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RAF names sixth Poseidon MRA1

Although it has yet to be delivered, the RAF’s sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft has been named ‘Guernsey’s Reply’ to honour the close bond between No 201 Squadron, the island of Guernsey and Flt Lt Herbert Machon OBE

Ryanair reports record €815m full year loss

The budget operator saw its traffic numbers and revenue drop by more than 80% last year

USAF tests new Ghost Reaper capabilities on MQ-9A

Enhanced capabilities for the USAF’s General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9A Reaper RPAS fleet are being tested by the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing

Wizz Air reveals Cardiff launch date and destinations

The low-cost carrier expects to begin with eight routes while adding a ninth in October

Peruvian Cessna U206G crashes following technical issue

A Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II belonging to the Peruvian National Police crashed at Pucallpa-Capitán FAP David Abensur Rengifo International Airport, located in the nation’s Ucayali region, on May 14

Malta International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, JustSim has announced Malta International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

New heritage scheme for 124th FW A-10C

A USAF-operated Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th FW at Boise Airport-Gowen Field has been rolled out sporting a new World War Two heritage paint scheme

“I knew if I screwed up changing the batteries… I’d die”

Commercial ferry pilot Kerry McCauley has experienced his fair share of emergencies over a 30-year career, but his trip across Africa transporting an aircraft to Tanzania is particularly memorable to him for all the wrong reasons…

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

We're revisiting a classic for this week's Commercial Aviation quiz! Can you identify these airlines using just small sections of their liveries? Let us know what score you get!

Passing of Kenneth Mayhew, 104

Mayhew was one of the last known 1/Suffolk Officers to land on D-Day

A droop-nosed Concorde lines up ready for take-off at Fairford. Below, a take-off from Heathrow. Note the small, twin-wheeled tail bumper beneath the rear fuselage. Feature Premium

Read one of the first ever Concorde flight reports

This is how the legendary Bill Gunston described his 3.5-hr flight from London to Tehran in Concorde G-BBDG back in 1976

New Colombian Destination for Prepar3D

Sierrasim Simulation has released SKMD Olaya Herrera Airport - Medellin for Prepar3D v4 and v5.

How to become an airliner test pilot

Test pilots are typically associated with military aviation, but they play a huge role in civil flying too. Key.Aero speaks to Airbus’ Frank Chapman to find out how he became one

Afghan MD-530F crashes in Kandahar

An MD Helicopters MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/utility helicopter belonging to the Afghan Air Force has been written-off after crashing in the Kandahar Province on May 10

FlyPast Podcast Episode 21

With museums set to open next week, the team discuss their favourites - and the aeroplanes on display you HAVE to see if you've missed them...

USAF F-35As arrive in France for Atlantic Trident

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters and airmen from the USAF’s 4th FS ‘Fighting Fuujins’ have deployed to Base Aérienne 118 in Mont-de-Marsan, France, ahead of Exercise Atlantic Trident 21

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When Singapore Airlines operated Concorde... for a week

British Airways and Air France were the main users of Concorde, but there were two other airlines who wanted a piece of the supersonic pie but didn’t want to commit to buying the jets themselves, as Key.Aero reports

Just Flight Warrior II for Microsoft Flight Simulator in Development

Just Flight has announced the PA-28-161 Warrior II for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

Metroliner and Cirrus collide over Denver, both land safely

Dramatic images circulating on social media show the severely damaged turboprop

VIDEO: Blackbird pilot recalls most memorable mission

Colonel Richard Graham (ret’d) was an SR-71 Blackbird pilot, Squadron Commander and Wing Commander. Watch as he recalls one particular flight out of RAF Mildenhall…

Historic Aviation Quiz

Can you identify the tail sections of these historic aircraft?

NZ Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced NZ Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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CSG21: USMC Ospreys embark on HMS Queen Elizabeth

A pair of USMC-operated Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys have landed on board the Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), to support the work-up effort ahead of the Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment

Wings Over Flanders Fields Between Heaven & Hell II

Old Brown Dog Software has recently released a new standalone product in the Wings Over Flanders Fields series.

Bell completes Jet Ranger X deliveries to Jamaica

Bell Textron has completed the delivery of six 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to the Jamaica Defence Force’s Air Wing, which will use the fleet to support public safety and training operations

 

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