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France receives 21st A400M Atlas from Airbus
France’s Directorate General of Armaments announced that it had accepted delivery of another Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport on February 14, increasing the number of examples delivered to the French Air and Space Force to 21 airframes
Singapore green lights additional F-35B purchase
Having concluded its evaluation of the F-35B Lightning II, the Republic of Singapore Air Force revealed it would exercise its option to acquire another eight examples of the STOVL-configured variant of the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter family on February 24
New Zealand retires first legacy C-130H(NZ) Hercules
The Royal New Zealand Air Force has withdrawn the first of its five-strong fleet of Lockheed C-130H(NZ) Hercules tactical transports from service after nearly 60 years of operations
AFSOC’s secretive CN-235 supports Biden’s visit to Europe
US Air Force Special Operations Command’s sole CASA CN-235M-100 was one of the many aircraft to journey to Eastern Europe to during the past week to support US President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, and his pre-planned meeting with other NATO leaders in Warsaw, Poland
Cost of UK's final Tranche 1 F-35B Lightning IIs to increase
The price of the final Tranche 1 F-35B Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to be acquired by the UK is set to rise by 6%, the Ministry of Defence has revealed
How to become an aircraft engineer: your ultimate guide
The maintenance of aircraft is a huge industry in its own right and offers careers that can lead to the top levels of airlines. Here, some of those involved provide key guidance on how to proceed
Inside Harbour Air’s challenging fleet electrification project
In this picturesque corner of British Columbia, a quiet revolution is taking place. Lee Cross reports on the ups and downs of Harbour Air Seaplanes’ long-running ambition to electrify its fleet
Emirates unveil refreshed livery
Emirates has unveiled its new livery to adorn its fleet, marking the third iteration of the carrier’s livery since 1985.
What’s happening with the world’s oldest B-17?
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is to recommence the restoration/conservation of ‘The Swoose’...
How did Aeroplane Monthly magazine begin?
Linotype machines, hot metal, Cow Gum — the magazine production business was a very different one 50 years ago, when Aeroplane Monthly first hit the shelves. One of the magazine’s founding staffers looks back at the revival of a famous name
Hawker Tempest edges closer to flight!
The air around Sywell was broken by the growl of a Bristol Centaurus on April 19
DCS: J-8II in development
Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer Deka Ironwork Simulations is working on the DCS: J-8II.
Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 6
In our previous lesson, we left off overhead Mangalore VOR station. We now continue on our planned route to Albury when some unexpected ATC requirements test our understanding of VOR intercepts before we put it all together to make a simple VOR approach.
Chester Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
The latest US destination from Orbx is KSNC Chester Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.