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Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date Announced

Asobo Studios has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is set for Launch on August 18 for PC and with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Qantas Begins 747 Farewell Flights

Australian flag carrier Qantas has begun its programme of farewell trips in its last Boeing 747 ahead of the type’s retirement from airline service on July 22.

US approves Japan’s $23bn F-35 purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to Japan.

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The DHC Chipmunk 22

After 70 years, de Havilland’s trusty training aircraft is still going strong. We went to The Shuttleworth Collection to watch them take theirs out

Celebrating the 747: BA Captain on Flying the Jumbo

There are very few aircraft that have an identity that transcends the aviation industry quite like the Boeing 747. Thomas Haynes speaks to Paul Howard, a retired British Airways 747 Training Captain about what it was like to captain this special aircraft.

Safran to support Dutch Cougar engines

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has signed a multi-year contract with Safran Helicopter Engines to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its AS532U2 Cougar utility helicopter fleet.

Gripen E/F parts production begins in Brazil

Saab announced that parts production of its Gripen E/F multi-role fighter has started at its new sub-assembly facility in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on July 7.

US approves French E-2D acquisition

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of three Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and associated equipment to France.

Aerion moves forward with green fuels for AS2

US-based supersonic aircraft manufacturer, Aerion, has teamed up with Carbon Engineering – a Direct Air Capture (DAC) specialist – to develop solutions that will lead to carbon-neutral supersonic air travel.

Serbian Army shows off Chinese-made armed drone

The Serbian Army put its new China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) CH-92A unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on display on July 4 at Colonel-Pilot Milenko Pavlović Airport, Batajnica.

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