An ejector seat manufacturer has appeared in court charged with breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act over the death of a Red Arrows pilot.
The charge relates to the death of Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, in 2011.
Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd, of Lower Road, Higher Denham, near Uxbridge, Buckinghamshire, made no indication of plea at Lincoln Magistrates' Court.
The case will be next heard at Lincoln Crown Court in February.
Members of Flt Lt Cunningham's family were in attendance at court during the brief hearing.
The experienced pilot and Iraq war veteran died after his ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his Hawk XX177 jet while on the ground and stationary at the Lincolnshire airbase, the Health and Safety Executive said.
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Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows are set for a major tour of Asia with performances in China, India, Malaysia and Singapore, it has been announced.
The tour, to support Britain's prosperity, is part of performances in up to 20 locations from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific.
It will see the Red Arrows, who are based at RAF Scampton, perform their world-famous aerobatics in China for the first time ever.
Planning is under way to finalise details of deployment, which follows an invitation for the aerobatic team of Hawk T1 aircraft to perform at the Zhuhai Airshow as part of the UK’s GREAT campaign.
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The Red Arrows have issued a warning to photographers after training at RAF Scampton had to be stopped amid safety concerns.
The display team said people taking photos on the runway directly under the aircraft's flight paths during takeoff and landing were endangering themselves and others last Friday.
hey said they welcomed people watching them train but not to take unnecessary risks.
The Red Arrows who are based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire have unveiled a white-knuckle ride named in their honour.
The Red Arrows Skyforce at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach is 72ft high and cost £2million.
Hi-tech companies including Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Mercedes are joining forces with the Red Arrows and The Education Business Partnership (EBP) to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.
The firms will showcase their work to more than 300 children at RAF Scampton, which is the Lincolnshire home of the world-renowned Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
The special day is part of celebrations marking the Red Arrows’ 50th display season in 2014 and will focus on the importance of studying science, technology, engineering and maths – the so-called STEM subjects.
Also in attendance tomorrow will be physicist Professor Brian Cox, maths expert Carol Vorderman, The Gadget Show host Jason Bradbury and Wing Commander Andy Green, who is the holder of the world land speed record.
The pupils will also get to watch a practice display by the Red Arrows.