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Inside Dutch C-130 operations in Mali

From September 2021 to May 2022, the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s legacy Hercules fleet supported the UN in Mali. Frank Visser spoke with the unit’s commander about this short-lived mission and its successes

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Zenith and the art of kitplanes

Zenith Aircraft has been manufacturing and marketing kit aircraft for 30 years. What is behind their enduring popularity?

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Norse CEO interview Pt3: Does JFK really matter?

In the third and final part of our exclusive interview series with Bjørn Tore Larsen, Key Aero’s Gordon Smith discusses premium cabins and primary airports with the Norse Atlantic Airways CEO.

DCS: Mirage F1 Enters Early Access

After more than three years of active development, Aerges Engineering has announced the DCS: Mirage F1 is now available in Early Access.

PHOTOS: ROKAF KA-1 and USAF A-10Cs Buddy Sqn air-to-airs

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) KA-1 Woongbi aircraft and US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs undertook a week-long training event in mid-July as part of the long-running Buddy Squadron (BS) programme, formerly known as the Buddy Wing.

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First ex-RAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 departs on delivery to Chile

Following the sale of two retired Royal Air Force E-3D Sentry AEW1s to the Chilean Air Force, the first of the two aircraft departed from their base at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, on July 25 to begin its delivery flight to Chile

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The Flug Werk FW 190 soon to take to Swedish skies

Having become a public exhibit in the Västerås Flygmuseum, a Flug Werk FW 190A-8/N is set soon to take to Swedish skies

Condor confirms BLOCKBUSTER Airbus order

German holiday carrier Condor has unveiled plans for the modernisation of its narrowbody fleet with next-generation aircraft…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 103

Welcome to the 103rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Fly in the ointment? New regs vs the EVTOL

What impact will recently announced changes to pilot training requirements have on the rise of the eVTOL?

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Great expectations: BAE's new HUD

BAE Systems has unveiled a new lightweight, compact head-up display for commercial and military aircraft. Mark Broadbent reports

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Eco-friendly aircraft interiors

Manufacturers and airlines are going all out to make the aircraft interior more eco-friendly, trimming costs and flight times in the process

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Twilight of the RAF Reaper

Since 2007, No 39 Squadron and its complement of MQ-9A Reaper drones have proved to be a vital asset for the RAF’s ISTAR/CAS force in supporting British and coalition combat operations in the Middle East, as Shaun Caffrey explains

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An overview of Ukrainian Army Aviation

Vladimir Trendafilovski highlights how the rotary-wing assets and bases of Ukrainian Army Aviation have fared in the war with Russia

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Interview: Melissa Thorpe, Spaceport Cornwall

As the CEO of Spaceport Cornwall, Melissa Thorpe talks to Mark Broadbent about the facility’s work and ambitious long-term plans

The ultimate easyJet quiz!

From humble beginnings, easyJet's bright orange jets are now a common sight from Tenerife to Tel Aviv and everywhere inbetween. Why not test your knowledge of this plucky British carrier in this week's Key Aero commercial aviation quiz?

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CAJ European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Download to view Combat Aircraft Journal's European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Embraer’s E195-E2 makes first London/City landing

London/City Airport has welcomed Embraer’s next-generation E195-E2 for the first time today (July 22)…

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The Richard Branson airline that flew DC-3s

Geoffrey P Jones visited Florida to experience an airline with a difference, with his report published in the September 1993 issue of FlyPast

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Gallery: Testing the Handley Page Jetstream in 1967

When Handley Page deployed the first prototype Jetstream to Pau, south-western France in December 1967, subsequently joined by the second, there was plenty of interesting activity for Alan Dowsett —a member of the accompanying test team — to capture

Huge search for untold Battle of Britain stories begins

A nationwide search for untold stories about the Battle of Britain has been launched by renowned author and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE as he sets out to write a uniquely comprehensive reference work about the event that changed history

Shackleton for Yorkshire Air Museum

Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 will be transported by road from Coventry Airport to Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum next year.

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What we know so far about Australia’s Loyal Wingman, the MQ-28A Ghost Bat

Boeing’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat is tipped to be a real game-changer in the field of airpower projection. AirForces Monthly explores the asset’s development and testing

Leonardo contracted by UK MOD for Proteus VTOL UAV demonstrator

A four-year contract, valued at €71m (£60m), has been awarded to Leonardo by the UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support Future Capability Group to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme, or RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP

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Aeroplane meets... Charlie Huke

Even before his RAF career, this great enthusiast was pursuing his passion for ‘real flying’. Now he’s one of the UK’s leading exponents of light vintage aeroplanes

 

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