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Examining Juniper Oak: The largest US-Israel joint exercise
After Israel and the United States joined forces for one of the largest ever joint exercises, Babak Taghvaee reflects on the objectives of Juniper Oak
Canada’s first Airbus CC-330 rolled out as delivery nears
The Canadian Department of National Defence shared an initial image of the first of two Airbus CC-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports sporting its operational white, red and blue livery ahead of its planned delivery to the Royal Canadian Air Force this summer
Switzerland bids fond farewell to world's only civil-operated Mirage IIIDS
The end of an era was marked at Payerne Air Base in Switzerland on May 25, when former Swiss Air Force-operated Dassault Mirage IIIDS (ex-serial J-2012, now registered as HB-RDF) – the only airworthy, civil-registered example of the fighter in the world – completed its final flight
Poland buys Hellfire missiles to arm future AW149, AH-64E fleets
Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak announced on May 30 that the nation has signed a deal with the US government to buy AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to equip its future Leonardo Helicopters AW149 and Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter fleets
GALLERY: French Dassault Rafales defending Europe's eastern flank
French Air and Space Force Dassault Rafales recently took over as the augmenting nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing. Bartek Bera looks at the Rafale’s role in defending Europe’s Eastern flank
What has made the A330 Airbus' most successful widebody
In the February 2015 issue of Aviation News, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren charted the rise of the Airbus A330, from A300 replacement to the modern day neo
US-bound Air India 777 forced to divert into Russia
An Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was forced to divert into Magadan Airport (GDX) in Russia yesterday (June 6).
Behind the scenes of A321XLR certification
Airbus has plenty of experience when it comes to testing and approving new aircraft types, but that doesn’t make the process any less complex. Airliner World’s Craig West goes behind the scenes of the manufacturer’s A321XLR certification campaign to find out more
Historic Aviation Quiz: The X-15
With June 8, 2023 marking the 64th anniversary of the first unpowered flight of North American’s hypersonic X-15, we dedicate this week’s historic aviation quiz to the X-Plane that “bounced off the atmosphere” while being flown by one of the legends of mankind…
How to keep a Canberra
In early 2022 it was announced that Canberra PR.9 XH135 was up for disposal. Ex-PR.9 navigator Ken Delve explains his interest… and how he went on to acquire the aircraft
The Fighter Collection's Gladiator back in the air
Inter-war fighter flies again at Duxford for first time since 2017
Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XIII review
In this review, we explore the vast area of Oceania and discover what the latest World Update from Microsoft has to offer.
X-Plane lands in Jacksonville
FSDesigns has released KJAX Jacksonville International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12.
Rebuilding An-225: How Microsoft is helping resurrect Mriya
Work is well underway to revive the iconic An-225 following its destruction in the opening days of the war in Ukraine.