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Military

tlmNexus to support UK Poseidon programme

UK-based defence technology company, tlmNexus, has announced it will be supporting the RAF’s P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet under the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) Airworthiness Issue Management System (AIMS) contract.

LONGBOW to sustain Apache Fire Control Radars

The US Army has awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL) a five-year contract to sustain the AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radar (FCR) on AH-64D/E attack helicopters.

Safran provides FCAS engine details

French-based engine manufacturer, Safran, has released details about the powerplant that will be employed by the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF/Future Combat Air System, FCAS).

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Japanese Sub-Hunter

Designed from the start as a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft, Kawasaki’s P-1 boasts longer range than the Boeing P-8, has more weapons hardpoints, more operators and features a tail-mounted magnetic anomaly detector. Marcin Przeworski investigates.

RAAF to send Poseidon to monitor North Korea

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is preparing to deploy a Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to support the enforcement of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on North Korea.

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Which airlines use Russia’s version of the 757?

Russia’s answer to the Boeing 757 – the Tupolev Tu-204 – didn’t achieve quite the same commercial success as its American counterpart. Key.Aero investigates which carriers are still using it

Who has become the world’s first all-A220 airline?

The adopted Airbus aircraft is now the sole type used by one European operator

The fight for FLIGHT

AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTSChris Frame speaks with James Goodwin, the...

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Historic

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How the end came for the Junkers Ju 52

The Junkers Ju 52/3m had formed the backbone of the Deutsche Lufthansa fleet since 1932. When war broke out, the German flag-carrier had to put itself at the disposal of the Reich, but despite the loss of many aircraft it still operated a reduced network with the tri-motors at its core — until, in 1945, the end became inevitable...

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Dauntless to MAM

The fuselage of Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless BuNo 36175 arrived at...

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CANADA VERSUS BRITAIN

DATAFILE Few seem to be aware of how different Canadian-built...

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Flight Simulation

Austria Pro HD West

The land of mountains You can track along the Salzach...

A new yoke is coming!

Snakebyte group has announced ‘Honeycomb Aeronautical’ -...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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