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Belgium commences Falcon 7X training
The Belgian Air Component has started training operations using the first of two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP transport aircraft.
CH-47 engine integration programme progresses
Boeing, GE Aviation, and the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) have further demonstrated the T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine’s performance on the CH-47 Chinook, following another successful ground test.
US approves sale of AH-64E or AH-1Z to the Philippines
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Bell AH-1Z Viper and six Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Philippines.
France receives third modernised Atlantique 2
Dassault Aviation has delivered the third Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA, France’s defence procurement agency), following its modernisation to Standard 6.
UAC delivers modernised Tu-160s to Russia
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has returned a pair of recently upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M1 Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic missile carriers to the Russian Ministry of Defence
WestJet reveals 737 MAX return plan
Following the resumption of commercial operations in both Brazil and the US, the airline outlines its intentions for getting the embattled jet back in the sky
Return of the MAX - onboard a special 737 MAX flight
It has taken 20 challenging months for the 737 MAX to be recertificated, but it will take Boeing far longer to repair its broken trust. Chris Sloan steps on board a special 737 MAX flight – the first in the US since March 2019 – to examine whether the manufacturer has turned a corner
No call leads to close call for departing 737
A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 rotated 400ft from the end of Gatwick’s runway after the automatic call for V1 did not occur, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has learned.
Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day
We mark the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt which took place on May 6, 1941
Historic Aviation Quiz
We're back this week with yet another brain teasing historic aviation quiz!
How rock climbers help to keep museum aeroplanes clean
With museums set to reopen on May 17, the aircraft on display need to look their best. But how do you dust a plane that’s suspended from the ceiling? Watch this video to find out…
An exclusive interview with Honeycomb Aeronautical
Navigraph charts now available
Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...
Peter Stark takes a look at an innovative firefighting utility...