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Military

Boeing rolls out first Loyal Wingman prototype

An industry team – led by Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) – have rolled out the first of three Airpower Teaming System (ATS) prototypes.

F-22 Raptor crashes near Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor, operated by the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Hornets’ – a part of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) – crashed near Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, on May 15.

US approves Egyptian AH-64E refurbishment package

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a refurbishment package to Egypt that will upgrade its current fleet of 43 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to AH-64E standard.

First Ansat for Russia’s Emergency Ministry

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first Ansat helicopter for the Russian ministry for emergencies (EMERCOM) at its North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center located on Kasimovo Airfield.

StandardAero awarded T-38C engine MRO contract

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted StandardAero to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the GE Aviation J85 turbojets employed by its fleet of T-38C Talon jet trainer aircraft.

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Commercial

VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

VIDEO: Exclusive guided tour of JetBlue’s new A220 cabin

Ahead of beginning services with the new jet in the spring, Key.Aero meets Mariya Stoyanova, the airline’s director of product development who provides a tour of the aircraft’s brand-new cabin

BA is selling suitcases containing 747 parts

Following the jumbo’s retirement last year, the flag carrier is now offering limited edition luggage

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Historic

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THE LAST OF THE LEVITHANS

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Last Of The Mosquitos

FlyPast presents this long lost article by Stuart Howe, featuring the last remaining Mosquitos of the time...

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The fascinating flying career of Bill Williams

Graham Pitchfork relates just some of the fascinating flying career of former photo-recce pilot Bill Williams, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in May

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Flight Simulation

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REMIX software’s Deadstick

A new company-a new flight sim REMEX SOFTWARE INTERVIEW...

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Flight Adventure

The World’s Busiest Routes

Introducing the MilViz FG-1D Corsair

One of the most iconic aircraft from the Pacific theatre of World War Two, the Chance Vought Corsair was also arguably one of the best performing.

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