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Poland opts for AH-64E to replace Hind gunships

Poland announced it had selected the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter to replace the Polish Land Forces’ ageing fleet of Soviet-era Mil Mi-24D/W Hind-D/E gunships on September 8

Interim report released on loss of F-35B on HMS Queen Elizabeth

An interim report into the loss of UK F-35B Lightning II ZM152 ‘018’ on HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on November 17, 2021, was published by the UK Ministry of Defence on September 8

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Two more Kazakh L-39Cs fly again from Aero

Two of ten Kazakhstan Air Defence Force (KADF) L-39C Albatrosses that have been going through overhaul and upgrade at Aero Vodochody since mid-2020, were seen flying from the company's facility near Prague, Czech Republic, on September 7

Indian government gives go-ahead for Tejas Mk 2

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security gave approval at a meeting on September 1 for design and development of the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tejas Mk 2 4.5-generation, medium-weight supersonic fighter

Boeing advances manned-unmanned teaming with MQ-25 Stingray

Boeing announced on September 6 that it has digitally demonstrated a new open autonomy architecture for the MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based aerial refuelling UAV that will allow the US Navy to increase mission effectiveness by integrating MUM-T capability at speed and scale

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Battle of Britain's forgotten 'Few': Hurricane R4118 pilot 'Jock' Muirhead

One of three pilots to score air-to-air victories in Hawker Hurricane I R4118 during the Battle of Britain, Flt Lt Ian ‘Jock’ Muirhead was tragically shot down and killed just three weeks after his own success

Aero Legends’ Spitfire salutes The Queen

Aero Legends has modified the nose-art on Supermarine Spitfire T.IX NH341 to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

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Historic Lockheed Electra gifted to Canadian museum

Marking its 85th anniversary, Air Canada has donated Lockheed L-10A Electra CF-TCC to Winnipeg's Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.

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Commercial

ANA reveals crazy new Demon Slayer 777 livery

Key Aero has a sneak peak of the latest All Nippon Airways (ANA) special livery. The design is the third in a series of unusual artworks featuring imagery and characters from the Demon Slayer anime programmes.

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IN PICTURES: Emirates' fleet through the ages

While Emirates is known today for its all-widebody roster of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, this wasn’t always the case. We delve into the archives to celebrate some of the now-retired models which helped shape the Dubai-based carrier.

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Sitting down with Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark

As Emirates president Sir Tim Clark prepares to retire from his full-time role, he sits down with Andreas Spaeth to reflect on a fascinating 50 years in the airline business.

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Flight Simulation

PMDG releases 737-800 for MSFS

PMDG has finally released its highly anticipated Boeing 737-800 for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS).

Cessna U206G Stationair for X-Plane incoming

Thranda Design has announced the next aircraft in the Dynamic Generation Series, the Cessna U206G Stationair for X-Plane 11 is in development.

GSX Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

FSDreamTeam has released a new version of GSX Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding realistic ground services such as pushback, catering, refuelling, baggage loading and marshalling.

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