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Su-57 Felon: Why Russia’s first stealth fighter has yet to fully ‘take-off’
The fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57 is among Russia’s top airpower priorities, but the ambitious project has suffered from protracted development and testing and the production effort is yet to gather speed. Alexander Mladenov reports
Poland and Slovakia to transfer MiG-29 fleets to Ukraine
In a significant move to support Kyiv’s ongoing battle against invading Russian forces, Poland and Slovakia have pledged to donate their Soviet-era Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters to Ukraine in the coming days
Flying with the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions of the USMC HMH-772 'Hustlers'
Combat Aircraft Journal were invited to fly with the ‘Hustlers’ and report on the important task this Marine Corps Reserve unit has within the USMC
US approves sale of additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes to Japan
US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a further five Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and related equipment to Japan for an estimated cost of $1.381bn
Biden ditches Trump's design for new 'Air Force One' livery
While a ‘revamped’ livery design for the USAF’s next fleet of ‘Air Force One’ aircraft – which will comprise two Boeing VC-25Bs – was announced by former US President Donald J Trump in June 2019, the incumbent President Joe Biden has selected a new scheme, which closely mirrors the one applied to the current VC-25A fleet, aside from a few key differences
Air Mauritius announce changes to its London operations
The Mauritian national carrier will be moving from London Heathrow to London Gatwick
Quiz: Failed and Forgotten Low-Cost Carriers (Part Two!)
Last week’s edition of the Key.Aero Commercial Aviation Quiz was one of the most popular ever! Always keen to please, we’re back with another round of low-cost, high-fun questions. From mergers to messy collapses, it's time to test your knowledge of these relics of no-frills flying. Good luck!
Sanction-hit Rossiya Airlines' battle to unground its 747 fleet
Babak Taghvaee looks into the history of Rossiya Airlines’ Boeing 747s and the carrier’s efforts to bring its grounded fleet back into service
Who were the heroes of Tarrant Rushton?
Quiet Dorset farmland was once the base for a daring D-Day raid and the home of in-flight refuelling. Ken Ellis reflects on an airfield’s remarkable history
A Focke-Wulf Ta 152 is being built in Germany
Based in Wittenberg, near Berlin, historical aviation engineering facility Arsenal-45 is building a fuselage of a Focke-Wulf Ta 152H
Historic Aviation Quiz – Cancelled British types
Countless British aeroplanes have come and gone. Some never made it of the drawing board, while other disappeared before being unveiled. But can you recognise these types that were ultimately cancelled?
737 MAX 8-200 takes flight in Prepar3D
The iFly development team, in partnership with Flight One Software, has released the 737 MAX 8-200 for Prepar3D v5.
Bonanza upgraded to steam gauges
Black Square has released a new steam gauge overhaul pack for the default G36 Bonanza for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Tecnam P2006T ready for take-off
FlightSim Studio has announced the Tecnam P2006T MKII for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.