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Alesund Vigra Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Orbx has announced ENAL Alesund Vigra Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Airbus reveals zero-emission concepts

The European airframer has unveiled a trio of designs for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft, which it says could enter service by 2035

Moth Minor Miracle

Craig P Justo describes the rebirth of Australian Mark Carr’s superb DH.94

The incredible engineering of the DH.88 Comet

Just 14 years after de Havilland was founded, they made a wooden aircraft that flew from England to Melbourne in just over 70 hours. As this video shows, the design was a thing of beauty.

The de Havilland Tiger Moth

De Havilland started the 1930s with a reliable training aircraft that would have military use right until the end of the ’50s.

Tiger Moth pilots used bricks for bomb training!

It was an unlikely way to prepare a pilot for combat – and, as this video shows – it didn’t quite have the desired outcome…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 9

Welcome to the ninth Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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The story of Bill Lawford

Hayden K Lawford relates the experiences of his father, Royal Flying Corps pilot, Lt E H ‘Bill’ Lawford AF

Airliner World: MRO Asia-Pacific 2020 – Special Supplement

Read our 36-page digital edition for the latest from the MRO sector, from component overhaul to maintenance software

Aviation’s Loch Ness Monster

Thirty-five years ago, on September 21 1985, the banks of Loch Ness were buzzing with frantic activity as a 'monster' was hoisted from its depths…

The Humming Bird: de Havilland's first light aeroplane

Devised for the early days of air racing, the RAF even investigated the possibility of launching Humming Birds from beneath airships…

How the de Havilland story began

As we begin our week-long celebration of de Havilland’s 100th anniversary, we look back at where it all began…

Quiz: How well do you know your commercial aircraft?

This week's commercial aviation quiz focuses on identifying popular aircraft types based upon small cropped images. Give it a go and let us know what score you get!

Spitfires and Red Arrows salute RAF Mildenhall!

Established in 1930, RAF Mildenhall was used during World War II and is still in use today. A quartet of Supermarine Spitfires led the celebrations…

FedEx’s Maiden ATR 72-600F Spotted

The first ATR 72-600F for parcel giant, Federal Express (FedEx), broke cover at Toulouse’s Blagnac Airport on September 16. On the same day, the Franco-Italian-built turboprop, F-WWEX (c/n 1653), had its maiden flight.

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The inside story of Airbus' first commercial aircraft

The jet, which proved difficult to sell at first, ended up propelling Airbus on its collision course to compete with Boeing. Key.Aero uncovers the manufacturer’s bumpy road to success with its maiden type.

Northrop floats MQ-Next concepts

Northrop Grumman has revealed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) concepts of long unrefuelled ranges, mission endurances greater than 24hrs, robust mission systems, a weapons capacity, open mission systems architectures and a vision vehicle image.

UAS makes historic first landing at international airport

An Israel Aerospace Industries-produced Heron unmanned aerial system made history on September 16, when it became the first UAS to land at a major international airport.

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How rainwater stopped an A220’s engine

Mixing rain and aircraft is usually not a problem, but for the Airbus A220 it appears to have become an issue. Key Aero details the unusual chain of events that led to an in-service engine shutdown and an airworthiness directive.

Apache Longbow radar finds export orders

Morocco, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India are to receive AN/APG-78 Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems for their Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters under four contracts worth $164.6m announced in September. 

Korean Air Strips 777 for a Reason You Might Not Think

Seoul/Incheon-Based Korean Air has roped in extra cargo support by converting its first passenger-configured Boeing 777-300ER into a temporary dedicated freighter.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Asobo Studios has announced a new patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available to download.

Icarus' Wasp-M to employ MAD-XR submarine detection system

Icarus Aerospace announced on September 17 that it has joined forces with CAE Defence & Security to provide a submarine detection and tracking capability for the Wasp-M.

Sweden suspends search for new training aircraft

Sweden has suspended its search for a successor platform to its ageing Saab Sk 60A/B jet trainer fleet, the Swedish Defense Materiel Agency (FMV) announced on September 14.

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here! Have a go and let us know how you get on!

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