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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 in 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
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 147
Welcome to the 146th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Argentine Navy scraps plan to reactivate ex-French Super Étendards
The Argentine Navy has abandoned plans to reactivate the five former French Fleet Air Arm-operated Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard IVM naval strike fighters that were purchased in 2019, as the nation is unable to return the aircraft to operational service
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 helicopters saved for preservation
A pair of retired military helicopters have been ‘rescued’ from the scrapman and now face a brighter future
Classic aviation and motoring at Stow Maries
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex, Europe’s largest surviving First World War aerodrome, hosted a cavalcade of classic aircraft and classic cars last weekend
Former 617 Squadron Vulcan salutes Dambusters
Hundreds of aviation enthusiasts gathered at London Southend Airport on the evening of May 20 to watch resident Avro Vulcan XL426 perform a high-speed taxi-run
Orlando for MSFS released
Taxi2Gate has announced Orlando International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Just Flight 146 Professional for MSFS upgraded
Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional, adding failures simulation, pushback controls, HF aerials, improved performance and various enhancements.
Navigraph releases Avionics Plugin for MSFS
The Avionics Plugin seamlessly integrates Navigraph airport charts and SimBrief flight plans into the G3000 and G5000 avionics used in the default TBM 930 and Cessna Citation Longitude in Microsoft Flight Simulator.