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New team launches Bronco II SOCOM Armed Overwatch bid

Leidos has announced that it will lead a team effort to offer the Bronco II light attack/multi-mission aircraft for the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Armed Overwatch prototype programme.

VE Day: The Road to Victory

Our experts discuss the key turning points of World War II, and pay tribute to its heroes

Global TerraFlora v2 Out Now

Orbx has announced Global TerraFlora v2 for Prepar3D version 4 and 5 is now available.

Work Begins on World's First A380 Freighter

German MRO provider Lufthansa Technik has revealed that it is conducting its first operational change on an Airbus A380. The firm is supporting an undisclosed customer with a passenger-to-freight conversion of the type, as the COVID-19 pandemic fuels a global cargo capacity shortfall.

Marshall contracted to support Cameroon C-130Hs

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (ADG) has been awarded a five-year contract to support the Lockheed C-130H Hercules tactical transport fleet of the Armée de l’Air du Cameroun (Cameroon Air Force, CAF).

Qantas Places Project Sunrise on Hold

Australian flag carrier Qantas has shelved its plan to launch a series of new record-breaking nonstop routes and will review its international fleet due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on air travel.

Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic Announces Radical Survival Plan

Virgin Atlantic has revealed plans to cut up to a third of its workforce, ground its Boeing 747s immediately and close its Gatwick base as the airline scales back its operations in a bid to secure its future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

PACAF releases findings on 2019 Kunsan F-16C mishap

Results of an investigation into the landing mishap of an F-16C Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, have been released by the US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command.

Coronavirus: Norwegian Shareholders Approve Rescue Plan

Investors of the embattled carrier Norwegian Air have voted in favour of a plan which will see the airline convert its debt to equity in a bid to secure its future amid the COVID-19 crisis. The approval will also unlock the rest of a NOK 3bn (£230m) bailout package from the Norwegian government.

Which Aircraft is Leaving Air Canada with Immediate Effect?

In a bid to reduce its costs, Air Canada is accelerating the retirement of 79 older aircraft from its fleet including the Boeing 767, Airbus A319 and Embraer E190, with the latter exiting immediately. The decision comes as the flag carrier revealed a C$1bn (£599m) net loss for the first quarter, compared to a C$345m (£197m) profit for the same period last year.

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