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Next phase for Future Combat Air System as £250m contract awarded

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on July 29 the signing of a £250m contract with British industry ‘Team Tempest’ partners to develop the next generation of combat air

Condor selects A330neo for fleet modernisation

The German leisure carrier plans to renew its long-haul roster with the next generation widebody

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Revealing report from on-board the USSR’s first jetliner

Read an account from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane aboard a CSA Tupolev Tu-104A

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Twilight Years of Cypriot Hinds?

Cyprus has been a well-established Mil Mi-35P operator since 2001. However, due to spares shortages, overhaul demands and budget woes, the future of the Hind-F in the Cypriot National Guard's ranks remain uncertain, as we explain

Historic Aviation Quiz

On 28 July 1914, World War I began. Today's historic aviation quiz tests your knowledge of early WWI aviation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Launches on Xbox plus Sim Update V Released on PC

Asobo Studio has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. The release also coincides with Sim Update V for PC.

UK pilots urge government to end post-Brexit “license inequality”

The open letter calls for immediate action amid “real-life impacts” on pilots who are struggling to find work

DOCUMENTARY: How World War One changed aviation forever

From reconnaissance to aerial combat, watch how 1914-’18 saw a seismic shift in the use of fledgling aeroplane technology in conflict

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Combat Aircraft Journal September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Refurbished An-32s return to Sri Lankan service

Three Sri Lankan Air Force Antonov An-32 transport aircraft returned home on the evening of June 11 after completing an extensive overhaul and refurbishment process in the Ukraine

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Everything we know so far about Alitalia’s replacement

As the airline’s launch approaches, Key.Aero compiles what’s known about the flag carrier’s successor

Avro Vulcan to wow spectators again

Tickets are available now to watch Vulcan XL426 on 11th September at London Southend Airport

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 11

In Episode 11 Alan Warnes speaks with freelance journalist Tim Ripley on the shootdown of the Russian Air Force Il-20 in September 2018 and Russia’s wider airborne intelligence gathering capabilities.

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Bulgaria's Marginal Capability

Having once boasted a 44-strong Hind fleet, the Bulgarian Air Force's attack helicopter capability was cut in half in 1999 and later reduced to just six Mi-24Vs, with just two examples being airworthy at any one time. We provide expert analysis on Bulgaria's remaining Hind fleet

Indonesia receives two more Bell 412EPi helicopters

A further two Bell 412EPi utility helicopters have entered service with the Indonesian Army

AeroVironment secures USAF Puma 3 AE order, Raven support services

AeroVironment confirmed on July 22 that it has received two firm-fixed-price contracts from the USAF – worth US$15.94m – covering the procurement of Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems, as well as support for the service’s existing fleet of Raven platforms

Air France’s first A220 rolls out paint shop

The narrowbody features the airline’s new scheme along with a special detail

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UK’s current E-7A acquisition costs at £800m and counting

The UK has so far spent over £800m on the planned acquisition of E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control aircraft

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USMC F-35Bs damaged in lightning strike over Japan

A pair of USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs have been damaged after the two fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters were recently struck by lightning in the vicinity of Makurazaki, Japan

The dual-control Canberra T. Mk. 4 which is to be used for Operational Conversion. Feature Premium

Behind the Scenes of the Canberra OCU in 1952

An interesting visit to the RAF’s Canberra training unit, from the September 5, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane, to see how the Service was going about preparing crews for this then new jet bomber

European Mi-24/35 Survey: The Last Hinds

A formidable gunship and a veteran of the Cold War, the Mil Mi-24/35 is one of the most recognisable attack helicopters in the world. This week, Key.Aero will survey the seven remaining European operators of the venerable Hind, which looks set to decrease in the coming years

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India’s first two MH-60Rs inducted into naval service

The navies of India and the US marked a historic milestone on July 16, when the first two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime utility helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at NAS North Island, California

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 53

Welcome to the 53rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Landmarks Mumbai City Pack Released

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

SNC delivers seventh EMARSS King Air 350 to US Army

Sierra Nevada Corporation revealed on July 15 that it has recently delivered its seventh fully integrated Beechcraft King Air 350 Mission Enhancement Kit aircraft to the US Army

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