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Military

CH-47 engine integration programme progresses

Boeing, GE Aviation, and the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) have further demonstrated the T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine’s performance on the CH-47 Chinook, following another successful ground test.

US approves sale of AH-64E or AH-1Z to the Philippines

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Bell AH-1Z Viper and six Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Philippines.

France receives third modernised Atlantique 2

Dassault Aviation has delivered the third Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA, France’s defence procurement agency), following its modernisation to Standard 6.

UAC delivers modernised Tu-160s to Russia

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has returned a pair of recently upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M1 Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic missile carriers to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Chinese Y-20A delivers aid in first overseas mission

A Xi’an Aircraft Industry Group Y-20A, belonging to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has delivered medical supplies to Pakistan, marking the type’s first operational overseas mission.

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A view to thrill: glaciers galore!

A scenic flight amid spectacular scenery is an adventure in itself – add a landing on an active glacier into the mix and you've the ultimate aviation adrenaline rush. Andreas Rohde travels to Alaska to join Talkeetna Air Taxi in the Arctic wonderland of Denali National Park

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Vaccines: A shot in the arm for airlines?

Vaccines are like buses; you wait twelve months then three come along all at once. However, with a potential 7.6bn people queuing up for a jab, commercial aviation is facing the single biggest logistical undertaking in its history as Tom Batchelor discovers in the first of a special two-part insight

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Return of the MAX - onboard a special 737 MAX flight

It has taken 20 challenging months for the 737 MAX to be recertificated, but it will take Boeing far longer to repair its broken trust. Chris Sloan steps on board a special 737 MAX flight – the first in the US since March 2019 – to examine whether the manufacturer has turned a corner

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Historic

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RAAF celebrates 100th birthday

With New South Wales having lifted Covid restrictions, warbird celebrations could thankfully resume!

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Mustang added to Flying Bulls fleet

Austria’s Flying Bulls collection acquired North American P-51D...

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Aquiline success

Moments in Timedetails the combat that resulted in the first...

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Flight Simulation

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Controls for military sims

COMMS Dear PC Pilot This is a plea for help, for which...

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL

RAZBAM has announced that its DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL is now available as an open beta.

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