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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
Emirates unveil refreshed livery
Emirates has unveiled its new livery to adorn its fleet, marking the third iteration of the carrier’s livery since 1985.
Why British Airways raced an E190 against the GB Rowing Team
The airline has been busy raising funds for Comic Relief
Airbus study reveals truth about commercial aviation safety
In its latest Statistical Analysis of Commercial Aviation Accidents report – which covers all Western-built commercial air transport jets that carry more than 40 passengers – Airbus reports on the trends of fatal crashes and hull losses.
What's happening with the UK's next flying Seafire?
The next Supermarine Seafire to fly in the UK will be a MkXV — and, through the application of advanced manufacturing techniques, it’s a project with potentially wider importance for other restorations, too
Everyone remembers their first time...in a Chipmunk
Bill Turnill recounts his memories of flying with the Air Experience Flight
Museum seeks Vulcan XM594 logbooks
For more than twenty years Newark Air Museum (NAM) has hosted an ongoing social history project to record the history of its Avro Vulcan, XM594
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.
Famous Flyer IV: Antonov An-225 Mriya released
Microsoft has released the latest aircraft in the Famous Flyer series, the Antonov An-225 Mriya for Microsoft Flight Simulator.