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US approves Croatian UH-60M purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift battlefield utility helicopters to Croatia.

Going Dutch: First RNLAF F-35A arrives at Leeuwarden

The first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force) has arrived at Leeuwarden AB (The Netherlands) on 31 October 2019.

RAF takes ownership of first Poseidon MRA1

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has officially taken delivery of its first Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft, following a handover ceremony at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.

Indonesia seeks F-16V acquisition

The Indonesian Air Force has announced plans to acquire at least two squadrons worth of US-made Lockheed Martin F-16V (Block 70/72) Fighting Falcons and Russian-manufactured Sukhoi Su-35s under its 2020-2024 strategic plan, according to local media sources.

F-35s set for price drop with new production contract

The Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office has contracted Lockheed Martin to produce and deliver Lots 12, 13 and 14 of the F-35A/B/C Lightning II for the US military, international partners and other foreign military sales. The contract will also see the F-35 become cheaper.

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Commercial

Boeing 747 variants that never existed

Since its introduction in 1970, five main production versions of the jumbo have been produced. As Key.Aero reveals, many more were proposed but didn’t make it very far from the drawing board – like the 747 Trijet…

An-124 visits Stansted to pick up unusual cargo

One of the world’s largest aircraft stopped off in Essex yesterday to collect some rare freight

Ten of the coolest retrojet airline liveries

A blast from the past – historical paint schemes are very popular amongst aviation enthusiasts. Here are ten great examples you might have missed

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Historic

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Nimrod arrival leads changes at Manston

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‘The CO’s Query’

It was with great interest that I began to read...

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Pierre Clostermann's fascinating career and achievements

Pierre Clostermann was one of the most high-profile Free French World War Two pilots. In the centenary year of his birth, Malcolm V Lowe examines this fascinating aviator’s career and achievements

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