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What could the upcoming Integrated Review Refresh mean for British airpower?
For the second time in two years the British government is conducting a defence review. The Integrated Review Refresh exercise is supposed to be in response to the Ukraine crisis, but the UK's economic situation means there is little extra money to boost airpower capabilities. Tim Ripley investigates
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 135
Welcome to the 135th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
USAF, RAF crews conduct joint RC-135 training at Red Flag 23-1
Exercise Red Flag 23-1, which was recently held at Nellis AFB, provided a vital opportunity for RAF RC-135W crews to integrate with their USAF counterparts, as Khalem Chapman explains
USAF reconsidering plan to base F-15EX at Kingsley Field
The USAF is actively reconsidering previously announced plans to station its new Boeing F-15EX Eagle II fighters at Kingsley Field ANGB – home of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing – due to the air arm’s growing focus on the Indo-Pacific theatre
Croatia to transfer Mi-8 Hip helicopters to Ukraine
Croatia will send 14 Mil Mi-8 Hip tactical transport helicopters to Ukraine in a bid to further bolster the war-torn nation’s airlift capacities as Russia continues its assault on the country and its sovereignty
UK planespotting highlights for February 2023
We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.
BA 787 and Qantas A330 in near-miss during Sydney departure
A British Airways Boeing 787 and Qantas Airbus A330 suffered a loss of separation while departing Sydney/Kingsford Smith Airport last year, a report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found.
Fire on the runway: How British Airtours Flight 28M changed aviation forever
In the latest of a special series of reports, Stephen Skinner recalls how tragic events at Manchester Airport in August 1985 became a watershed moment in improving safety standards throughout the global aviation industry
Cutlass joins warship museum display
The veteran jet can now be seen on he deck of aircraft carrier USS Midway in California
Why new engines couldn't save the BAC One-Eleven
Re-engining the BAC One-Eleven with Rolls-Royce Tay engines could have given the veteran British airliner a new lease of life — but neither BAe, nor the market, turned out to think so
New boss for Light Aircraft Association
Simon Tilling has been appointed as the new CEO of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) and starts in his new role in mid-April
F-15E Strike Eagle incoming
Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle is now available on pre-order.
Flying Floatplanes in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Join us as we discover the world of floatplanes in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we travel to the rugged Pacific Northwest region of the US and Canada and explore some of the world's most challenging floatplane bases.
Damyns Hall Aerodrome for MSFS released
Burning Blue Design has announced EGML Damyns Hall Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.