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Spain's first CH-47F delivered

BOEING HAS delivered the first of 17 CH-47F Chinooks to the Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET – Spanish Army Air Mobile Forces) after being remanufactured from an existing older model FAMET CH-47D.

BREAKING: Indonesia to buy 42 Rafales

Indonesia has ordered 42 “latest-generation” Rafales which was announced at a ceremony today (February 10) in Jakarta, as previously reported by Key.Aero.

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Ukraine air assets outmatched against Russia

The weaknesses of Ukraine’s air defence capabilities would leave any attempt to launch an aerial counterattack to a Russian invasion of its territory as vulnerable given Moscow’s qualitative and quantitative advantages

Second flight test of AARGM-ER missile deemed a success

Northrop Grumman has announced the completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range launched from an F/A-18 Super Hornet at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of California

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EXCLUSIVE: Indonesia Rafale announcement imminent

Indonesia is set to purchase the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter according to Key.Aero sources, although the number, which was originally believed to be 30, has not been confirmed.

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What it's like to fly the Westland Wasp

Luke Bimm takes to the skies in a helicopter with a sting in its tail

Bravo November: An icon of British aviation retires to the RAF Museum Cosford

One of the original batch of 30 Boeing CH-47 Chinooks ordered by the RAF in 1978, ZA718, better known by her call sign, Bravo November recently joined the collection at the RAF Museum Cosford to begin the next chapter of her life as a static display piece and FlyPast were there for the unveiling

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The key aircraft Argentina used in the Falklands War

The weaponry and tactics employed by Argentine forces during the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands conflict remain a source of fascination and some confusion – exacerbated, perhaps, by the relative scarcity of images. Santiago Rivas presents a revealing overview of the main Argentine aircraft used in the conflict

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Commercial

Cessna SkyCourier receives type certificate

Textron is a step closer to handing over the maiden SkyCourier to launch customer FedEx Express

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Arab Aviation Summit 2022: event debrief

The Arab Aviation Summit saw some of the industry’s biggest names gather in the UAE to reflect on an eventful year and discuss strategies to counter uncertain times ahead, as Tom Batchelor reports from Ras Al-Khaimah

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Air Serbia flights to Russia hit record high

National flag carrier Air Serbia is enjoying a record rise in direct flights across EU airspace to Russia following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

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Flight Simulation

PMDG DC-6 Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

PMDG's debut product for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Douglas DC-6, is out now.

DCS: Mi-24P Hind Enters Early Access

After more than 50,000 man-hours of dedicated work, the Mi-24P Hind team has introduced the iconic DCS: Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter into Early Access.

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IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz's Goshawk T-45C

March 2021 saw Italian developer IndiaFoxtEcho publish its second combat jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of the T-45C Goshawk. The release follows hot on the heels of its highly popular Aermacchi MB-339 that landed in the marketplace back in October 2020...

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