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AFSOC becomes latest MQ-9B SkyGuardian customer
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc announced on March 6 that it will provide three MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS to US Air Force Special Operations Command, making it the first US customer to acquire the type
RAF Hawk T2s to fly rare weekend sorties
RAF Valley has recently announced there will be Hawk T2 sorties flown on a number of Saturdays
USAF orders first E-7A AEW&C aircraft from Boeing
Having selected Boeing’s E-7A to replace its ageing fleet of E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft last year, the USAF has awarded the US-based aircraft manufacturing giant a contract to begin working on the first two aircraft using a rapid prototyping acquisition pathway
IN PICTURES: Exercise Cobra Warrior - Action from Day One
Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 kicked off in typically cold northern English weather, but the action certainly provided such much-needed heat. Check out some of the action shots from the first day of the exercise here
India green lights mass HTT-40 basic trainer acquisition
India’s Union Cabinet has approved the procurement of 70 new-build, turboprop-driven HTT-40s from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in a bid to mitigate the shortage of basic training aircraft in the Indian Air Force’s fleet
UK planespotting highlights for February 2023
We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.
BA 787 and Qantas A330 in near-miss during Sydney departure
A British Airways Boeing 787 and Qantas Airbus A330 suffered a loss of separation while departing Sydney/Kingsford Smith Airport last year, a report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found.
Fire on the runway: How British Airtours Flight 28M changed aviation forever
In the latest of a special series of reports, Stephen Skinner recalls how tragic events at Manchester Airport in August 1985 became a watershed moment in improving safety standards throughout the global aviation industry
New boss for Light Aircraft Association
Simon Tilling has been appointed as the new CEO of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) and starts in his new role in mid-April
How Col Don Blakeslee became a master of the Merlin Mustang
“I’m going to fly the ass off each one of you”, said Col Don Blakeslee on one occasion to his 4th Fighter Group colleagues — it illustrated his hard-bitten approach to aerial combat
Historic ‘Bucc’ heads indoors…
Having spent a considerable period out in the open, Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XV168 has been moved undercover…
Bergen Airport released
Scenery developer, Salvuz has released ENBR Bergen Flesland Airport Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Aerosoft Bavarian Airfields 2 for MSFS out now
Developed by ClearPropStudios, Bavarian Airfields 2 features seven general aviation airfields in Bavaria.
Nashville for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
FeelThere has announced KBNA Nashville International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.