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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

Lockheed Martin targets Lot 16 F-35 production as key landmark of 2021

Lockheed Martin is eyeing its Lot 16 production run of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter – due to begin in Q4 – as a key landmark of its aeronautics business for 2021

Romanian MiG-21 LanceR-C crashes in Dedrad

A Romanian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR-C fighter-interceptor crashed during a local training mission on April 20

Second F-15EX Eagle II arrives at Eglin

The second Boeing F-15EX Eagle II multi-role fighter for the USAF has been delivered to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB in Florida

Historic Aviation Quiz

Welcome to the Historic Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your historic aviation? Test your knowledge here!

Airbus contracted to support Egyptian C295 fleet

Airbus has recently signed a five-year services contract with the Egyptian Air Force to provide performance-based support for the air arm’s 24-strong fleet of C295M medium-lift tactical transports

The US pilot who escaped a German prison… then fled the country in the same plane that had shot him down!

He taught himself aerobatics and used his knowledge as a pilot to escape a prisoner of war camp: was there anything this American pilot couldn’t do?

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KLM: The UK’s second flag carrier?

The airline flies to more airports in Britain than any other country in its network. Key.Aero recounts how its long and complex relationship with the country shaped its current large footprint

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A selection of photos from decades past sourced from our huge archive

Madrid for X-Plane Out Now

Aerosoft and sim-wings have released Airport Madrid XP for X-Plane 11.

Paris Charles De Gaulle for Prepar3D Released

Taxi2Gate has announced Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) for Prepar3D version 4 and 5 is now available.

France orders eight more Caracals alongside second VSR700 prototype

France has ordered a further eight Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracals for the French Air and Space Force along with a second prototype of the maritime VSR700 vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle

Hamburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, sim-wings has released Hamburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 39

Welcome to the 39th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

First flight of the de Havilland Sea Venom

Two years after the first flight of the de Havilland Venom, its naval variant took to the air...

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Challenging Airports: Cochabamba, Bolivia (SLCB)

In this instalment of the Challenging Airports series, we revisit the Cordillera Central mountain range in Bolivia and explore the high-altitude airport of Jorge Wilstermann, home to a fleet of relics from the golden age of aviation.

Key West for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest US destination to be released by Orbx is KEYW Key West International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI

In this comprehensive interview, we sat down with Sergey Gerasev, the project manager and team leader for the World War Two projects at Eagle Dynamics, to discuss the upcoming de Havilland Mosquito for DCS World.

Japan’s first Global Hawk completes maiden flight

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed this maiden flight of the first RQ-4B Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force

How an Alitalia A320 tipped up and struck tail during take-off

The narrowbody was accelerating down the runway when it experienced an uncommanded pitch up

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Building a 737 Home Cockpit

Joe Lavery continues with his home-built 737 cockpit series by explaining how he made the Main Instrument Panel and highlights some of the challenges that he encountered along the way.

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DCS World: 2021 Roadmap

After closing out a highly unusual 2020, Eagle Dynamics, the developer of Digital Combat Simulator World, released a 2021 Roadmap providing an outline of what fans can expect over the coming year as the title continues to evolve.

Elbit to supply M-346s to Greece for new training school

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract, worth approximately US$1.65bn (€1.38bn), for the establishment and operation of the Hellenic Air Force International Flight Training Centre

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On April 19, 1951 the first example of the Sea Venom got airborne. Here’s a selection of photos from our archives of this naval variant

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A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator - How to design scenery – Part 1

In this new series, Joe Lavery walks us through the process of creating a custom airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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IRIS Simulations’ Jabiru J160/J170

We take a look at the Jabiru add-on pack, designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator and created by Aussie developer IRIS Simulations.

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