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US Navy Growlers in Europe

Six Boeing EA-18G Growlers from the US Naval Expeditionary Squadron VAQ-134 ‘Garudas’ were sent to Germany in March to join NATO patrols. Patrick Roegies, Ben Gorski and Jurgen van Toor assess this short but vital deployment

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 127

Welcome to the 127th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Aero Vodochody contracted to overhaul and modernize Bulgaria’s fleet of L-39ZA Albatros

Aero Vodochody has been awarded a four-year contract to upgrade and overhaul the L-39ZA Albatros fleet of the Bulgarian Air Force

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Why is the USAF rapidly moving to withdraw its F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena?

Barely a month after the USAF announced that Kadena Air Base in Japan would lose its F-15C/D Eagles, they are now heading home. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

UK MOD claims Russia has been using Su-57 in Ukraine conflict

The UK Ministry of Defence has claimed that the Russian Aerospace Forces have “almost certainly” been using fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 multi-role fighters in combat missions against Ukraine for at least seven months

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Commercial

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Virgin Orbit reveals reason for rocket failure

Virgin Orbit has released more details about the failed Start Me Up mission which involved Boeing 747-400, N744VG (c/n 32745), named Cosmic Girl, on Monday (January 9).

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AIR International February 2023

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Airbus reveals deliveries and orders for 2022

Airbus has released details showing that in 2022 it delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers, which is 8% more than in the previous year.

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Historic

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Blackburn Kangaroo: development, technical details, complete history

Designed and built as a torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, as Pete London discovers, Blackburn’s first series-production aircraft found its main niche on the civil scene. 

Events calendar for RAF Museum Midlands

RAF Museum Midlands, based at Cosford in Shropshire, has announced its main events programme for the year ahead

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FlyPast March 2023

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator arrives in Prague

The latest destination from Tailstrike Designs is Prague Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Doha Hamad Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

MXI Design has announced OTHH Doha Hamad International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Juneau

Northern Sky Studio has announced PAJN Juneau International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.