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Super Tucano: Battle-Ready Brazilian

João Paulo Moralez tells the story of Embraer’s successor to the Tucano – the Super Tucano.

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The Comeback Cub

In November 1937 the first Cubs came off the Piper Aircraft production line...

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Aviation News September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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DC-10 in BCal and BA Service

In the first of three articles to mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight by McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on August 29, 1970, Bob O’Brien recounts the type’s service with British Caledonian Airways, its charter subsidiaries and latterly British Airways.

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Ilyushin Il-18: Soviet Turboprop Triumph

Seven decades after its maiden flight, numerous derivatives of of the Ilyushin Il-18 are still in regular operation...

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Military

UK MOD to invest £695m into the RAF's Hawk fleet

Over the next 11 years, £695m will be invested by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support the RAF’s fleet of Hawk T2s and the Hawk T1s operated by the Red Arrows

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USAF F-22 Raptors guarding the UAE

Loitering drone strikes by Houthi and PMU rebels in the United Arab Emirates have led to a new role for US Air Force Raptors and other American assets in the volatile region. Babak Taghvaee reports

Six US Navy Growlers deployed to Germany

Six US Navy EA-18G Growlers have arrived at 1Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on deployment. The aircraft, which are from Electronic Attack Squadron 134 (VAQ-134) ‘Garudas’ at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, arrived on March 28.

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Commercial

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Volotea Revolutionising the Low-Cost Airline Model

Spanish budget airline Volotea has flipped the low-cost model on its head...

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Tales of the Trislander

Barry Lloyd examines the Trislander which was developed from the successful Islander...

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South African Airways: Wings of the Rainbow Nation

Jozef Mols outlines the history of South African Airways...

A380 to make way for A321 production increase

Airbus is to capitalise on the drawing down of its A380 production line by boosting A320 Family production at its Toulouse/Blagnac site.

Qatar Airways responds to Russia probe

Two former Qatar Airways employees based in Russia have been found guilty of charges relating an abuse of authority.

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Flight Simulation

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The software giant is back!

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DCS: F-14 Tomcat

Is this the best module ever produced for DCS World?

Falcon 50 touches down in X-Plane

Carenado has announced that the FA50 Ex for X-Plane 11 has been...

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