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Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

Boeing predicts growth in Russia, Ukraine and CIS demand

Boeing has predicted that airlines in Russia, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,540 new aircraft by 2040

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New Malaysian Navy AW139s test flying

Two Leonardo AW139 maritime operations helicopters (MOH) destined for Tentaru Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM – Royal Malaysian Navy) service have recently been test flying in Italy while being prepared for delivery.

Indonesia receives second new-build NC212i transport

A new NC212i light transport aircraft has been delivered to the Indonesian Air Force by PT Dirgantari Indonesia (PTDI)

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REVEALED: The world's top 40 airports

Welcome to the 2021 Top 40 World Airports Guide where we reveal the busiest global gateways in a year unlike any other.

YMEN for X-Plane 11 Out Now

The latest Australian destination from Orbx is Essendon Airport. Established in 1921, it is Australia's second-oldest international hub after Sydney.

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REVEALED: Inside Breeze Airways’ Airbus A220 cabin

US airline Breeze Airways unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220-300s during a preview event at the final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

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On board a BOAC wartime flying boat

A revealing visit to a BOAC operated Boeing 314-A flying boat undertaking wartime services for the British government was detailed in the February 6, 1942 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

Airbus A340 Ready for Take-Off

Aircraft developer ToLiss has released the Airbus A340-600 for the X-Plane 11 platform.

IAI hits P2F conversion milestone

IAI Aviation Group has reached a milestone in its P2F conversion of the first Boeing 777-300ER, cutting a cargo door opening

Delivery UAVs could halve freight CO2 emissions

Commercial UAVs could almost halve the CO2 emissions of urban freight transport, according to a new report

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IN PICTURES: Airline traffic highlights from Lisbon

Lisbon is a major draw for tourists wishing to explore the beautiful Portuguese capital, as well as a stepping stone to the country’s stunning coastline. Consequently, there’s plenty of interesting airline traffic to savour...

Historic Aviation Quiz: Bomber Command (Part 4)

The final and most testing quiz in our Bomber Command series!

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, DSky has released Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

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On board the first-ever Boeing 787 revenue service

A decade since he stepped aboard the Dreamliner’s revenue debut, Chris Sloan looks back at the 787’s first years in service

Concorde Takes Flight in X-Plane

Colimata has announced version 2.0 of Concorde FXP is now available.

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 24

Episode 24 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis on Norway's recently announced plans to retire its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fleet before the end of this year, with the fixed-wing combat role set to be solely taken over by the F-35A Lightning II. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses the continued effort to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghan civilians to the UK after the August 31 deadline

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Microsoft Flight Simulator - Sim Update VI Released

Asobo has released Sim Update VI for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform such as improved stability and performance.

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UK defence exports dependent on aerospace sector

The UK’s reliance on its aerospace industry to secure defence exports has been highlighted in a report by UK Defence and Security Exports which detailed that 91% of combined order or contract value from 2011-2020 came from the sector

Heathrow and Vertical look into eVTOL tie-up

Aerospace and technology company Vertical is collaborating with Heathrow Airport to explore how its VA-X4 eVTOL could operate from the hub

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