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First six Spanish PC-21s in flight testing

Pilatus is continuing to make progress with the Spanish Air Force's PC-21 acquisition programme, which will ultimately replace the service’s 61-strong fleet of aged CASA C-101EB Aviojet jet trainers

Why Lufthansa is reactivating five A340-600s

The pandemic has been tough on the type as airlines ditched it in favour of more fuel-efficient twinjets. But Lufthansa has decided to resurrect the quadjet and here’s why…

SWISS unveils premium economy class cabin

The new seating option is set to be available later this year, with enhanced comfort and privacy features

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Jordanian C295Ms in storage at Seville

Both of the CASA (now Airbus) C295Ms previously operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s 3 Squadron have appeared in open store outside the Airbus Defence and Space facility at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain

Colombia receives first two T-6C Texan IIs

The Colombian Air Force has taken delivery of its first two Beechcraft T-6C Texan II single-engine turboprop training aircraft

WATCH: What’s happening with the RAF Museum’s Vickers Wellington?

After 11 years in the Conservation Centre at Cosford, the end could finally be in sight – as Darren Priday explains…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 49

Welcome to the 49th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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IN-DEPTH: Exercise Skyros 2021 and Greece's Rafale purchase

The Hellenic Air Force is preparing for the arrival of its first Dassault Rafale DG/EG multi-role fighters, as we reveal

New Grand Caravans join Paraguayan Air Force

A further two brand-new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX light transport aircraft have entered service with the Paraguayan Air Force

Nine more CH-53Ks ordered for USMC

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has been awarded a contract to build nine more CH-53K King Stallion in a deal which also includes a contract option for a further nine of these heavy-lift transport helicopters

Quiz: How well do you know your airline identifiers?

This week we're testing how well you know your airline identifiers! Let us know what score you get!

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Aeroplane August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

WATCH: Pilot interviews from 2021 Battle of Britain Airshow

We speak to Spitfire pilot Antony Parkinson, and John Romain and Martin Overall from the Aircraft Restoration Company, as the 2021 Battle of Britain airshow kicks off!

Landmarks Dubai City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced Dubai City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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ANALYSIS: A look at the Afghan Air Force's aircraft inventory

While the future of Afghanistan may emerge from negotiations shaped by regional powers, its air force may be called upon to defend the nation, as we report

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USAF receives 46th KC-46A

The USAF’s 77th Air Refueling Squadron ‘Totin Tigers’ – a component of the 916th Air Refueling Wing – has received its seventh Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, marking the 46th example of the tanker to be delivered to the air arm

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The most successful aircraft of the Korean War

On June 25 1950, the Korean War began – a conflict renowned for the sheer volume of aircraft involved on both sides. Here are some of the most significant aeroplanes from the campaign

US green lights F-16 sale to the Philippines

US State Department approval has been given for a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippine government of Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$2.43bn

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Super Tucanos delivered to Turkmenistan

While no order has been officially announced, deliveries of new Embraer A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Turkmenistan Air Force have recently begun

FlyPast Podcast Episode 27

For this podcast we're joined by Nick Taylor, better known as wartime_images on Instagram and he's a WW2 traveller and collector and volunteer at the former Lancaster airfield, RAF Metheringham...

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HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’ Part 1

HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’There are now few veterans of...

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The plan to kill Hitler by DH.88 Comet

It’s an unlikely killing machine, the elegant, distinctively un-warlike de Havilland DH88 Comet racer G-ACSS — but, in the late 1930s, it was at the centre of a plan to assassinate Hitler. How feasible was it, and who was behind the secretive plot?

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Aeroplane meets Francis Donaldson

Light aviation has been the life of this highly skilled engineer and pilot — not least a wide variety of outstanding vintage aeroplanes

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THE XF-11 AFFAIR

It was the aircraft that nearly did it for Howard Hughes, and it was embroiled in a corruption scandal, but does his XF-11 deserve a better reputation?

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How UK start-up flypop plans to make low-cost long-haul work

Despite the turmoil of the pandemic, 2021 is shaping up to be one for starting an airline. Key.Aero sits down with (Nino) Navdip Singh Judge, the founder and chief executive of flypop to find out his strategy for success in the notoriously difficult budget transcontinental market

 

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