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ILA Berlin 2022

After a four-year hiatus, ILA Berlin is back between June 22 and 26. Key.Aero is reporting from the show on the major appearances, orders and developments.

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Exploring New Zealand's Mount Cook Region

We explore NZA’s Mount Cook Region scenery pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator encompasses the area around New Zealand’s tallest and most famous mountain, Mount Cook.

QUIZ: The ultimate Airbus A321XLR quiz!

To celebrate the first test flight of the Airbus A321XLR, don't miss our special quiz dedicated to the pioneering new jet

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The exhilarating experience of aerial dogfighting

If you think dogfighting for pleasure sounds like adrenaline-filled fun, you’d be right. Luke Bimm reveals the skills required are still the same as those used by pilots during World War One

Embraer receives firm P2F E-Jet order

Brazilian-based Embraer has secured a maiden firm contract for its passenger-to-freighter (P2F) E-Jets programme

Externally similar to the Venom 2, except for its inset tailplane and symmetrical radome, the N.F.3 has powered ailerons of increased chord and many other refinements to improve both flying and servicing characteristics. Feature Premium

Behind the scenes of an RAF Venom squadron in 1955

‘The Aeroplane’ visited RAF Waterbeach to see 253 Squadron operating the Venom N.F.2 all-weather fighter and published its report in the December 23, 1955 issue

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B-25 Mitchell heads south for restoration

The rear fuselage and centre section of North American B-25J Mitchell 44-30861, nicknamed the Bedsheet Bomber, was transported by road to the Wings Aviation Museum near Balcombe, West Sussex, on May 3 to continue a thorough refurbishment.

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ILA Berlin 2022: More P-8A Poseidons for Germany?

After the German government signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in September 2021 – three months after formally accepting a letter of offer – there is now growing speculation that the order could be topped up with a further seven aircraft

20th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship

Virtual World Aerobatic Championship 2022 Off-line aerobatic competition announced.

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“I thought we were gone”: American A321 crew left shaken after wing strike

Newly released cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcripts have revealed the shock and confusion expressed by an American Airlines Airbus A321 crew involved in a 2019 wing strike incident.

Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Just Flight has announced Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Luftwaffe receives first Airbus A321LR

Lufthansa Technik AG handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR (Long Range) strategic troop transports to the Luftwaffe at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23

Historic Aviation Quiz - test your knowledge!

This week's quiz will test you even more on your historic aviation knowledge!

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Doha debrief from IATA's Annual General Meeting

Labour shortages don’t seem to worry the International Air Transport Association (IATA), but some airlines see a looming problem, reports Richard Schuurman from the IATA AGM in Doha

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ILA Berlin 2022: Boeing seeks to define German CH-47F requirements

Boeing is working with its suppliers to define the requirements of the German government, after the latter revealed on June 1 that it had selected the CH-47F Chinook to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing fleet of CH-53GA/GS Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany’s second C-130J to be delivered this weekend

The second Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport for the Luftwaffe is set to be delivered to the joint Franco-German airlift unit at Évreux-Fauville Air Base, northern France, this weekend (June 25-26)

VIDEO: Irish Air Corps PC-9Ms conduct live-fire exercise

Once a year, the Flight Training School (FTS) of the Irish Air Corps (IAC) carries out a live fire exercise with its Pilatus PC-9Ms. Take a look at some behind the scenes cockpit action

ILA Berlin 2022: Spain orders 20 Eurofighters under Project Halcón

Airbus Defence and Space announced at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23 that the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has signed a landmark contract for the acquisition of 20 latest generation Eurofighter jets

CONFIRMED: Norwegian inks mega MAX deal

Norwegian has confirmed that all the conditions have been met for its blockbuster deal for 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

Piper Cherokee 235 / Charger for X-Plane Released

Aircraft developer AeroSphere has released the Piper Cherokee 235 and Piper Charger for X-Plane 11.

First Italian F-35A lands at Ghedi Air Base

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined for the Italian Air Force's 6º Stormo (6th Wing) 'Diavoli Rossi (Red Devils)' landed at Ghedi Air Base in Northern Italy on June 16

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ILA Berlin 2022: Lockheed Martin drops F-16 Block 70/72 from Czech fighter race

As the Czech Air Force continues to weigh up its plans to potentially replace its 14-strong Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighter fleet, Lockheed Martin has revealed that it has decided to drop its F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon proposal to instead prioritise its F-35A Lightning II offering

PC Pilot - Issue 140 Downloads

Downloadable content for the July/August 2022 issue of PC Pilot.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display

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The remarkable place where Rolls-Royce developed the mighty Merlin

In the first of a two-part feature, heritage photographer and curator Nigel Gibson describes the early days of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, its vital relationship with Rolls-Royce and the role of his grandfather, Ted Gibson

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iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3

In this article, we complete the FMC work by adding our route and sorting out the V-speeds.

 

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