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Military

US Navy completes Poseidon transition in active-duty units

Patrol Squadron 40 (VP-40) “Fighting Marlins” has received its ninth and final Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, completing the US Navy’s transition from the Lockheed P-3C Orion in its active-duty units.

Babcock selects GlobalRanger for Australian special forces bid

Babcock Australia has down-selected Bell’s 429 GlobalRanger as its bidding platform in the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s) search for a new special operations helicopter under Project LAND 2097 Phase 4.

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Backing Broncos!

Blue Air Training is one of the expanding numbers of contractor air support companies in the US that are helping the military with its readiness requirements. Combat Aircraft Journal meets the company during operations at Yuma, Arizona, as it rolled out its new OV-10 Broncos.

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Il-20M near Lithuania

Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s – currently deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission – have carried out their first intercept of a Russian military aircraft.

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Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

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Commercial

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Boeing 777X first flight one year on – what’s the latest?

A year ago today, the latest version of the world’s most successful widebody airliner took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero reviews the happenings since the event and assesses the programme’s current status

Convair 990 at 60: Why the world’s fastest subsonic airliner failed

On the anniversary of its first flight, Key.Aero sits down with Shea Oakley, a commercial aviation historian to find out why the jet with big ambitions never lived up to its promised specifications

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines - winglet edition

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on just the winglets of airliners. Can you identify the airline based purely on this very focused angle? Let us know what score you get!

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Historic

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Aeroplane meets Carl Scholl

Becoming one of the warbird industry’s great specialists on the B-25 Mitchell has led to many colourful exploits...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 19

With museums set to reopen on May 17 (fingers crossed!), we chat to Darren Priday at the RAF Museum at Cosford...

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Aeroplane June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Flight Simulation

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IPACS’ Aerofly FS 2

AEROFLY FS 2 - The ‘final’ release

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ

An interview with Team Fusion (Part 1) TEAM FUSION Visually,...

KEGE Eagle County for Aerofly FS 2

A classic Orbx destination developed by Jarrad Marshall, Eagle...

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