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Fuelling NATO's Firepower: Tankers flock to Lanzarote for EART 2022

French, Italian and Canadian tanker aircraft gathered in Lanzarote to take part in the European Air Refuelling Training exercise. AirForces Monthly reports

Latvia receives first UH-60M Black Hawks

The Latvian Air Force received its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters on December 11, when they arrived at Lielvārde Air Base in Rembate Parish, Ogre, via a US Air Force-operated Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

Italian Typhoon lost in fatal crash near Trapani

A Eurofighter F-2000A belonging to the Italian Air Force crashed while returning to Trapani Air Base on December 13, killing the pilot

‘Flying Tigers’ set up to become USMC’s first East Coast F-35B unit

MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina will soon be added to the ever-growing list of operational F-35B Lightning II locations after Marine Attack Squadron 542 (VMA-542) ‘Flying Tigers’ formally started the transition process from the AV-8B Harrier II to the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

US Navy’s ‘Vanguard’ squadron completes final MH-53E flight

After nearly 45 years of flying Sikorsky’s family of H-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in US Navy service, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) ‘Vanguard’ has completed its final operational MH-53E Sea Dragon flight ahead of the unit’s planned deactivation in July 2023

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Commercial

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The huge hurdle that could delay Airbus making a hydrogen airliner

Airbus has provided an important progress check in its ambitious bid to develop hydrogen-powered aircraft, as Richard Schuurman reports from Toulouse

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Airliner World February 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Singapore MAX report released

Air safety authorities in Singapore have concluded their investigation into an incident at the country’s Changi Airport.

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Historic

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Hit or miss? Why the US Eighth Air Force failed in one of its main ambitions

The contribution to Allied victory in Europe by the Eighth Air Force’s heavy bombers was considerable, but its campaign didn’t evolve in the way its commanders had imagined

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What was Windermere's Water Glider?

Wartime experiments led to Windermere witnessing one of the Wakefield family’s innovations

Alive and ticking - Classic British Jets Collection

The chance to see, hear and feel not one, but two iconic jets running under their own power on a UK airfield doesn’t come along often. However, when FlyPast visited the Classic British Jets Collection for a feature in the February, 2023 issue, that’s precisely what happened…

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Flight Simulation

iFly 737 MAX development update

The development team of iFly has released a YouTube video and preview images of the upcoming 737 MAX for Prepar3D v5, showcasing the 3D modelling and animations of the aircraft.

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport released

The latest German destination from Aerosoft is Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlightControlReplay v5 out now

FlightControlReplay (FCR) developer, Fabio Merlo has announced FCR version 5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D v5 has been released.

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