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Brazil’s first E-99 AEW&C completes upgrade
Embraer announced that it had completed the upgrade process of the Brazilian Air Force’s first E-99 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to E-99M-standard on July 24.
Five years of USMC F-35B ops
On July 31, 2015, the USMC officially declared that its F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter fleet had achieved its initial operational capability.
US to stay at Mildenhall, proposes Spangdahlem Air Base withdrawal
The US Defense Secretary, Dr Mark Esper, announced plans to reduce the US military’s presence in Germany on July 29 – a move which cancels previous plans to relocate RAF Mildenhall-based aircraft and personnel to the country.
System of systems could bankrupt Tempest
The UK’s Tempest programme which aims to have a next generation fighter and supporting assets in service from 2035 could see spiralling costs if it takes a narrow system of systems approach.
What's it like to fly a B-2 Spirit?
Key.Aero speaks to Captain John Wisocky, who recently flew the B-2 Spirit on a mission from the US to the Arctic Circle
Rex joins the jet age
Chris Frame caught up with John Sharp, Rex’s deputy chairman, to learn more about the Australian regional carrier’s jet-setting plans
How Flightradar24 works
Once a niche tool used by aviation enthusiasts, Flightradar24 has brought planespotting to the masses. Tom Batchelor details how the world now looks down at its mobile phone to look up at the skies
Outback and out of service: Alice Springs from the air
Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage in Alice Springs is enjoying its moment in the sun. Opened in 2011, it was the region's first purpose-built airliner parking and recycling facility and aims to offer a more cost-effective storage solution than far-away alternatives. Seth Jaworski viewed the fascinating facility from the air...
“HOW DID THEY GET IT MADE?”
A film about the CIA’s clandestine air transport firm engaging...
In World War Two and the Berlin Airlift, these two Douglas C-47s played their part. Now, owned by leading flight experiences operator Aero Legends, these fine veterans are embarking on the next phase of their careers — and passenger flights might be back on the agenda, too
Revealed – the precision engineering of the Sea Vixen
A revealing report on the production of the Sea Vixen from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane
NS 430 GPS Added to DCS
Eagle Dynamics has announced that the NS 430 GPS navigation and...
Orbx - A return to roots
CityScene Gold Coast and Gold Coast Airport.
Aerosoft A318/A319 professional
An interview with Winfried Diekmann