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RPAS to potentially deliver critical supplies to the frontline
The UK Ministry of Defence has initiated an agile procurement approach undertaken via a collaboration between DE&S FCG, the Royal Navy's OCTO, and the Royal Navy’s 700X Squadron with an objective to identify a RPAS to be used to transport critical cargo to the front line
Super Mushshak bonanza fleet size upgrades for multiple nations
While the Sino-Pak JF-17 Thunder might not be at Dubai Airshow, the evergreen MFI-17 Super Mushshak is once again present, being exhibited by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra with many nations eyeing up fleet quantity upgrades
Saab hails GlobalEye progress, eyes South Korea as next potential customer
Saab has had some successful Dubai Airshows (DAS) in the past. There was the announcement by the UAEAF&AD for two GlobalEyes airborne early warning and control aircraft in DAS 2015, with two more coming at DAS 2019
USAF makes rare showing of E-11A at Dubai
One of the most surprising exhibits in the static display at Dubai is the US Air Force’s Bombardier E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft.
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 69
Welcome to the 69th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
JetBlue adds another 30 firmed A220-300s
Showing a strong commitment to the A220-300, JetBlue Airways has inked a firm order with Airbus for a further 30 examples of the twin-jet at the ongoing Singapore Airshow 2022.
Azul unveils world's first fully converted E195 freighter
In a world-first, Brazil’s Azul Airlines, has converted an Embraer E195 aircraft into a ‘Class F’ cargo aircraft. Key Aero explains the operational considerations behind the pioneering project
Jazeera Airways firms 28-strong Airbus deal
On the eve of the 2022 Singapore Airshow, Airbus revealed that Jazeera Airways has firmed up a 28-strong A320neo Family order, consisting of 20 A320neos and eight larger A321neos.
Guess the historic aircraft cockpit
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Nord Gerfaut: France's daring delta-wing research aircraft
Tony Buttler reveals the outcome of one French company’s daring attempt to break into the world of delta-winged jet aircraft – Nord-Aviation’s Gerfaut
Japan flies first series production UH-2
Japanese manufacturer Subaru announced on May 20 that it had carried out the maiden flight of the first series production UH-2 multi-purpose helicopter destined for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) service.
Baron's Combat Corner: Flying and fighting in the Messerschmitt Bf 109
In this edition, we take a look at the handling qualities and dogfighting abilities of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and find out why it earned a reputation for being one of the deadliest fighters of World War Two.
Aerofly FS 2’s Eurocopter EC135
Following the release of the Eurocopter EC135 for Aerofly FS 2, we asked IPACS CEO Dr Torsten Hans to give us an insight into this exciting project.
Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Bravo Throttle Quadrant
After several years in development, the Bravo Throttle Quadrant is nearing release. And like the Alpha yoke, it has sparked a great deal of interest within the flight simulation industry. We find out what’s in store with this highly anticipated product.