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Fire Scout begins AN/ZPY-8 radar flight trials
The US Navy has commenced flight testing of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, equipped with Leonardo’s AN/ZPY-8 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
MDHI contracted to support Afghan Cayuse Warriors
The US Department of Defense has awarded a logistics support contract to MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) to further support the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopters.
French A400M lands in New Zealand for the first time
An Armeé de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas landed in New Zealand for the first time whilst conducting a repatriation mission in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
China to debut Xian H-20 stealth bomber this year?
According to local media sources, China is readying to publicly debut its first domestically-produced strategic subsonic stealth bomber, the Xian H-20, later this year.
Litening-5 and RecceLite pods for M-346FA
RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems has announced that it will supply its AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening-5 targeting pod and RecceLite reconnaissance system for integration on Leonardo’s M-346FA light combat aircraft.
Boeing confirms delay to 777X service entry
As it reported its largest full-year loss in its more than 100-year history, the Chicago-based giant outlined an updated plan for its next-generation widebody
EASA green-lights Boeing 737 MAX return
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today (January 27), given its seal of approval to the Boeing 737 MAX, ending a nearly two-year grounding period by allowing the jet to return to the skies in the region.
Is this the third runway plan that could ‘rescue’ Heathrow?
Born out of his own experience operating from the London hub, Jock Lowe explains to Key.Aero why his plan is now the only viable option left for expanding the airport
Pictures from France Field
In the late 1920s the small air service field adjacent to the Panama Canal hosted the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the Pan American Goodwill Flight. Bill Cahill shares pictures from the collection of CWO Lawrence Rush
Fiddler on the Roof (of the world)
As the Tupolev Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’ celebrates 60 years, Sérgio Santana describes the type’s operation from a pilot’s perspective
10 classic British naval aircraft of World War II
The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role during World War II – these were some of the Royal Navy’s most formidable flying machines
An exclusive interview with Honeycomb Aeronautical
Navigraph charts now available
Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...
Peter Stark takes a look at an innovative firefighting utility...