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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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France orders TBM940s to replace ageing TBM700s

The French armaments directorate has ordered four six-seat Daher Aerospace TMB940 single-engine turboprops to gradually replace its three-strong fleet of TBM700As, which entered service almost 30 years ago

Aerosoft Launches Home Cockpit Contest 2021

Aerosoft’s Home Cockpit Contest allows you to showcase your cockpit to other flight simmers and share new ideas and suggestions or get valuable tips from other virtual pilots. You also have the chance to win a €500 Aerosoft voucher.

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Combat Aircraft Journal May 2021

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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 35

Welcome to the 35th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Additional AH-64Es delivered to the Army Air Corps

A further two Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters have been delivered to the Army Air Corps, having arrived in the UK on March 11

Last passenger Boeing 747-400 built retired

The final passenger -400 example ever to be produced by the American aircraft manufacturer has been withdrawn from use

Brooklands Museum is the star of its own television series

A brand new UKTV Original Series dedicated to Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, is due to hit screens on Tuesday 30th March on Yesterday channel...

Jungle paint scheme for Nigerian A-29B

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer Defense & Security have released images of a newly-built Nigerian Air Force (NAF) A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which is sporting a new jungle paint scheme

Georgia’s first refurbished Su-25UB takes flight

The Georgian Armed Forces-Aviation and Air Defence Command is beginning to refurbish, upgrade and return its Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack/close air support (CAS) fleet to service after being grounded for several years

Final Sayonara for Japanese Phantoms

After retiring the last operational F-4EJ Phantoms from service, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has now also completed the withdrawal of the remaining examples of the type

Two more CV-22Bs for AFSOC

The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of two additional CV-22B Ospreys to US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

Quiz: How well do you know the Boeing 747-8?

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 747-8I. To celebrate the occasion, this week's quiz focuses entirely on the latest generation of the iconic jumbo.

First two Dhruv Mk IIIs delivered to Indian Coast Guard

An additional two Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) have been officially delivered to the Indian Coast Guard

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

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A decade of the 747-8I: Inside the development of Boeing’s final jumbo

Ten years ago today, the latest version of the iconic four-engine aircraft took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero speaks to the American manufacturer to find out about its development, design and testing and what makes it different from those that came before

Embraer reveals how many aircraft it delivered in 2020

The airframer was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and a failed partnership with Boeing

Israel set to move two F-16 units to Ramat David

Two Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons are to relocate from Hatzor Air Base to Ramat David Air Base. The planned move, which was announced by the IAF on March 10, involves 101 ‘First Fighter’ and 105 ‘Scorpion’ Squadrons

Elbit Systems, KAI to co-operate on next-gen unmanned ISTAR solution

Elbit Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to expand their cooperation in the field of unmanned ISTAR systems

FlyPast Podcast Episode 13

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, we've done something different. This one was recorded socially distanced from inside the cockpit of Vulcan XH558, as we chatted to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust about the aircraft's story, and the Trust's exciting plans for the future...

First Lebanese crews complete MD 530F helicopter training

An initial group of Lebanese Air Force personnel has completed training on the MD 530F helicopter as the air arm prepares to induct six examples of the platform into operational service

Senegalese Air Force receives new CN235-220MPA

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has handed over a new production CN235-220MPA to the Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise (Senegalese Air Force) at the PTDI production facility in Bandung

The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator

Restorations are hard enough, but what about rebuilding one of only two Nimrod simulators ever built? In lockdown? With your other half? Key.Aero chats to the amazing couple who did just that…

La Palma for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, sim-wings has announced La Palma Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

USAF accepts its first F-15EX

The USAF formally accepted its first F-15EX at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, on March 10 – just over a month after the multi-role fighter graced the skies for the first time

Spirits arrive in Portugal for historic bomber deployment

Three Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit strategic stealth bombers from the USAF’s 509th Bomb Wing have deployed to Lajes Field on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal, as part of a Bomber Task Force mission in Europe

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