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USAF B-1B Lancers return to Europe for latest Bomber Task Force mission
Four supersonic-capable Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from the USAF’s 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB, Texas, have deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, as part of a long-planned Bomber Task Force-Europe rotation in support of ongoing US European Command and NATO deterrence operations
USMC welcomes first C-40A Clipper to NAS JRB Fort Worth
The USMC welcomed its first Boeing C-40A Clipper strategic transport to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth in Texas on May 19; the first of two aircraft that will ultimately be operated and fielded by the Marine Forces Reserve
Malaysia pushes forward with ATR 72 MPA acquisition
The Malaysian MOD formally inked a contract with Leonardo for the acquisition of two ATR 72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft platforms during a ceremony that took place during the biennially-held Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition in Malaysia on May 25
Zimbabwe takes delivery of 18 Russian-built Ansat helicopters
The government of Zimbabwe took delivery of 18 Kazan Helicopters Ansat multi-purpose light helicopters at one time during a ceremony at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare on May 18
NASA readies ex-USMC F/A-18D for chase mission ahead of X-59 testing
A former USMC-operated F/A-18D Hornet that was acquired by NASA from the US Navy in 2021 has been rolled out at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center – a part of Edwards AFB in California – after being rejuvenated and repainted ahead of its planned use in supporting the testing of the administration’s X-59 QueSST technology demonstrator
Planespotting highlights from the King's coronation
Earlier this month, hundreds of world leaders descended on London for the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. We bring you a some of the more interesting aircraft movements from the weekend…
How are sanctions against Russia impacting the aviation industry?
Legal experts Daniel Powell and Leigh Crestohl assess the ongoing impact of sanctions against Russia on the aviation industry including lessors, manufacturers and insurers
The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (Part Two)
Welcome to part two of our Ultimate Airline Logos quiz!
After last week's 'airlines of yesteryear' theme, this time we bring you a mixture of (potentially) lesser known, unusual, and downright obscure passenger and cargo carriers plying their trade somewhere in the world today.
Best of luck!
Historic Aviation Quiz: Sports aircraft of the 1920s
Fueled by a need and passion to go faster, not even a worldwide economic depression could derail the development of sports aeroplanes during the 'Roaring Twenties'. But can you identify these sports ai
Spitfire returns 'home' — and makes show debut
Ex-Belgian Air Force fighter-reconnaissance ‘Spit’ takes part in Florennes commemoration and gives first airshow display at La Ferté-Alais
'Jenny' restoration complete at USAF museum
Historic biplane to go back on show at Wright-Patterson this summer
Kalamata International Airport for MSFS released
Scenery developer MXI Design has announced LGKL Kalamata International Airport in Greece is out now.
Bell 222B ready for take-off
CowanSim has released the 222B for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Orlando for MSFS released
Taxi2Gate has announced Orlando International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.