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US contracts Lockheed Martin for 78 more F-35s

Khalem Chapman

Lockheed Martin has been contracted to produce 78 more F-35s for the US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy, in a contract modification worth roughly US$4.7bn.

Khalem Chapman

Dortmund XP Upgraded

Richard Benedikz

Aerosoft has released version 1.4.0 of Dortmund XP for X-Plane 11.

Richard Benedikz

New PC-12 for Irish Air Corps

Thomas Newdick

Yesterday (April 1), a new PC-12NG (c/n 1898, HB-FXT) conducted a test flight at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, wearing the Irish tricolour and Irish Air Corps serial 280.

Thomas Newdick
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Coronavirus: Bailout or Bust?

Selwyn Parker

Airlines are desperately seeking subsidies to ensure or prolong their survival. Selwyn Parker considers the industry’s COVID-19 cash crisis and outlines what governments worldwide are doing to ease the pain.

Selwyn Parker

Draken launches Mirage F1M combat training missions

Khalem Chapman

US-based adversary air (ADAIR) contractor, Draken International, has commenced training operations with the US Air Force (USAF), using its ‘new', second-hand Mirage F1M fighters.

Khalem Chapman

X-Plane Arrives in Caernarfon

Richard Benedikz

The latest X-Plane destination from Orbx is EGCK Caernarfon Airport in northern Wales.

Richard Benedikz

The Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship

Steve Beebee

The Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship is now open for applications.

Steve Beebee
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Dutch Lightning Leader

Bob Fischer

Last October, a first Dutch F-35A to be permanently stationed at Leeuwarden arrived at the base in the north of the country. At the controls was Lt Col Ian ‘Gladys’ Knight, who talked to Bob Fischer about Dutch F-35 numbers and dogfighting in the stealth warplane.

Bob Fischer

Joint Helicopter Command steps up COVID-19 support

Khalem Chapman

Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) has stepped up its support in the battle against COVID-19, as part of the UK government’s response to the ongoing pandemic.

Khalem Chapman

Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract

Khalem Chapman

Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.

Khalem Chapman

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