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USAF Reapers arrive in Estonia
In co-operation with the Estonian government, the USAF has deployed MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), personnel and support equipment to Amari air base, Estonia.
RAF adapts BAe 146 CC3s for medical use
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has announced that a pair of BAe 146 CC3 tactical transports – operated by No 32 (The Royal) Squadron from RAF Northolt in west London – have been modified to provide a medical mission.
USAF moves closer to finalising T-7A Red Hawk design
Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) have recently conducted both the Aircraft Critical Design Review (CDR) and the System CDR for the T-7A Red Hawk next-generation advanced jet trainer.
UK extends Chinook deployment in Mali
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has once again extended the deployment of Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Chinook HC5 helicopters and personnel to Mali.
Bell Boeing team delivers 400th V-22 Osprey
US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received its 53rd Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor – a milestone that marks the 400th delivery of a V-22 in the history of the programme.
Loganair chief executive reveals future fleet strategy
Made up of Saabs, ATRs and Embraers, the Scottish carrier’s roster is a patchwork of various types. But is this a deliberate tactic and what does the future have in store? In part two of Key.Aero’s exclusive interview with Jonathan Hinkles, the airline’s chief executive, we find out
Bombardier to end Learjet production this year
Nearly 60 years after first entering service, the ultimate flying symbol of luxury has finally received the chop
Quiz: How well do know your cargo airlines?
This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on the world of cargo airlines. These carriers often get overlooked in favour of their passenger-carrying counterparts so can you identify them? Let us know what score you get!
FlyPast Podcast Episode 30
For this episode, we’re talking to Sam Worthington-Lees, project director of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and catching up on the progress of RB396 and the fund raising efforts so far....
The SR-71 that outpaced a missile over Libya
The aircraft had been photographing Libyan targets in the aftermath of Operation El Derado Canyon in 1986
East Midlands Airport runway reopens after Harvard mishap
Photos suggest the aircraft’s undercarriage collapsed during landing
Computer to Cockpit
Using flight simulation for real-world training COMPUTER...
Captain Sim’s 757 CAPTAIN III
A Classic Reborn
Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 5