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Dubai Airshow 2019 Preview

Held biennially at Dubai World Central, the Dubai Airshow is making its return this year. Thomas Haynes considers what could be in store at this year’s event.

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I, R-Robot

Robotics in engine maintenance is a developing discipline. Bernie Baldwin reports on a research team that has already come up with scores of innovative solutions, with many more in the pipeline.

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Thomas Cook Collapses

AFTER MONTHS of uncertainty and numerous attempts to secure funding or sell parts of the company, Thomas Cook Group entered compulsory liquidation on September 23.

Lufthansa to Ottawa

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced it will fly direct to Ottawa for the first time next year, picking up the seasonal route from Star Alliance partner Air Canada.

USAF reactivates 420th Flight Test Squadron for B-21

The US Air Force (USAF) has reactivated the 420th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, following a ceremony held on October 4.

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Nighthawk Lives On! - EXCLUSIVE Video

The jet black F-117 Nighthawk — clandestine hero of 'Desert Storm' — was officially retired in 2008. This incredible video proves that some of these aircraft still remain in service today.

Bell unveils '360 Invictus' concept for US Army FARA programme

Bell, partnered with Collins Aerospace, has unveiled its candidate for the US Army's Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the '360 Invictus'

VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D – Vol. 4: Scotland Out Now

Just Flight has released VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D – Vol. 4: Scotland Out Now.

‘Bleed Blue!’

Combat Aircraft Editor, Jamie Hunter, visits RAF Lakenheath for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the 492nd Fighter Squadron.

FSDG LITE – Enfidha Out Now

Flight Sim Development Group (FSDG) has released the ‘LITE’ version of Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport (DTNH) in Tunisia.

ERJ Family Upgraded

X-Crafts has announced version 1.14 of the ERJ Family for X-Plane is now available.

USAF orders more KC-46A tankers

The US Air Force (USAF) has furthered its order of Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, with 15 more aircraft being contracted.

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‘Retirement Tucano’ for No 72 Squadron

United Kingdom Derek Bower THE RAF’s No 72 Squadron...

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Global Hawks move to Yokota

Using the callsign ‘Midas 10’, RQ-4B 09-2038 assigned to...

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Third and final RAAF Falcon 7X received

RAAF Falcon 7X A56-003 arrives at Defence Establishment Fairbairn....

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Chinook Force assists in UK flood relief

Chinook HC6A ZA683 approaches the Whaley Bridge dam with bags...

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Initial Belarusian Su-30SMs

THE FIRST Su-30SMs for the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence...

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21st-century aircrew training

Column Commander’s Update Briefing At the heart of any first-class...

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Ninth M-346 for Polish Air Force

Marco Muntz THE NINTH M-346 Bielik for the Siły Powietrzne...

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UAE to receive additional Apache

THE UNITED Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD)...

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More Sea Lions for Germany

GERMANY HAS selected the NH90 to replace its existing fleet of 22 Sea Lynx Mk88A anti-submarine warfare helicopters, as the Marineflieger (German Naval Aviation) moves towards a single-type frontline naval rotary fleet.

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US completes transfer of 60 TH-67s to Colombia

TH-67 FAC4570 ‘76E’ (c/n 5158, ex-US Army/N67476), photographed...

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First A320neo for Air Seychelles

CIVIL NEWS Test-flown as D-AUAR, Air Seychelles’ first...

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Postcard from Gdynia

NEWS Special AFM contributor Bernd Kienle provides a photographic...

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Secretive French Super Puma spotted in Germany

Timm Ziegenthaler A RARE visitor to Germany’s Dresden International...

 

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