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Military

CH-53K King Stallion enters full-rate production

Following a decision made by Frederick J Stefany, the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter formally entered full-rate production (FRP) at the end of 2022

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Spain to arm Eurofighters with Brimstone missiles

The Spanish Air and Space Force has selected MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-ground missile for its fleet of Eurofighters

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AirForces Monthly February 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Canada inks $14bn F-35A deal to replace ageing Hornet fleet

The Canadian government announced on January 9 that it had finalised an agreement with its US counterpart, along with Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney, for the acquisition of 88 F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters for an estimated cost of CA$19bn (US$14bn)

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Inside the cockpit: Exercise Falcon Strike from a Dutch F-35 pilot's perspective

Read about a Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35A pilot's time flying a training mission during Falcon Strike 22 defending a C-27 with paratroopers onboard from enemy SAM systems and a Navy cruiser vessel

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Commercial

Air India to launch four routes from Gatwick

Air India is to start serving Gatwick Airport from March 26 this year operating 12 flights a week to four destinations using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

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Final Boeing 747 livery revealed as jet emerges from paint shop

The last ever Boeing 747 to be built has just been painted and was noted departing Portland International Airport in Oregon on January 10.

All US domestic flights GROUNDED following tech glitch

All domestic flights in the United States were grounded for several hours earlier today after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a nationwide ground stop following the failure of a system alerting pilots to potential hazards on flight routes.

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Historic

Rare Anson for sale in New Zealand

The immaculately restored Avro Anson Mk.I MH120 is in need of a new home

Corsairs being returned to flight

A Californian organisation is immersed in the process of restoring multiple Corsairs to fly…

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RCAF Sabre pilot recounts unforgettable Cold War experience

For a young Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, flying the Canadair Sabre Mk6 and tangling with other NATO fighters in the skies of Cold War Europe was something never to be forgotten

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Flight Simulation

X-Plane 12 now in full release

Laminar Research has announced the full release of X-Plane 12 is now available.

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Flight sim airports - Part 3

This time, we travel to the UK for our first look at a British airport. EGKK Gatwick is a 'port,' meaning that Origami Studios based this design on an earlier edition of its work. Let's get on the ground and see how it compares with other airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Orbx’s Stockholm-Bromma and Malmo Airports reviewed

Sweden is an oft-forgotten part of the flight sim world, despite having some fantastic airports and locations to visit. Forget Arlanda and let's look at two airports that offer an interesting location or a challenging approach. Let’s check out Malmö and Stockholm Bromma.

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Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.