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One of the RAF’s most senior squadrons was reformed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on September 28 when 30 Squadron became the second operational Airbus Atlas C.1 unit. It had been disbanded on December 8, 2016 as part of the gradual rundown of the Hercules force
Willow Aircraft is heading up a long-term project in Gardnerville, Nevada, to restore several historic Boeing aircraft, a mix of reproductions and originals. The latter include a pair of civilianised P-12s, built with some modifications and without armament
The Ilyushin Il-62, which NATO assigned the reporting name of ‘Classic’, has had a lengthy career and some examples are still flying. ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ in its October 4, 1962 issue published the first photos of the jetliner to be publicly seen in the West
Airbus Defence and Space announced on September 21 that it has developed a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Beluga A300-600ST freight aircraft, revealing that the capability was successfully tested in a verification exercise with the German Armed Forces – the system’s first customer – in Manching, Germany
The UK’s Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II force has suffered a schedule setback after it was revealed that full operating capability for the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter fleet – which was initially planned to be declared in 2023 – has now slipped by two years to 2025
From a distance, the two trijets look very similar, but what are the main differentiating features of the pair? Key.Aero compares them to find out
A single missing letter in the aircraft’s computer caused it to stop climbing and led to multiple activations of its ground proximity warning system
The company plans to consolidate some of its manufacturing activities in a bid to become “leaner and more agile”
Aerosoft has announced Airport Friedrichshafen for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.