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Does the United States need an all-stealth air force?
Is stealth really a necessity in military aviation? Charlie Clark examines the options for air arms
UK axes another C-130J, leaving just a handful in RAF service
Another RAF-operated Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules C4 tactical transport has arrived at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s facility at Cambridge Airport in Cambridgeshire for disposal, leaving just a handful of airframes in UK military service
Croatian Mi-8s being prepped for transfer to Ukraine at Zagreb
Following the announcement that Croatia will donate 14 Hip helicopters to Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against invading Russian forces, the Mi-8s of the Divulje-based 395th Transport Helicopter Squadron have been gathered together on the military ramp at Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport and adjoining Zrakoplovo-Tehnicki Centar (ZTC)
Is China's new stealth fighter a threat to Taiwan? Chengdu J-20's impact assessed
China’s latest stealth fighter could be at the vanguard of an attack on Taiwan. David Axe assesses the impact of the Chengdu J-20
Second intercept of Russian aircraft by NATO joint Air Policing
For the second time this week a pair of Eurofighter Typhoons were scrambled from Amari Air Base in Estonia to intercept Russian aircraft transiting through the Finland Straight of the Estonian coast.
British Airways’ long-lived Boeing 757s: the full story
To mark the impending retirement of the last British Airways Boeing 757 in the December 2010 issue of Airliner World, Nathan Jones reviewed the airliner’s service with the UK carrier
Lufthansa reveals two destinations for its A380 encore
After months of speculation, Lufthansa has finally confirmed which cities will be the first to see the return of the iconic Airbus A380. Last year, the German flag carrier said it was planning to reintroduce the double-decker to its Munich-based fleet, but did not say when or where it would be flying.
Japan Airlines signs deal for Boeing 737 MAXs
Japan Airlines (JAL) has reached a deal with Boeing to purchase 21 737-8 MAX aircraft, in a move that will enable the flag carrier to further strengthen its domestic and regional network.
Sydney Camm - "His aircraft were right"
These were the words of engineer Robert Lickey, who worked alongside one of British aviation’s greatest minds. Sydney Camm was the man behind everything from the fighter that won the Battle of Britain to the world’s first operational VTOL jet, as Tom Cleaver describes
Spitfires.com to resume flying from Leeds East
Following the success of its 2021 detachment to Leeds East Airport (formerly known as Church Fenton, and also this year’s venue for the Flying Legends Airshow), Spitfires.com has announced that it will be returning on a semi-permanent basis during the 2023 flying season
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection unveil historic Panavia Tornado
FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan reports from the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection as it unveiled another hugely important airframe to its growing fleet – Tornado GR.1 ZA319, the one that led the way...
Bangkok for MSFS released
SamScene3D releases Bangkok Mega City for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Soldier Bar Airstrip out now
Orbx has announced 85U Soldiers Bar for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Antwerp for MSFS released
Aerosoft has announced Antwerp International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.