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NATO orders tenth A330-243MRTT to support increasing demand
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) ordered an additional Airbus A330-243 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) on March 28, increasing the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) to ten aircraft
Netherlands opts to sell retired CH-47Ds over Ukraine transfer
The Dutch MOD recently announced plans to sell six of its ‘obsolete’ Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters to the Billings Flying Service in Montana, after evaluating that it would be difficult to transfer these specific airlifters to the Ukrainian Armed Forces
How the 95th RS conducts RC-135 ops from RAF Mildenhall
As the USAF’s 95th Reconnaissance Squadron celebrates 105 years since its formation, Luca Chadwick looks at its operations out of RAF Mildenhall in the UK
Spanish F/A-18 assists stricken airliner during in-flight emergency
A Spanish Air and Space Force-operated F/A-18A+ Hornet assigned to 462 Escadron – a component of Ala 46 at Gando Air Base, Gran Canaria – recently provided support to an Airbus A321-211 belonging to Sunclass Airlines, after the airliner declared an in-flight emergency due to a possible landing gear problem
RNZAF using King Air 350i fleet to bridge ISR capability gap
Two of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s four sensor pod-equipped King Air 350i aircraft were signed off in February to perform operational ISR missions in addition to their existing crew training roles
Could this aircraft replace the 737? Boeing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing explained
Boeing and NASA have emerged with an eye-catching new concept for a future commercial airliner, reports Mark Broadbent
Airliner World Sample Issue
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How a Boeing 737 collided with TREE during take-off
Colombian investigators have concluded a report into a take-off incident involving an Aerosucre Boeing 737 which narrowly avoided crashing after it struck a tree while departing Puerto Carreño Airport last year.
My search for Soviet aircraft in former East Germany
While the East German Air Force was quickly dissolved after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the USSR’s presence in Germany took longer to disappear. Peter R Foster recalls his time logging the Soviet Air Forces in the region
From the cockpit: the inside story of an SR-71 record-breaking flight
Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed pilot Ed Yeilding to hear about his time assigned to the SR-71 Blackbird. In this video he describes setting the US coast-to-coast speed record and the problems in-flight that almost thwarted the attempt
RAF Museum saves Scarf Victoria Cross
Following a successful fundraising campaign, the Royal Air Force Museum has secured the Arthur Scarf Victoria Cross which will now remain in the UK
MSFS Baron upgraded to Steam
Black Square's Analog Baron upgrades the default G58 Baron for Microsoft Flight Simulator with a new interior, panel and systems, including winglets.
Antonov An-2 ready for take-off
The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has announced the next aircraft in the Famous Flyer series, the Ukrainian-built An-2 is out now.
Sim Update 12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
Asobo Studio has announced Sim Update 12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available, adding a host of fixes and new features.