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Cessna SkyCourier Takes Flight

Textron has successfully flown its latest offering from the Cessna stable – the twin-turboprop 408 SkyCourier. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-powered freighter has been specifically developed to carry three LD3 unit load devices per the requirements of FedEx Express, which has orders for 50 examples and options to double that number.

US military officials open up about sixth X-37B mission

Air Force Secretary, Barbara M Barrett, and US Space Force (USSF) Gen John W Raymond opened up about the sixth mission of Boeing’s X-37B reusable space plane – a platform that has been shrouded in secrecy since its first launch.

Taiwanese OH-58D suffers hard landing

A Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior operated by the Republic of China Army Aviation & Special Forces Command suffered a hard landing in Gueiren, Taiwan (Republic of China) during a training flight.

Dundee Airport for X-Plane 11

Orbx has announced EGPN Dundee Airport for X-Plane 11 is now available.

Fly the Maddog X for P3D v5 Out Now

Leonardo Software has released Fly the Maddog X for Prepar3D v5.

DC Designs F-15 Released

Just Fight has announced the DC Designs F-15 C, E & I Eagle for Prepar3D and FSX is out.

Boeing rolls out first Loyal Wingman prototype

An industry team – led by Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) – have rolled out the first of three Airpower Teaming System (ATS) prototypes.

O’Leary Fury at ‘State-Aided Junkies’

European low-cost carrier, Ryanair has said that it will use the COVID-19 crisis as a vehicle to reduce its cost base in a bid to emerge from the pandemic stronger. Michael O’Leary, the airline’s CEO told an investor conference call, attended by Airliner World, that it now had to compete with “state-aided junkies” such as Alitalia and Lufthansa which he said will be engaged in below cost selling once flying resumes.

F-22 Raptor crashes near Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor, operated by the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Hornets’ – a part of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) – crashed near Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, on May 15.

US approves Egyptian AH-64E refurbishment package

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a refurbishment package to Egypt that will upgrade its current fleet of 43 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to AH-64E standard.

Upcoming Events

Kazakhstan Defence Exhibition (KADEX) - CANCELLED

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Yesil District, Kazakhstan

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled to limit the spread of COVID-19.

USAF Academy Graduation 2020

U.S. Air Force Academy, United States

The annual graduation ceremony for students of the US Air Force. Typically accompanied with a flypast from the USAF Thunderbirds.

Anderson Regional Airshow - CANCELLED

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Anderson, United States

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled to limit to spread of COVID-19.

Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend 2020

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Reading, United States

An event which sees the gathering of historic aircraft, mainly warbirds, at Reading Regional Airport, Pennsylvania, returns on this years airshow calendar.