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Military

ANALYSIS: FARA in Focus

Khalem Chapman provides detailed insight into each contender in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft – Competitive Prototype (FARA-CP) programme before the US Army narrows its selection down to just two concepts.

Germany approves Tornado HUD upgrade

The Budget Committee of the Deutschen Bundestages (the legislative arm of the German Parliament) has invested in digitising the head-up display (HUD) of the Luftwaffe’s (German Air Force’s) Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR fleet.

F-35 reaches new delivery, flight hour milestones

Lockheed Martin has announced that it – along with the F-35 Joint Program Office – has delivered its 500th F-35 Lightning II multirole stealth fighter, just after the fleet surpassed 250,000 flight hours.

VFC-13 boss on supplying adversaries with F-5s

Combat Aircraft Journal Editor, Jamie Hunter, interviews CDR Andrew Craig, commanding officer (CO) of VFC-13 - a US Navy adversary squadron at NAS Fallon flying the F-5N and supporting fleet training and TOPGUN.

US green lights potential Israeli KC-46A purchase

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to eight Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker/transport aircraft and related equipment to the Israeli government.

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Commercial

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Which airlines’ credit ratings have dropped the most?

A report from a leading credit rating agency shows the true financial position of some of the world’s largest airlines

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Loganair launches new route from Edinburgh

The Scottish carrier has unveiled an additional route for its 2021 summer schedule

VIDEO: Flight schools fight back against gloomy pilot jobs outlook

Last month, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) effectively told prospective pilots not to bother training because of COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry. Key.Aero spoke to four flight schools to find out why they feel very differently…

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Historic

Historic aviation off and on screen

Andy Saunders didn't have much time for girlfriends as a young man; historic aviation was (and still is) a huge part of his life...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 15

This week on the FlyPast podcast, assistant editor Tara chats to three of the men who make up the team restoring English Electric Lightnings over at the Lightning Association...

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The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator, part 3!

Having spent years tracking down parts, Sarah Thorpe and Geremy Britton now had just seven weeks to put it all together…

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Flight Simulation

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DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX

Learning to fly the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX. Set-up,...

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Miami Intl Airport

Gateway to the Caribbean

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DCS: AJS-37 Viggen

Leatherneck Simulations raises the bar DCS: AJS-37 VIGGEN...

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