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PACAF releases findings on 2019 Kunsan F-16C mishap
Results of an investigation into the landing mishap of an F-16C Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, have been released by the US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command.
Belgium commences Falcon 7X training
The Belgian Air Component has started training operations using the first of two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP transport aircraft.
CH-47 engine integration programme progresses
Boeing, GE Aviation, and the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) have further demonstrated the T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine’s performance on the CH-47 Chinook, following another successful ground test.
US approves sale of AH-64E or AH-1Z to the Philippines
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Bell AH-1Z Viper and six Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Philippines.
France receives third modernised Atlantique 2
Dassault Aviation has delivered the third Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA, France’s defence procurement agency), following its modernisation to Standard 6.
Boeing 777X first flight one year on – what’s the latest?
A year ago today, the latest version of the world’s most successful widebody airliner took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero reviews the happenings since the event and assesses the programme’s current status
Convair 990 at 60: Why the world’s fastest subsonic airliner failed
On the anniversary of its first flight, Key.Aero sits down with Shea Oakley, a commercial aviation historian to find out why the jet with big ambitions never lived up to its promised specifications
Quiz: How well do you know your airlines - winglet edition
This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on just the winglets of airliners. Can you identify the airline based purely on this very focused angle? Let us know what score you get!
Pictures from France Field
In the late 1920s the small air service field adjacent to the Panama Canal hosted the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the Pan American Goodwill Flight. Bill Cahill shares pictures from the collection of CWO Lawrence Rush
Fiddler on the Roof (of the world)
As the Tupolev Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’ celebrates 60 years, Sérgio Santana describes the type’s operation from a pilot’s perspective
10 classic British naval aircraft of World War II
The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role during World War II – these were some of the Royal Navy’s most formidable flying machines
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Flight1 GTN Complete Edition
Flight One Software has released the Flight1 GTN Complete Edition.
KMBS International Airport
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