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Military

UK MOD claims Russia has been using Su-57 in Ukraine conflict

The UK Ministry of Defence has claimed that the Russian Aerospace Forces have “almost certainly” been using fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 multi-role fighters in combat missions against Ukraine for at least seven months

USAF pushes forward with RC-26B Condor retirement plan

Having served as an integral part of US ANG counter-narcotics operations for the last 30 years, the USAF is now moving to accelerate the retirement of its 11-strong fleet of RC-26B Condor reconnaissance aircraft – a type the service has been pushing to divest in recent years

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Why France chose the Archangel after retiring the C-160G Gabriel

When France retired its Gabriel intelligence aircraft the search began for a replacement. Thomas Withington reveals how it was decided to switch to the Dassault Falcon 8X Archangel

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What are loitering aerial munitions?

Amid the many concepts that have changed the skies over the battlefield, loitering munitions have played a significant role. Peter Felstead charts their history and assesses the latest developments in aerial warfare

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Mil Mi-24 and Mi-35 Hind family reviewed

Known as the world’s most numerous attack helicopter, the Mi-24/35 Hind is still in production in Russia, with a series of upgrades and continuing interest from operators. Alexander Mladenov reports

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Commercial

Airbus reveals deliveries and orders for 2022

Airbus has released details showing that in 2022 it delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers, which is 8% more than in the previous year.

Air India to launch four routes from Gatwick

Air India is to start serving Gatwick Airport from March 26 this year operating 12 flights a week to four destinations using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

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Final Boeing 747 livery revealed as jet emerges from paint shop

The last ever Boeing 747 to be built has just been painted and was noted departing Portland International Airport in Oregon on January 10.

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Historic

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Aeroplane meets… Doug Rozendaal

It’s not just flying different aircraft that means a lot to this top US warbird pilot, but the people involved, too

WIN! A flight in a Hurricane

To celebrate FlyPast's 500th issue, our friends at hurricaneheritage.com are offering FlyPast readers the chance to win a flight in a Hawker Hurricane!

Restored Buchón rolled out in Germany

MeierMotors has completed restoration work on Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchón Wk Nr.187 'Yellow 12' at its busy facility in Bremgarten

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Flight Simulation

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Hype Performance Group’s H145 helicopter review

Newcomer Hype Performance Group has set the flight simulation rotary world alight with its Airbus H145 helicopter. Following its early access versions, now it is available as a fully functioning product.

McCall Municipal Airport released

Orbx has announced KMYL McCall Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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FSWeekend - the primary Dutch flight sim show

After a three-year hiatus, one of the more popular flight simulation events in Europe has returned. Our roving reporter, Jessica Bannister-Pearce, travelled to the Netherlands to find out more.

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.