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US approves sale of additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes to Japan
US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a further five Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and related equipment to Japan for an estimated cost of $1.381bn
Biden ditches Trump's design for new 'Air Force One' livery
While a ‘revamped’ livery design for the USAF’s next fleet of ‘Air Force One’ aircraft – which will comprise two Boeing VC-25Bs – was announced by former US President Donald J Trump in June 2019, the incumbent President Joe Biden has selected a new scheme, which closely mirrors the one applied to the current VC-25A fleet, aside from a few key differences
Norway selects MH-60R Seahawk to partially replace NH90 fleet
Norway has announced plans to acquire six Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission utility helicopters to replace some of its now-retired fleet of NHIndustries NH90 rotorcraft, which were withdrawn from operational use in June 2022
What would an air war between China, Taiwan and the US look like?
Simulations of a war between the US and China find that air-to-air combat is unlikely. CAJ examines the role aircraft will play in the fight for Taiwan
Russian Su-27 collides with USAF Reaper drone over Black Sea
A USAF MQ-9A Reaper was destroyed after it was intercepted by two Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers during a routine intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) patrol in international airspace over the Black Sea on March 14.
Emirates unveil refreshed livery
Emirates has unveiled its new livery to adorn its fleet, marking the third iteration of the carrier’s livery since 1985.
Why British Airways raced an E190 against the GB Rowing Team
The airline has been busy raising funds for Comic Relief
Airbus study reveals truth about commercial aviation safety
In its latest Statistical Analysis of Commercial Aviation Accidents report – which covers all Western-built commercial air transport jets that carry more than 40 passengers – Airbus reports on the trends of fatal crashes and hull losses.
Museum seeks Vulcan XM594 logbooks
For more than twenty years Newark Air Museum (NAM) has hosted an ongoing social history project to record the history of its Avro Vulcan, XM594
Do you know the story of the ‘Mickle Fell Stirling’?
After more than 40 years hidden away, the substantial remains of a Short Stirling have been placed on public display for the first time this century…
Airfield preservation group launches museum bid
The RAF Bradwell Bay Preservation Group is seeking support in its bid to create a museum close to the site’s war memorial, near Maldon in Essex
Bonanza upgraded to steam gauges
Black Square has released a new steam gauge overhaul pack for the default G36 Bonanza for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Tecnam P2006T ready for take-off
FlightSim Studio has announced the Tecnam P2006T MKII for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
New Greek destination for MSFS
Scenery developer, JustSim has released a new version of Rhodes Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.