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Fire Scout begins AN/ZPY-8 radar flight trials
The US Navy has commenced flight testing of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, equipped with Leonardo’s AN/ZPY-8 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
MDHI contracted to support Afghan Cayuse Warriors
The US Department of Defense has awarded a logistics support contract to MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) to further support the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopters.
French A400M lands in New Zealand for the first time
An Armeé de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas landed in New Zealand for the first time whilst conducting a repatriation mission in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
China to debut Xian H-20 stealth bomber this year?
According to local media sources, China is readying to publicly debut its first domestically-produced strategic subsonic stealth bomber, the Xian H-20, later this year.
Litening-5 and RecceLite pods for M-346FA
RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems has announced that it will supply its AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening-5 targeting pod and RecceLite reconnaissance system for integration on Leonardo’s M-346FA light combat aircraft.
AIR International February 2021
The full issue in page-turning format
How the 757 nearly became a three-crew airliner
Bowing to pressure from US pilot unions, the launch customer initially specified the jet needed three crew positions. George Jehn, a former Eastern Air Lines pilot and labour leader tells Key.Aero about the fight he fought to keep the flight engineer on the flight deck
Boeing confirms delay to 777X service entry
As it reported its largest full-year loss in its more than 100-year history, the Chicago-based giant outlined an updated plan for its next-generation widebody
100 years since first African-American Female Pilot
After learning to fly in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became a renowned stunt pilot at airshows across the United States
White Waltham to give customers a flight in a Harvard alongside Hawker Hurricane R4118
An exciting opportunity at White Waltham will give customers a flight in a Harvard alongside Hawker Hurricane R4118. Darren Harbar visited the airfield to witness the first test of this new proposition
Kings of the Air
Andrew Thomas reflects on the long and gallant service of 36 Squadron, an RAF unit that literally fought to the last man
Orbx Simulation's Bilbao (LEBB)
La Paloma (‘The Dove’)
An exclusive interview with Honeycomb Aeronautical
Navigraph charts now available
Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...