A coroner has criticised the manufacturer of an ejector seat, which led to the death of Red Arrows pilot Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham.
The inquest into the death of a Red Arrows pilot from Rutland, who died after performing at an air show last year, is due to resume today.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows have unveiled their line-up for the 2013 season.
An inquest into the death of a Red Arrows pilot who was ejected from his aircraft while it was on the ground is due to start today.
Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham died in November 2011, after the incident at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
The Red Arrows, based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, are back on home soil after a tour of the Middle East.
The team performed 15 displays in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in an effort to promote the UK.
They'll now begin training for next year - their 50th display season.
More than 125,000 visitors are expected at the RAF Waddington International Air Show this weekend.
The two-day event includes a seven-hour show featuring the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The air show is currently in its nineteenth year.
The RAF's Red Arrows air display team, based in Lincolnshire, has been cleared to fly in displays this year, the RAF said.
The team, based at RAF Scampton, has been cleared by the Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton to fly.
Two Red Arrows pilots died in accidents in 2011, meaning only seven aircraft flew in formations last year instead of nine due to a lack of time to train new pilots.
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging from Rutland and Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham were both killed in separate accidents.
A full inquest into the death of Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham looks set to go ahead in October. Flight Lieutenant Cunningham was killed after his ejection seat fired while his plane was on the tarmac at Lincolnshire's RAF Scampton in November 2011.
A pre-inquest hearing into his death was held at the Cathedral Centre in Lincoln, when the Coroner, Stuart Fisher, set a provisional date of October 23, 2013.
After carefully reviewing all of the evidence I have concluded that no charges should be brought in relation to the death of Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, a Red Arrows pilot who tragically died after being ejected from his stationary aircraft on 8 November 2011.
I have provided the police with on-going advice throughout their very thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Flt Lt Cunningham.
I provided the police with advice on the circumstances surrounding the activation of the ejection seat.
Following this advice, the police decided not to pursue further criminal investigation into this aspect of the incident.
The police did conduct a full criminal investigation into the circumstances which lead to the failure of Flt Lt Cunningham’s parachute to open.
A full file of evidence in relation to this was submitted by the police and reviewed by me.
– Alison Storey, Specialist Prosecutor for the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division
I considered charges against three individuals, and against the Ministry of Defence and Martin Baker Ltd, in relation to their involvement in either the manufacture or servicing of the relevant equipment.
The offences I considered were gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.
Alison Storey, specialist prosecutor for the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said there was insufficient evidence to establish that any individual or the Ministry of Defence breached their duty of care to Flt Lt Cunningham in relation to the servicing of the relevant equipment.
She also said there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction of Martin Baker Ltd in relation to the manufacture of the parachute.
No charges will be brought in relation to the death of a Red Arrows pilot killed after he was ejected from his cockpit while on the ground, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, 35, was fatally injured after being ejected from his Hawk T1 aircraft while on the ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, on November 8, 2011.
The parachute on the ejector seat did not deploy and the South African-born airman later died in hospital.
Lincolnshire Police handed over a file concerning the Iraq veteran's death, but the CPS has said no charges would be brought in relation to Flt Lt Cunningham's death.
There are hopes that a multi-million pound tourist attraction could be created at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
The base is the home of the Red Arrows and could be turned into an aviation heritage centre, say bosses at Lincolnshire County Council. They say the plan is still in very early stages but could help ensure Scampton continues to be used as an RAF base, securing the Arrows' long-term future.
It is envisaged regular air shows, a museum, exhibitions and and a hotel would draw in thousands of visitors from around world.
The Team Leader of the Red Arrows has told Calendar she's pleased the future of the aerobatic display team is now secure, after comments made by the Prime Minister last week.
Following speculation over whether defence cuts may spell the end for the Reds, David Cameron has offered reassurance, saying as long as he is in Downing Street the team will continue to grace the skies of Britain.
Downing Street also described the Red Arrows as one of Britain's most iconic brands, saying Mister Cameron believes they reflect everything that's great about Britain.
Squadron Leader Ruth Shackleton said: "Of course nothing is secure in this climate of ours but of course we're very pleased indeed that he confirmed that is the case and we're secure, and of course with the building of the runway at RAF Scampton also we will be there for a good few years yet."