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Safran to support Portuguese Merlin engines
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a ten-year contract with the Força Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese Air Force) to support the engines of its AW101 helicopters.
Saab ready to prove smart strategy on Finnish HX
Saab has commenced its HX Challenge by deploying Gripen E 39-10 to Pirkkala.
The Empire Strikes Back!
Combat Aircraft Journal looks at the latest step in the regeneration of UK Carrier Strike with the completion of F-35B operational testing from HMS Queen Elizabeth late last year.
Airbus C295 passes milestone in tanker test campaign
Airbus’ C295 medium-lift tactical transport has successfully achieved its first wet contacts as part of an air-to-air refuelling (AAR) flight-test campaign.
HX Challenge continues with Gripen E
Finland commenced its HX Challenge in January, the latest phase in its comprehensive search for a new fighter aircraft that will replace the Ilmavoimat’s (Finnish Air Force’s) fleet of F/A-18C/D Hornets.
How far does one 747 fly every month? You’ll be surprised…
Criss-crossing the globe, the Boeing 747 has a range of nearly 9,000 miles, but how far does one typically fly in a month? Key.Aero tracked a KLM jumbo throughout November to find out where it visited and how many miles it covered
Chinese 737 and A320 competitor nearly ready
China’s answer to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, the COMAC C919, is edging ever closer to certification
A look back at 2021: Smart shopping
Airport retail has been hit hard by COVID-19, but retail operators are fighting back, armed with everything from bots to virtual reality, as Tara Craig reports
Happy 40th Birthday, FlyPast!
A few people from the historic aviation industry sent some birthday wishes to congratulate FlyPast on four decades of publishing!
Aeroplane meets Carl Scholl
Becoming one of the warbird industry’s great specialists on the B-25 Mitchell has led to many colourful exploits...
FlyPast Podcast Episode 19
With museums set to reopen on May 17 (fingers crossed!), we chat to Darren Priday at the RAF Museum at Cosford...
RealAir Simulations Lancair Legacy V2
What’s it like the second time around?
Throttletek A-320 FLIGHTBOX
Richard Benedikz takes a look at a high-end throttle quadrant...
Xtreme Prototypes GATES GLJ MODEL 25
Xtreme Prototypes has reworked one of its earlier products: the Learjet Model 25. Fasten your seatbelts as we take one of the original pocket rockets for a ride…