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Military

USAF’s ‘Night Hawks’ part ways with the Pave Hawk

The 55th Rescue Squadron ‘Night Hawks’ – a component of the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona – has become the latest USAF unit to bid a fond farewell to its complement of HH-60G Pave Hawk CSAR helicopters

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Israel carries out strike on Iranian drone factory

An Israeli Intelligence Organization drone team, flying what were believed to be small quadcopters, hit the roof of a research facility belonging to the Iranian Ministry of Defence at the former Tohid ammunition factory in Isfahan, Iran, on January 28

Greek F-4E Phantom II crashes into the Ionian Sea

An Hellenic Air Force-operated McDonnell Douglas F-4E (AUP) Phantom II crashed in the waters of the Ionian Sea, some 25nm (46km) south of Andravida – the type’s home base – on January 30

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BAE Systems: RAF’s Tranche 1 Typhoons could be upgraded and retained

BAE Systems has told MPs that the RAF’s ageing fleet of Tranche 1 Typhoon FGR4s – which is slated to be phased out of UK military service in 2025 – could be upgraded and retained for operational use

Boeing extends support contract for Australian Chinook fleet

Boeing Defence Australia will extend its support to the Australian Army Air Corps’ 14-strong fleet of CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters after a contract extension was signed with the Australian Department of Defence on January 20

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Commercial

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How a fatigue crack caused a fire on Ryanair 737

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has published new insights following an incident involving a Ryanair jet at Manchester Airport.

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Qatar Airways and Airbus settle A350 dispute

Airbus and Qatar Airways have settled a legal dispute over the “degradation of surface and paint” and the grounding of the airline’s A350 aircraft.

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Celebrating the Boeing 747’s legacy with 20 stunning photos

A chapter of aviation was closed on Tuesday (January 31) when Boeing delivered its last ever 747. Here we celebrate the legacy of the ‘Queen of the Skies’ with a superb collection of images

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Historic

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Europe's only flying Cessna T-50 Bobcat - and how it got to Germany

Following an epic trans-Atlantic ferry, Europe has an airworthy Cessna T-50 Bobcat once again

Historic Aviation Quiz: 1940s experimental aircraft

Can you identify these experimental types from across the 1940s?

Passenger flights in ex-military jets get CAA approval

Aero Legends look forward to flying customers in a BAC Strikemaster

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Flight Simulation

Honeycomb Charlie Rudder Pedals now available on pre-order

Honeycomb Aeronautical has announced the launch of pre-orders for the Charlie Rudder Pedals, the latest addition to its line of high-performance flight simulation equipment.

Hogsback Ranch for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Hogsback Ranch is a private airstrip in the North California backcountry with breathtaking views and the perfect location for virtual bush trip adventures.

Helipads LA Police for MSFS now available

Orbx has introduced a new Police Activities Expansion Pack that offers a unique and realistic look into the daily operations of Police forces in the LA metropolitan area.

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