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UK and Germany conduct NATO’s first joint Baltic Air Policing interception
Eurofighter Typhoons from the RAF and Luftwaffe have been scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft off the coast of Estonia in the first ever dual force operation as part of Operation Azitoze
Indian Tejas and MiG-29K fighters land on INS Vikrant for the first time
The Indian Navy has recently marked a major milestone in the extensive aviation trials currently being conducted by the service’s first indigenously designed, developed and manufactured aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant (R11), after Indian Naval Test Pilots landed two different fighter types on the vessel for the first time
Ukrainian fighter pilots use F-16 simulators at Morris ANGB
Two Ukrainian Air Force pilots are using F-16 flight simulators in the US as part of a programme to assess their training needs, a defense official has said
USAF plots retirement of more than 300 aircraft in 2024
As the USAF seeks to free up funding for various modernisation programmes, the air arm has revealed its desire to divest a staggering 310 aircraft from operational service – including 32 F-22A Block 20 Raptor fifth-generation air superiority fighters – as part of its FY24 budget request
Spain opts to acquire additional PC-21s
Having already ordered an initial batch of 24 turboprop-driven Pilatus PC-21s in early 2020, the Spanish Air and Space Force has further bolstered its commitment to the platform by acquiring a further 16 examples from the Swiss aircraft manufacturer, making it the largest operator of the PC-21 in Europe
BREAKING: Riyadh Air launches with major aircraft order
Saudi Arabia’s new national carrier signs bumper commitment for widebody jets
Binter UK flights? Airline's big plans revealed
Binter Canarias is embarking on an exciting new chapter in its colourful history, as Matteo Legnani reports from Gran Canaria
How do I become an air traffic controller?
Could you safely manage the traffic at a busy international airport or guide it through some of the world’s most congested airspace? Leading practitioners describe the challenging routes to qualification
The fast jet you can fly in!
How the BAC Strikemasters of North Wales Military Aviation Services have helped drive Britain’s classic jet scene forward again in the face of difficult times
Could historic Scampton be used to house migrants?
An eminent group of historians has signed a letter to the government opposing plans to house asylum seekers at RAF Scampton
How the pioneering Zodiac did actually fly
The British and Colonial Aeroplane Company's Zodiac has been written off for more than a century as ‘the aeroplane that didn't fly’. So, why did it perform well in France, when success eluded it in England?
Texan II X-Plane 12 ready
AOA Simulations has announced the T-6A Texan II is now available for X-Plane 12. The project has been in development for more than three years, and according to AOA is its most detailed model to date.
Bern Airport released
Orbx has announced LSZB Bern Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.
Turku Airport now available
Scenery developer, M'M Simulations has announced Turku Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.