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Military

“Ugly Angels” declared fully operational on MV-22B

The US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362 (VMM-362) ‘Ugly Angels’ has been declared fully operational capable and is now ready to support operations as part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW).

Russian Su-25SM3s crews employ ‘Solt-25’

Sukhoi Su-25SM3 ground attack aircraft crews, belonging to Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS-RF) units in the Kuban region in the Southern Military District, have trained using a new sighting and navigation system, known as ‘Solt-25’.

RNLAF receives first upgraded CH-47F

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

Next-Gen Jammer Mid-Band pod development progresses

Development of the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) airborne electronic attack (AEA) pod has progressed, after it completed another test phase.

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Trapani Typhoons

AFM was invited to visit the Italian Air Force’s important base of Trapani-Birgi, which occupies a remote strategic position covering Europe’s southern flank. Peter ten Berg reports from Sicily.

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Commercial

The 16 long-haul routes BA is dropping in 2021

As it continues to deal with the COVID crisis, the Heathrow-based airline's long-haul schedule for next year features some notable omissions

Airbus lands rare A330-800 order

Just in time for Christmas, the European airframer reveals an order for its next-generation widebody

Quiz: How much do you know about Airbus?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses entirely on the pan-European airframer.

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Historic

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Another daily helping of historic photographs from the Key Publishing archive

A century of aviation innovation

The pioneering spirit of the Vulcan continued right the way through the 20th Century and into the 21st – and shows no sign of slowing…

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

It was 80 years ago today that the first production Mustang undertook its maiden flight. Here are some great photos of it...

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Flight Simulation

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Fly Virtual

“Any Aircraft, Any Airline, Any Route, Any Time… No B.S.”...

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Flight Sim World

Dovetail starts up its new simulator FEATURE Over the years...

Turbo Commander takes flight

Carenado has released the 690B TURBO COMMANDER for FSX and Prepar3D.

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