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Rolls-Royce offers first glimpse of F130 engine in B-52 nacelle as testing begins
Having been selected to provide new turbofans for the USAF’s Boeing B-52H Stratofortress fleet, Rolls-Royce has announced that it has launched F130 engine testing at the firm’s outdoor test facility at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, marking the first time the new powerplant has been tested in the strategic bomber’s unique dual-pod engine nacelle configuration
Boeing eyes Australia as potential T-7A Red Hawk customer
Boeing has announced that it stands ready to offer its new T-7A Red Hawk platform – which was developed in partnership with Saab – to Australia, stating that the advanced jet trainer would help “ensure the mission-readiness of the country’s future defence pilots”
Chinese Y-20A airlifter makes another rare visit to Austria
In what is a rare visit to Europe, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force has flown a Xi’an Y-20A Kunpeng heavy-lift strategic transport to Innsbruck Airport, marking the second time in less than a year that China has dispatched one of its airlifters to Austria
Egyptian Rafale fleet reaches 10,000 flight hour milestone
Last week an event was held at Gebel El Basur Air Base, roughly 50 miles northeast of Cairo, to celebrate the Arab Republic of Egypt Air Force reaching 10,000 flight hours with its Dassault Rafale multi-role fighter aircraft
What's next for Bulgaria's fighter fleet after the MiG-29 is retired?
The Bulgarian Air Force is poised to transform its fighter fleet as the days of its ageing MiG-29s are numbered, while the newly ordered F-16 Block 70s are due to be taken on strength not before 2025
Inside FlyArystan: Kazakhstan's pioneering low-cost airline
Air Astana’s new budget offshoot has already outgrown its parent and is aiming to become the preeminent airline in Central Asia. Airliner World’s Craig West travelled to its headquarters in Almaty to find out more
Pilot training – what does it take to become a pilot?
It’s a career many seek, and many others have previously cherished. But how do you go about becoming a pilot? Airliner World turns to training organisations for advice
Why is all-A220 operator airBaltic wet leasing four A320s?
Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has announced it will wet lease four Airbus A320s during the summer season this year.
Farewell to The Yakovlevs!
Formed in 1999, The Yakovlevs have displayed in front of an estimated two billion people across 13 countries and four continents during more than 2,000 displays…
Cutlass joins warship museum display
The veteran jet can now be seen on he deck of aircraft carrier USS Midway in California
Why new engines couldn't save the BAC One-Eleven
Re-engining the BAC One-Eleven with Rolls-Royce Tay engines could have given the veteran British airliner a new lease of life — but neither BAe, nor the market, turned out to think so
World Update XII: New Zealand released
Asobo Studio has announced World Update XII: New Zealand for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available, adding seven detailed cities, several points of interest and nine handcrafted airports along with discovery flights, challenges and bush trips.
Oklahoma City Airport released
iniBuilds has announced Oklahoma City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
New Caribbean destination for MSFS
Taxi2Gate has released Pointe-A-Pitre International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.