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Aircraft Report: Eurofighter Typhoon
Its development began in 1983 and it now has a supply chain employing over 100,000 people: Key.Aero analyses the Eurofighter Typhoon, an ultra-sophisticated, multirole fighter
Boeing partner with MHI on Japanese F-15J upgrades
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Boeing recently signed a direct commercial sale agreement to support upgrades to Japan’s F-15J multi-role fighter fleet.
NATO receives fourth Phoenix
The fourth RQ-4D Phoenix unmanned aerial system (UAS) was delivered to NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Force at Sigonella air base, Italy, on July 26.
First Rafales reach India
Five Indian Air Force (IAF) Dassault Rafales took off from the company’s Mérignac Airport facility on July 27 to ferry the fighters to Ambala Air Force Station (AFS) in northern India.
The world’s top attack helicopters
With air-to-air missiles, the latest stealth technology and even an ‘electronic warfare system’, these military helicopters are the most advanced on earth.
What the Brexit deal means for the aviation industry
Keith Nuthall wades through the 1,200-page Brexit deal to help establish what the divorce papers mean for the aviation industry
Eastern Bloc Party: Part one
More than 30 years on from the collapse of the USSR, Keith Otto peers over Berlin Walls and through Iron Curtains for a look back at the airlines of the Eastern Bloc in this two-part feature
Air safety: Captain ‘ignored landing gear warnings’
A Kalitta Charters II Boeing 727-200(F) landed at Tuscaloosa National Airport with its nose gear retracted after its captain continued with his approach despite automated alerts, the US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has found.
Fw189 needs new project custodian
The Restoration Hangar has been home to a secret project for the past few years… and now the project needs a new custodian
Revealing report from on-board the USSR’s first jetliner
Read an account from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane aboard a CSA Tupolev Tu-104A
Historic Aviation Quiz
On 28 July 1914, World War I began. Today's historic aviation quiz tests your knowledge of early WWI aviation
Richard Benedikz travelled to Spain to discover how flight simulators are being used to improve safety in firefighting
Back to Basics: Stage 1 - Lesson 11
Getting through the checkride
Flight1's B200 King Air v2
Is Flight1’s B200 the king of the air?