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RAF's XXIV Squadron deploys on Exercise Tartan Spirit
The operational conversion unit of the RAF’s Air Mobility Command, No XXIV Squadron, deployed on a training exercise at Glasgow-Prestwick International Airport, Scotland, between September 25 and October 1
New Zealand retires first P-3K2 Orion
The Royal New Zealand Air Force retired its first Lockheed P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft on September 24, after 55 years of operational service
Kratos goes public with Air Wolf jet-powered drone
San Diego-based drone-maker, Kratos, is developing a small, jet-powered drone that manned aircraft would be able to launch mid-flight in order to extend their sensor and, potentially, weapons range
Second Boeing 737 arrives in the UK for Wedgetail conversion
A second Boeing 737 has been delivered to the UK for conversion to E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control configuration for the RAF
US F-15Es arrive in Greece for multinational training
USAF F-15E Strike Eagles from 336th Fighter Squadron ‘Rocketeers’ of the 4th Fighter Wing touched down at Larissa Air Base in Greece on October 4 for a multinational training deployment
How carbon offsetting is helping general aviation to 'go green' in the UK
Aviation is under pressure to ‘go green’. Mark Broadbent reports on carbon offsetting projects in the UK involving private pilots and display team
Eastern promise: Asia-Pacific aviation
The Asia-Pacific region has been badly impacted by the pandemic. Tom Batchelor looks at measures being taken by aviation stakeholders to ensure its recovery
Strike action: laser attacks on aircraft
Incidents of laser strikes on aircraft are serious threats to those on board. Mark Broadbent looks at how the problem is being tackled
Aeroplane Database: Inside the Sea Harrier
Taking you into the cockpit of the FRS1 and FA2
BBMF Hurricane's new 303 Squadron colours
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Hurricane Mk IIC (LF363) has emerged from its major maintenance at The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar with a new paint scheme…
The inside story of Concorde's first airline flight
On 2nd March 1969, Concorde made its first flight. But the path to its service entry had not been an easy one. In 1976, it reached its conclusion. Aeroplane talked to the last surviving flight crew member from British Airways’ inaugural flight
New Dreamliner for X-Plane Incoming
FlightFactor has revealed it is working on the 787 Dreamliner for X-Plane.
Trondheim for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Aerosoft has announced Airport Trondheim-Værnes is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
X-Plane 11.50 Officially Released
Laminar Research has officially released X-Plane 11.50, introducing the Vulkan and Metal rendering engine to the platform.