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KAI unveils first FA-50 for Polish Air Force
Korea Aerospace Industries has published images of the first FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft to be rolled out sporting the colours of the Polish Air Force, which is set to receive 48 examples of the type in the near future
Joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit to continue at RAF Coningsby
The joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit, No 12 Squadron, is to continue operating in its current guise at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, for another two years following the extension of the current contract
British and German Typhoons to begin integrated NATO Baltic Air Policing missions
In a first for a NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission, both the RAF and Luftwaffe (German Air Force) will conduct joint, integrated Air Policing missions over the Baltic region from Ämari Air Base (AB) in Estonia
Rolls-Royce offers first glimpse of F130 engine in B-52 nacelle as testing begins
Having been selected to provide new turbofans for the USAF’s Boeing B-52H Stratofortress fleet, Rolls-Royce has announced that it has launched F130 engine testing at the firm’s outdoor test facility at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, marking the first time the new powerplant has been tested in the strategic bomber’s unique dual-pod engine nacelle configuration
Boeing eyes Australia as potential T-7A Red Hawk customer
Boeing has announced that it stands ready to offer its new T-7A Red Hawk platform – which was developed in partnership with Saab – to Australia, stating that the advanced jet trainer would help “ensure the mission-readiness of the country’s future defence pilots”
12 mind-blowing animal-inspired aircraft innovations
From shark skin-like fuselage coatings to bat-inspired wings, Tom Batchelor examines some of the latest amazing concepts which could transform how we take to the skies
AIR International April 2023
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CPK – an ambitious Polish mobility project
By 2028 this new airport in the centre of Central and Eastern Europe is expected to have an annual capacity of 40 million passengers. Mikołaj Wild, president of Centralny Port Komunikacyjny, will discuss the project’s progress at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam.
The fast jet you can fly in!
How the BAC Strikemasters of North Wales Military Aviation Services have helped drive Britain’s classic jet scene forward again in the face of difficult times
Could historic Scampton be used to house migrants?
An eminent group of historians has signed a letter to the government opposing plans to house asylum seekers at RAF Scampton
How the pioneering Zodiac did actually fly
The British and Colonial Aeroplane Company's Zodiac has been written off for more than a century as ‘the aeroplane that didn't fly’. So, why did it perform well in France, when success eluded it in England?
Caribou touches down in Microsoft Flight Simulator
The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has released the eighth aircraft in the Local Legends Series, the de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou.
World Update XII: New Zealand released
Asobo Studio has announced World Update XII: New Zealand for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available, adding seven detailed cities, several points of interest and nine handcrafted airports along with discovery flights, challenges and bush trips.
Oklahoma City Airport released
iniBuilds has announced Oklahoma City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.