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Argentine Army receives tenth modernised AB206B1

Argentina’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA) delivered the latest modernised Agusta Bell AB206B1 JetRanger to the Argentine Army on July 8

Indian Navy commissions two new Dhruv ALH Mk III squadrons

Two new Indian Navy squadrons have recently been commissioned to operate the HAL Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III

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Emirates resumes flights to THIRD London airport

Gulf giant Emirates has resumed rotations to a third gateway serving the UK capital…

San Antonio for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Scenery developer, iniScene has released KSAT San Antonio Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Chad becomes second African nation to opt for Hürkuş

Chad will become the second African nation to acquire the new-generation Hürkuş basic trainer aircraft from Turkish Aerospace Industries, after the company confirmed that an undisclosed number of examples had be sold to the country at the Farnborough International Airshow, which was held from July 18-22

Kola Peninsula for DCS World Incoming

Eagle Dynamics, in collaboration with Orbx, has announced the development of a new terrain module for DCS: the Kola Peninsula.

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How Iran manages to keep its F-14 Tomcats flying

As the last operator of Grumman’s fearsome F-14 Tomcat, Iran has faced near-constant challenges in keeping the backbone of its air defence capability operational. Babak Tagvhee investigates

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Aeroplane September 2022

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Inside the biggest C-130 base in the world: Little Rock AFB

Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas is the largest C-130 base in the world and home of Stateside Hercules training. Combat Aircraft Journal pays a visit to this super base and talks to the personnel of the 19th AW

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First Australian carrier receives Boeing 737 MAX

In a milestone for Boeing, a 737 MAX has been handed over to an Australian-based airline for a first time. Find out more on Key.Aero!

Just Flight 757-200/300 Development Update

BlueBird Simulations and Just Flight have released a new development update for the upcoming 757 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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How I learned to fly, RAF-style

Any pilot will tell you that the process of learning never stops. For many an air force recruit, those days began at the RAF College Cranwell, just as they did in the 1950s for this then-new trainee, taking him right the way through from Tiger Moth to Vampire

PMDG 737-600 Touches Down in Microsoft Flight Simulator

PMDG has announced the 737-600 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Ethiopian Airlines’ A350-1000 order: What we know

Following a recent announcement that Ethiopian Airlines is set to become Africa’s maiden Airbus A350-1000 operator, we look closely at some of the all-important details released so far…

Nigeria to receive six T129 ATAK helicopters from TUSAŞ

Turkish Aerospace Industries has confirmed it will supply six T129 ATAK attack helicopters to Nigeria under a recently signed contract

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 104

Welcome to the 104th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Inside France's small but mighty force in Djibouti

In an area as turbulent as it is strategic, Djibouti arouses the interest of many countries, sometimes with antagonistic interests. As the former colonial power, France boasts a small, but mighty force in the African nation, reports Frédéric Lert

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Inside the first days of the Iran-Iraq War

In this extract from his new book, Flashpoints, Michael Napier outlines the first nine days of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war

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How GE's proposed XA100 engine will revolutionise the F-35

Alan Warnes speaks with GE’s David Tweedie about the XA100 adaptive cycle engine that is set to revolutionise fifth-generation F-35A/C Lightning II fighters

QUIZ: Freighter giants

Better freight than never... This week's quiz missed its slot, unfortunately, but it's now ready and waiting for you to test your knowledge of all things cargo

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The fascinating story of Rolls-Royce’s Universal Power Plant

Concluding his examination of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, Nigel Gibson opens his father Colin’s scrapbooks and photo albums to reveal the intriguing tale of Rolls-Royce’s Universal Power Plant

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How Alaska became a fifth-gen fighter hotspot

Alaska now boasts the highest concentration of fifth-generation fighters anywhere in the world. Rich Cooper reports on how the US protects the most strategic place on Earth. Frank Crebas took the stunning imagery

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Airliner World September 2022

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Avro Lancaster Cutaway Poster

Download and view Aeroplane's Lancaster cutaway poster

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Taiwan’s air defence network and China’s efforts to suppress it

David Axe reports on Taiwan’s air defence network and China’s efforts to suppress it

 

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