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Finnair to dismantle A319 at Helsinki Airport

The narrowbody flew for the airline from October 1999 until it was withdrawn from use in September last year

Microsoft Flight Simulator – World Update 3: United Kingdom and Ireland Released

Asobo Studios has released World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding major upgrades and visual enhancements for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Loganair boss on being the UK's largest regional airline

Last March, Loganair assumed the position of Britain’s largest regional carrier. In the third part of our exclusive interview with Jonathan Hinkles, the firm’s chief executive, Key.Aero finds out how the Scottish carrier plans to break the mould created by those who have previously held the title

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AIR International March 2021

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KC-390 undergoes extreme cold weather trials in Alaska

The Brazilian Air Force and Embraer have conducted a series of extreme cold weather tests with the KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport in Fairbanks, Alaska

PA-28R Turbo Arrow in Development

Just Flight has announced it is working on a PA-28R Turbo Arrow III and IV for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Machu Picchu for X-Plane Out Now

Scenery developers, Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have released Machu Picchu, Perù for X-Plane 11.

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What are the busiest air routes in the world this month?

As COVID-19 continues to severely impact the majority of the air travel industry, data from OAG reveals the regional differences in the recovery

PC Pilot Issue 132 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the March/April 2021 issue.

EC-27J JEDI marks 5,000 flight hours during Middle East ops

The Italian Air Force has revealed that its Leonardo EC-27J JEDI (Jamming and Electronic Defence Instrumentation) fleet had flown 5,000 flight hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq

New Italian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from Flightbeam Studios is LIML Milan Linate Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 30

Welcome to the 30th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

FlightControlReplay v4.5 Released

Fabio Merlo has released FlightControlReplay v4.5, adding support for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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

GAF Jindivik being transferred to Newark Air Museum

Despite the Newark Air Museum being closed due to the latest Covid-19 Lockdown and the museum staff being furloughed, work behind the scenes has continued...

Landmarks Singapore City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Orbx Havant Studio and TrueEarth teams have released Singapore Landmarks for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is the latest in their top selling Landmarks and Cityscape series, which includes global locations such as Sydney, London and Paris.

Jordanian F-16 air combat training centre gains US approval

The US State Department has approved Jordan’s request to establish an in-country F-16 Air Combat Training Center, along with the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of related equipment for an estimated cost of US$60m

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

A Polish-born pilot’s World War Two story

This week’s MyPast tells the story of Kajestan Ignatowski, a Polish-born pilot who made his way to Britain in the Second World War

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!

US Navy returns first T-6A to USAF following inspection

The US Navy announced on February 11 that its Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) had completed the first aircraft condition inspection on a USAF-operated Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

Loganair boss on how the airline reacted so fast following Flybe's collapse

Within a matter of hours, the Scottish carrier announced it would be picking up a number of routes to ensure essential connectivity was maintained. Speaking to Key.Aero, Jonathan Hinkles, the chief executive of Loganair explains how the Glasgow-based carrier was able to act with such speed

Uzbekistan receives final refurbished L-39C Albatros

Aero Vodochody has re-delivered the sixth and final refurbished L-39C Albatros jet trainer to the Uzbek Air Force, marking the completion of an overhaul contract that was signed in September 2018

FlyPast Podcast Episode 8

In Episode 8 the team chat to David Duker, founder of the Tally Ho Project, about the Battle of Britain, his afternoon reminiscing with John Hemingway, and how he became friends with Bill Green...

Berlin Tegel memorabilia and equipment goes up for auction

Fancy a snowplough? Well now’s your chance because the operator of Berlin’s airports is selling them

 

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