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Military

Aero Vodochody contracted to overhaul and modernize Bulgaria’s fleet of L-39ZA Albatros

Aero Vodochody has been awarded a four-year contract to upgrade and overhaul the L-39ZA Albatros fleet of the Bulgarian Air Force

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Why is the USAF rapidly moving to withdraw its F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena?

Barely a month after the USAF announced that Kadena Air Base in Japan would lose its F-15C/D Eagles, they are now heading home. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

UK MOD claims Russia has been using Su-57 in Ukraine conflict

The UK Ministry of Defence has claimed that the Russian Aerospace Forces have “almost certainly” been using fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 multi-role fighters in combat missions against Ukraine for at least seven months

USAF pushes forward with RC-26B Condor retirement plan

Having served as an integral part of US ANG counter-narcotics operations for the last 30 years, the USAF is now moving to accelerate the retirement of its 11-strong fleet of RC-26B Condor reconnaissance aircraft – a type the service has been pushing to divest in recent years

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Why France chose the Archangel after retiring the C-160G Gabriel

When France retired its Gabriel intelligence aircraft the search began for a replacement. Thomas Withington reveals how it was decided to switch to the Dassault Falcon 8X Archangel

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Commercial

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Virgin Orbit reveals reason for rocket failure

Virgin Orbit has released more details about the failed Start Me Up mission which involved Boeing 747-400, N744VG (c/n 32745), named Cosmic Girl, on Monday (January 9).

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AIR International February 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Airbus reveals deliveries and orders for 2022

Airbus has released details showing that in 2022 it delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers, which is 8% more than in the previous year.

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Historic

Events calendar for RAF Museum Midlands

RAF Museum Midlands, based at Cosford in Shropshire, has announced its main events programme for the year ahead

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FlyPast March 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aeroplane meets… Doug Rozendaal

It’s not just flying different aircraft that means a lot to this top US warbird pilot, but the people involved, too

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Flight Simulation

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Hype Performance Group’s H145 helicopter review

Newcomer Hype Performance Group has set the flight simulation rotary world alight with its Airbus H145 helicopter. Following its early access versions, now it is available as a fully functioning product.

McCall Municipal Airport released

Orbx has announced KMYL McCall Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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FSWeekend - the primary Dutch flight sim show

After a three-year hiatus, one of the more popular flight simulation events in Europe has returned. Our roving reporter, Jessica Bannister-Pearce, travelled to the Netherlands to find out more.

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Upcoming Events

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

NZ National Aerobatics Championships

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Masterton, New Zealand

This is the opportunity for New Zealand’s top aerobatic pilots to battle it out in the Wairarapa skies for the honour and glory (if not huge prize money!) of being the “Champion of Champions”.