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Historic

Fresh livery for preserved Spanish Phantom 

'Titanes Phorever' jet unveiled at Torrejon Air Base

New colours for Australian Hunter

Former Royal Singaporean Air Force (RSAF) Hawker Hunter F.74S 546 was unveiled to the public on October 26, 2022 during a special ceremony at its Hunter Warbirds Aviation Centre home, Scone, New South Wales, Australia, wearing Royal Air Force (RAF) colours following an extensive 100-day restoration.

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Who was pioneering aviator Oscar Garden?

Pioneering aviator Oscar Garden is best remembered for his astonishing 18-day flight in a Gipsy Moth, travelling from London to Australia in 1930. In the years that followed, the New Zealander’s love of flying did not abate. Here his daughter Mary Garden details his flying boat adventures before and during World War Two…

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Lake Windermere's incredible Waterbird

Newly airborne from Lake Windermere this summer, the replica of the unique Waterbird represents a tremendous accomplishment — and a delightful way to recall the achievements of the 1911 original

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How good was the Sopwith Camel in battle?

Sopwith’s most famous fighter earned its reputation in hard fought aerial combats. Andrew Thomas documents the wartime use of the legendary biplane

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Military

Greek fighters train with France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Hellenic Air Force fighters conducted a joint training operation with the French Navy's Task Force 473 escort group, led by France’s flagship aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), from November 23-25

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How US F-35s are protecting NATO aircraft from Russian missile threat over Poland

Almost all NATO aircraft operating over Poland are within range of Russian S-400 battalions stationed in Kaliningrad and Belarus. Babak Taghvaee details how the Green Mountain Boys’ first European deployment with the F-35 was designed to counter this threat

RAF Voyager flies on 100% sustainable fuel

A Worlds first occurred on Wednesday November 16, after a RAF Voyager transport aircraft performed a flight whilst powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), making the RAF one step closer to its Net Zero goal by 2040.

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Commercial

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Face to face with Rolls-Royce's Grazia Vittadini

Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Grazia Vittadini talks to AIR International about her first year in the job

Boeing forecasts “strong demand” for air cargo services over next 20 years

The US manufacturer has released its projections for the air cargo market through to 2041. Find out further here…

More Airbus A330neos for Azul

The Brazilian airline has revealed plans for more next-gen widebodies. Find out here on Key.Aero…

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Flight Simulation

FlightControlReplay v5 out now

FlightControlReplay (FCR) developer, Fabio Merlo has announced FCR version 5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D v5 has been released.

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC ready for shipping

Honeycomb Aeronautical announces global shipping of Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Honeycomb Xbox Hub.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Feature Discovery Series: Gliding

The Microsoft development team has released a new Feature Discovery Series video explaining the process of bringing gliders to the upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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