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YMEN for X-Plane 11 Out Now

The latest Australian destination from Orbx is Essendon Airport. Established in 1921, it is Australia's second-oldest international hub after Sydney.

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REVEALED: Inside Breeze Airways’ Airbus A220 cabin

US airline Breeze Airways unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220-300s during a preview event at the final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

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On board a BOAC wartime flying boat

A revealing visit to a BOAC operated Boeing 314-A flying boat undertaking wartime services for the British government was detailed in the February 6, 1942 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

Airbus A340 Ready for Take-Off

Aircraft developer ToLiss has released the Airbus A340-600 for the X-Plane 11 platform.

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IN PICTURES: Airline traffic highlights from Lisbon

Lisbon is a major draw for tourists wishing to explore the beautiful Portuguese capital, as well as a stepping stone to the country’s stunning coastline. Consequently, there’s plenty of interesting airline traffic to savour...

Historic Aviation Quiz: Bomber Command (Part 4)

The final and most testing quiz in our Bomber Command series!

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint Airseeker electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, DSky has released Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

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On board the first-ever Boeing 787 revenue service

A decade since he stepped aboard the Dreamliner’s revenue debut, Chris Sloan looks back at the 787’s first years in service

Concorde Takes Flight in X-Plane

Colimata has announced version 2.0 of Concorde FXP is now available.

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 24

Episode 24 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis on Norway's recently announced plans to retire its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fleet before the end of this year, with the fixed-wing combat role set to be solely taken over by the F-35A Lightning II. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses the continued effort to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghan civilians to the UK after the August 31 deadline

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update VI Released News Premium

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Sim Update VI Released

Asobo has released Sim Update VI for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform such as improved stability and performance.

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UK defence exports dependent on aerospace sector

The UK’s reliance on its aerospace industry to secure defence exports has been highlighted in a report by UK Defence and Security Exports which detailed that 91% of combined order or contract value from 2011-2020 came from the sector

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Inside Sea-Tac's renovated North Satellite

Making the most of pandemic-driven downtime, Sea-Tac focused its attention on renovating its North Satellite. Now open, ahead of schedule and under budget, it is full of clever innovation, explains Keri Allan

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RNLAF's final KDC-10 tanker leaves the Netherlands

The Royal Netherlands Air Force sole remaining McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 tanker - serial T-235 - departed Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands for the US on October 25, as it heads to its new civil-based owner on the other side of the Atlantic

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From 'V-Force' to CND

How did a former Vulcan squadron commander became a leading light in the campaign against nuclear weapons?

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Analysing the USAF's upcoming EC-37B Compass Call and SABER technology

With EC-37B Compass Call and BAE Systems’ SABER technology coming to the fore, we find out what the future holds for the USAF’s electronic warfare capability

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Unearthed – 1942 visit to an RAF Boston squadron

Despite World War Two still raging the press were invited to visit a squadron of the RAF’s new Douglas Bostons and experience flying in the bomber, as reported in the April 17, 1942 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

Hawk Advanced Trainer Ready for Take-Off

Just Flight has released the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Brisbane for Prepar3D Out Now

Orbx has announced Cityscape Brisbane for Prepar3D v4+ is now available.

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A400M and Voyager combine in recent Afghan evacuee flights

The UK has confirmed that it has conducted airlifts to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans who had fled Afghanistan to a neighbouring country, with two flights by UK Royal Air Force A400M Atlas aircraft taking place between October 15-22

RAF F-35Bs work with Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2)

RAF Lockheed Martin F-35Bs from 617 Squadron operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) have participated in a maritime partnership exercise with the US Navy (USN), Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense force (JMSDF)

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 66

Welcome to the 66th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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