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F-22 Raptor crashes near Eglin AFB
A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor, operated by the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Hornets’ – a part of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) – crashed near Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, on May 15.
US approves Egyptian AH-64E refurbishment package
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a refurbishment package to Egypt that will upgrade its current fleet of 43 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to AH-64E standard.
First Ansat for Russia’s Emergency Ministry
Russian Helicopters has delivered the first Ansat helicopter for the Russian ministry for emergencies (EMERCOM) at its North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center located on Kasimovo Airfield.
StandardAero awarded T-38C engine MRO contract
The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted StandardAero to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the GE Aviation J85 turbojets employed by its fleet of T-38C Talon jet trainer aircraft.
Greece to lease Heron UAVs from Israel
Representatives from Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Greek Ministry of National Defence have signed an agreement to lease a number of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Greece.
FAA reveals stricter unruly passenger policy
After a string of recent incidents, the agency has decided to strengthen its response to troublesome travellers
The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318
On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today
Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.
VIDEO: F-4 Phantom pilot insights
Before moving to the SR-71 Blackbird, Colonel Richard Graham (ret’d) flew another famous aircraft type – the F-4.
Passing of Kenneth Mayhew, 104
Mayhew was one of the last known 1/Suffolk Officers to land on D-Day
Read one of the first ever Concorde flight reports
This is how the legendary Bill Gunston described his 3.5-hr flight from London to Tehran in Concorde G-BBDG back in 1976
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.
Just flight’s de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
A flying Otter… whatever next!