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Smoke in ATR cabins due to lack of use

Low aircraft utilisation led to Aurigny reporting two separate cabin smoke events within a month, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has found.

RAF Typhoon in the Mach Loop News Premium

Routine UK military fixed-wing low flying drops

In an apparent blow to aviation enthusiasts in the UK, it can be revealed that routine military fixed-wing low flying dropped by nearly 33% in FY2019/2020 compared with the same reporting period the previous year

The 18-year-old who flies a D-Day aircraft

Ellie Carter became Britain’s youngest Private Pilot’s License holder just hours into her 17th birthday. We went down to Devon to take a flight with one of Britain’s youngest historic aviation fans…

United signs HUGE orders for 737 MAXs and A321neos

The American carrier has been on a shopping spree for new airframes, and in doing so, has secured the largest order in its 95-year history

Belarus delivers four MiG-29s to Serbia

Four Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Izdeliye 9-13 (Variant 9-13) Fulcrum-C multi-role fighters have been delivered to the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence by the Republic of Belarus

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 7

The US State Department approves a possible multi-billion-dollar sale of F-16 fighters to the Philippines, the UK eyes its future H-47 (ER) Chinooks helicopters. Meanwhile, we chat to Swedish aerospace and defence OEM Saab for the latest JAS-39 Gripen fighter developments and prospective export opportunities

FlightSimExpo Announces Initial Exhibitor List

North America’s flight simulation conference returns on September 24-26, 2021. As a hybrid event, attendees can participate in-person at Town and Country Resort San Diego or online.

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Meet the man who's just started his fifth airline

Chris Sloan catches up with Breeze CEO and industry legend David Neeleman, before jumping on board the inaugural flight from Tampa to Charleston

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Behind-the-scenes at Exercise Sentry Savannah 21-1

As one of the first major US exercises to take place since COVID-19, this year’s Sentry Savannah was a landmark moment. We spoke to some of those involved

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First six Spanish PC-21s in flight testing

Pilatus is continuing to make progress with the Spanish Air Force's PC-21 acquisition programme, which will ultimately replace the service’s 61-strong fleet of aged CASA C-101EB Aviojet jet trainers

Why Lufthansa is reactivating five A340-600s

The pandemic has been tough on the type as airlines ditched it in favour of more fuel-efficient twinjets. But Lufthansa has decided to resurrect the quadjet and here’s why…

SWISS unveils premium economy class cabin

The new seating option is set to be available later this year, with enhanced comfort and privacy features

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Jordanian C295Ms in storage at Seville

Both of the CASA (now Airbus) C295Ms previously operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s 3 Squadron have appeared in open store outside the Airbus Defence and Space facility at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain

Colombia receives first two T-6C Texan IIs

The Colombian Air Force has taken delivery of its first two Beechcraft T-6C Texan II single-engine turboprop training aircraft

WATCH: What’s happening with the RAF Museum’s Vickers Wellington?

After 11 years in the Conservation Centre at Cosford, the end could finally be in sight – as Darren Priday explains…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 49

Welcome to the 49th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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IN-DEPTH: Exercise Skyros 2021 and Greece's Rafale purchase

The Hellenic Air Force is preparing for the arrival of its first Dassault Rafale DG/EG multi-role fighters, as we reveal

New Grand Caravans join Paraguayan Air Force

A further two brand-new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX light transport aircraft have entered service with the Paraguayan Air Force

Nine more CH-53Ks ordered for USMC

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has been awarded a contract to build nine more CH-53K King Stallion in a deal which also includes a contract option for a further nine of these heavy-lift transport helicopters

Quiz: How well do you know your airline identifiers?

This week we're testing how well you know your airline identifiers! Let us know what score you get!

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Aeroplane August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

WATCH: Pilot interviews from 2021 Battle of Britain Airshow

We speak to Spitfire pilot Antony Parkinson, and John Romain and Martin Overall from the Aircraft Restoration Company, as the 2021 Battle of Britain airshow kicks off!

Landmarks Dubai City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced Dubai City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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ANALYSIS: A look at the Afghan Air Force's aircraft inventory

While the future of Afghanistan may emerge from negotiations shaped by regional powers, its air force may be called upon to defend the nation, as we report

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USAF receives 46th KC-46A

The USAF’s 77th Air Refueling Squadron ‘Totin Tigers’ – a component of the 916th Air Refueling Wing – has received its seventh Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, marking the 46th example of the tanker to be delivered to the air arm

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