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The Skyhawks had the advantage of aerial refuelling pre- and post-strike, from the Argentine Air Force’s two KC-130H tankers. This Grupo 4 A-4C carries a single Mk 17 bomb on its way to the targets. Grupo 4’s sand/brown camouflage was easier for SHAR pilots to spot than the green/brown colours of Grupo 5’s machines. The yellow ID markings proved ineffective because they blended with the sand colour of the tail – they were also good visual cues for enemy pilots. Hernan Casciani-Juan Carlos Cicalesi Archive Feature Premium

Falklands Air Battles – Attacking the British landing force

Colonel Doug Dildy (USAF Ret), with the assistance of Hernan Casciani and Pablo Calcaterra, analysed in the May 2012 issue of Aviation News the attacks on ships by Argentinian fast-jets trying to stop the UK landing troops on the Falklands

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Gaining insight from the president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa

As president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Kuljit Ghata-Aura oversees the OEM’s presence across an enormous region. Tom Batchelor caught up with him to discuss some of the sector’s hottest topics

Quiz: British Aerospace Sea Harrier

Operating the most sorties of any British aircraft type during the Falklands War, the Sea Harrier assumed a pivotal air defence role during the conflict protecting the task force. This week's historic aviation quiz focuses on venerable V/STOL strike fighter

The two British aircraft carriers initially embarked 18 BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1s: 12 SHARs from 800 NAS were aboard HMS Hermes, with eight others from 801 NAS on HMS Invincible. Two years after the war a pair of 801 Squadron SHARs are pictured coming aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69). US Navy Feature Premium

Falklands Air Battles – The fight for air superiority

Former F-15 pilot Colonel Doug Dildy (USAF Ret), with the assistance of Hernan Casciani and Pablo Calcaterra, analyse the battle for air superiority over the Falklands in this first of a two part feature which was published originally in Aviation News April 2012 issue

£360m contract signed for the Wildcat WIST programme

A total of 340 jobs are due to be sustained with Leonardo at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, and other companies due to a five-year £360m support and training contract being renewed with Leonardo Helicopters UK

European airline to operate highest density A220 ever!

As fuel prices surge, passenger demand soars and supply chains are squeezed, airlines are looking more closely than ever for ways to boost efficiencies. Alongside options such as surcharges to tickets and the scrapping of marginal routes, there are longer term solutions which make sense for some carriers looking to bolster their balance sheet

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JetBlue submits “superior” bid to buy Spirit Airlines

New York-based carrier JetBlue Airways has announced its intention to acquire low-cost competitor Spirit Airlines in a deal worth $3.6bn.

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Emergency services and drones

The emergency services are increasingly turning to drones for help. Mark Broadbent looks at the ‘blue light’ applications for unmanned aircraft

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Pilot report: The world's only airworthy Hanriot HD1

Where once Belgium’s balloon-busting ace Willy Coppens sat, today The Vintage Aviator’s pilots get to experience the unique thrill of flying the sole airworthy Hanriot HD1. John Lanham reports

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An exciting look at future sustainable propulsion plans

When it comes to powering commercial aircraft, a revolution is starting to take place. It might be in its early stages but its about to take off in a big way, as Selwyn Parker explains

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Aircraft Report: Adversarial F-5 Tigers

The Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II has supported naval aviation training since 1975. Tom Kaminski explains how the platform has remained a core asset for training US combat pilots

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Keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the project keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

USMC F/A-18C unit VMFA-312 deploy to Poland

After participating in major multinational NATO training exercise, Cold Response 22, Boeing F/A-18C Hornets from USMC VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ have deployed to Lask Air Base in Poland

Bravo November now on display at RAF Museum

The sole surviving Chinook helicopter flown by the RAF during the Falklands campaign is now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

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Eurowings takes maiden A320neo, outlines launch timeframe

The first Airbus A320neo for Eurowings has officially been handed over after the airframe arrived at the firm’s largest base at Düsseldorf, Germany in early April.

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Stingers and UAVs part of latest US package to Ukraine

The latest round of military aid deliveries from the US to Ukraine will include Stinger man-portable air defence systems and uncrewed aerial vehicles, as potential Russian war crimes in the country are uncovered

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Scenery developer, FSimStudios has released CYTZ Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

First Russian Su-35S Flanker shot down in Ukraine

Images and videos have been circulating online of the wreckage of a Russian Su-35S that has reportedly been shot down by Ukraine defence forces on April 3

PLAY confirms second UK destination

Ultra low-cost carrier PLAY, has revealed where in the United Kingdom it will be flying from next. The Icelandic firm already links London/Stansted with its Reykjavik/Keflavík hub, offering connecting onward options to four destinations in the United States

Concorde for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aircraft developer, DC Designs has announced the Concorde for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Commercial avionics: the latest key trends

From improving connectivity to AI and machine learning technologies, what are the latest key trends in commercial avionics? Mark Broadbent reports

The primary aircraft for the Black Buck 1 mission was Vulcan B.2 XM598 (shown here shortly after it first arrived at Wideawake Airfield), however a cockpit window wouldn’t seal properly and so the aircraft couldn’t be pressurised. This led to the back-up aircraft carrying out the attack. Bob Shackleton/VTST Feature Premium

Planning the Vulcan raids on the Falklands

Dr Kevin Wright interviewed Sqn Ldr Andy Marson (Ret), at the time Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s navigator on XH558, who helped plan the Black Buck raids during the Falklands War. He provided his insight into these complex missions in the August 2015 issue of Aviation News

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The incredible story of how Malta survived World War Two

Almost totally surrounded, outnumbered and outresourced, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta became a byword for bravery and resilience in World War Two, and never more so than in the April of 1942. Joseph Debono explains

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The life and legacy of the Antonov An-225: What next?

Airliner World reflects on the long career of An-225 Mriya and ponders what happens next for Kyiv’s cargo-hauling colossus.

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BASE REPORT: French presence at Djibouti

Djibouti calls the tune for French forces in the Horn of Africa, offering a secure base in a volatile region. Combat Aircraft Journal was granted exclusive access in January 2022

 

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