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USAF orders first E-7A AEW&C aircraft from Boeing
Having selected Boeing’s E-7A to replace its ageing fleet of E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft last year, the USAF has awarded the US-based aircraft manufacturing giant a contract to begin working on the first two aircraft using a rapid prototyping acquisition pathway
IN PICTURES: Exercise Cobra Warrior - Action from Day One
Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 kicked off in typically cold northern English weather, but the action certainly provided such much-needed heat. Check out some of the action shots from the first day of the exercise here
India green lights mass HTT-40 basic trainer acquisition
India’s Union Cabinet has approved the procurement of 70 new-build, turboprop-driven HTT-40s from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in a bid to mitigate the shortage of basic training aircraft in the Indian Air Force’s fleet
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
Emirates brings A380 back to Glasgow as pandemic recovery picks up pace
For the first time since 2019, an Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in Glasgow, marking a further milestone in the Middle Eastern carrier’s post-pandemic recovery in the UK
QUIZ: The ultimate Boeing 757 quiz!
We’re celebrating 757 Week on Key Aero, and to mark the occasion, we’ve a special edition of our commercial aviation quiz. From early operators to twin-jet trivia, this will definitely test your knowledge of the Seattle ‘Pocket Rocket’. Good luck!
British Airways’ long-lived Boeing 757s: the full story
To mark the impending retirement of the last British Airways Boeing 757 in the December 2010 issue of Airliner World, Nathan Jones reviewed the airliner’s service with the UK carrier
SNEAK PEEK: Watch BBMF Lancaster practice for 2023 display season
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster PA474 took to the skies today to practise its display routine for this year’s airshow season.
War veteran F-28 moved to a museum
On April 2, Argentina’s Museo Nacional de Malvinas (Malvinas National Museum) unveiled its latest exhibit, former Argentine Naval Air Branch Fokker F-28 5-T-20 (s/n 11145)
Convair’s B-58 Hustler: Dangerously beautiful?
Futuristic and potent, the Hustler inspired a generation of pilots – the late, great Robert F Dorr explains why…
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.
Flight sim airports - Part 4: Brussels Airport
This time, we travel to Brussels Airport in Belgium. With flights to more than 200 destinations, it is one of the busiest airports in Europe. So, let's see how it compares with other airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator.