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Raytheon to outfit KAI’s FA-50 with new PhantomStrike radar
Raytheon Technologies announced on May 15 that it will outfit South Korea’s FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft with its new PhantomStrike radar, after the US government gave its approval for the system to be exported as a Direct Commercial Sales product to the platform’s original equipment manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries
Raptor Resurrected: USAF F-22A involved in 2018 mishap returns to flight
Five years after a failed take-off at NAS Fallon in Nevada left F-22A Raptor (serial 07-146) – assigned to the USAF’s 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska – in a critical condition, the fifth-generation air superiority fighter has returned to the skies after a lengthy restoration and rebuilding process
Severe weather forces USAF tankers to vacate McConnell AFB
The USAF’s 22nd ARW at McConnell AFB, Kansas, was forced to relocate its tanker fleet – which comprises a number of KC-46A Pegasus and KC-135R/T Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft – out of state on May 11 due to a severe weather system that was scheduled to strike their home base later that day
New York ARNG UH-60Ms return from Kuwait deployment
The New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, ended its ten-month mission to the Middle East when a transition of authority ceremony was held at Camp Buehring in Kuwait on May 6
Ukraine restores ex-North Macedonian Su-25 to help fight Russia
Images of Ukrainian-operated Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack jets carrying two fuel tanks and four five-tube B-13L rocket pods that appeared on social media on May 10 have confirmed that Ukraine has managed to restore at least one of the four Su-25s that North Macedonia donated to Kyiv in 2022 to an airworthy, combat-capable condition
JetBlue and American Airlines partnership under fire
US majors ordered to withdraw from Northeast Alliance
The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (part one)
In the past, we’ve given you quizzes on aircraft types, airlines, and airports. But now for something a little different.
We present to you 10 images, all of them the logo of an airline of yesteryear.
How well do you know your defunct airlines?
Lufthansa forced to reduce price of A380s it’s selling back to Airbus
German flag carrier Lufthansa has had to reduce the price of six A380s it is selling back to Airbus.
‘Razorback’ P-47 flies
Superb restoration of combat-veteran fighter completed by AirCorps Aviation
Memphis Belle: sorting fact from legend
On the same day as the Ruhr dams raid ended, the captain of B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle completed his 25th mission. The famous bomber itself did so two days later. How did the two reach those milestones — and did any other 8th Air Force ‘heavies’ get there first?
Berlin Airlift – the British contribution
Avoiding World War Three, or the first victory of the Cold War? Helena P Schrader re-evaluates Britain’s contribution to Operation Plainfare, the UK’s designation for the Berlin Airlift
E-Jets Family for X-Plane 12 released
X-Crafts has announced its E-Jets Family has been upgraded for X-Plane 12 compatibility.
Aeroprakt A22-LS v3.0 upgraded to X-Plane 12
Aircraft developer VSKYLABS has upgraded the Aeroprakt A22-LS to v3.0, bringing the project to X-Plane 12 standards.
St Helens Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator
The latest Australian destination from Orbx is St Helens Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.