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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The Royal New Zealand Air Force has withdrawn the first of its five-strong fleet of Lockheed C-130H(NZ) Hercules tactical transports from service after nearly 60 years of operations

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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

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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

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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.

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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’...

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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

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Flight Simulation

DCS: J-8II in development

Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer Deka Ironwork Simulations is working on the DCS: J-8II.

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 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.

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Upcoming Events



Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

AeroExpo UK


Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "We will be showcasing the best in General Aviation over three days at our great new venue, Sywell Aerodrome. Get up close and see the latest aircraft on the market and browse a wide range of related aviation products and services from the top suppliers.
"Come along and speak to the regulators, safety experts, and our Border Force colleagues about the latest hot topics and hear from some of the industry’s top names through our seminar programme."

RAF Cosford Air Show


Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "The RAF Cosford Air Show will include an action-packed flying display, including powerful demonstrations of modern military aircraft from the Royal Air Force and international military partners. There will be captivating appearances from iconic aircraft and adrenaline pumping aerobatic displays. On the ground, there will be a huge assortment on static display for you to view up close, including some which you will be able to sit inside."

AERO South Africa


Pretoria, South Africa

The organiser's describe this event as: "Southern Africa’s premier event for the General Aviation industry that covers the full spectrum of services and products for the sector, is the platform to showcase the best that the General Aviation sector has to offer."