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USAF investigation finds cause of major B-1B fire at Dyess AFB
An official USAF Accident Investigation Report has been published by Air Force Global Strike Command into the mishap involving a B-1B Lancer on April 20, 2022, at Dyess AFB, Texas. The aircraft’s engine exploded injuring an airman not long after it had been through a maintenance procedure
Final flight for US Navy’s ‘Sea Knights’
Almost 16 years after it completed its first operational sortie, the US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) ‘Sea Knights’ performed its final flight on February 15
Boeing outlines plan to cease Super Hornet production
Boeing has revealed that it will complete new-build production of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in late 2025, following the delivery of the final examples to the US Navy
Exercise Cobra Warrior – full details released
The RAF has confirmed the full details of the international aircraft participation in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1, which runs from March 2 to 24.
HAL Tejas snubbed as Malaysia opts for KAI FA-50
In what was a close race between the Indian-made HAL Tejas and KAI’s FA-50 Fighting Eagle, it has been revealed that Malaysia will acquire 18 examples of the latter to fulfil the requirements set out in its Fighter Lead In Trainer-Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) tender
Ryanair 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Cyprus
An Israel-bound Ryanair flight made an emergency landing in Paphos, Cyprus this morning (February 27).
Smooth landings: how runways are kept ready for action
Airport runways are subject to enormous wear and tear, driven not least by harsh winter weather. Tom Batchelor looks at the lengths being taken to protect them
Why has physics lab CERN joined forces with Airbus?
Pioneering physics lab CERN is working with Airbus to research new technologies that will benefit aviation, reports Mark Broadbent
Historic Aviation Quiz – Gloster Meteor
In line with KEY.aero celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first flight of Gloster’s ground-breaking Meteor, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation quiz to Britain’s first jet fighter…
208 Sqn Gloster Meteors – Photo-recce in the Middle East
Graham Pitchfork recounts the career of a Meteor pilot and the recce sorties he undertook in the Middle East
WW2 Meteor pilot: leading the first Allied jet deployment to Europe
Graham Pitchfork profiles an RAF pilot at the forefront of Meteor operations
Flying Floatplanes in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Join us as we discover the world of floatplanes in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we travel to the rugged Pacific Northwest region of the US and Canada and explore some of the world's most challenging floatplane bases.
Damyns Hall Aerodrome for MSFS released
Burning Blue Design has announced EGML Damyns Hall Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.
Flight sim airports - Part 4: Brussels Airport
This time, we travel to Brussels Airport in Belgium. With flights to more than 200 destinations, it is one of the busiest airports in Europe. So, let's see how it compares with other airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator.