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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal March 2021

FlyPast Podcast Episode 7

In Episode 7, we chat to Geremy Britton and Sarah Thorpe - a couple who've just spent eight years restoring one of only two Nimrod simulators ever made...

Eastern Airways relaunches Birmingham-Gibraltar link

The operator ended a four-year hiatus and aims to capture both leisure and business traffic

Korean Air produced $200m profit in 2020. Here’s how they did it...

The carrier’s operating profit fell by only 17% while gross sales reduced by more than 40%

NAVAIR launches major CV-22B nacelle redesign effort

Bell Boeing has received a US$81m contract to design and install nacelle modification kits and conversion area harnesses on US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fleet of CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

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Artificial Intelligence: Flying is the Robot's Job

Key.Aero explores the US military's growing focus on using artificial intelligence to cover the role of flying combat aircraft, while pilots become mission managers

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Xian H-6N: China's Carrier-Killing Bomber

New evidence suggests that China has dramatically extended the range of its anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) weapon system with the H-6N, which has the potential to threaten strategic US bases and aircraft carriers

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Looking ahead at RAF Mildenhall's now-secure future

Following the USAF's decision to remain at RAF Mildenhall for the foreseeable future, we examine what lies in store for the British base going forward

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An-124: Russia's Giant Awakens

We explore the colossal Antonov An-124, which is one of the Russian military's highest-value air assets, with life extensions in place that intend to keep it active until the 2040s

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A-7 Corsair II: The Swashbuckling SLUF

What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.

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Aeroplane March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Greek F-16s: A New Golden Age

Having emerged from a decade of economic difficulties, Greece is now spending billions to modernize and upgrade the Hellenic Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet, as Key.Aero explores

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US releases hard-hitting military mishap report

A US military-aviation safety report blames increased mishap rates on forces being undertrained, overworked and inconsistently funded, as Key.Aero investigates

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Why Russia's airlift and helicopter fleets are struggling

The severing of co-operation between Russia and Ukraine, following the former’s 2014 annexation of Crimea is having serious repercussions on Russian airlifters and military helicopters

Boeing could move its Chicago HQ... but where to?

This year marks the 20th anniversary since Boeing transferred its corporate headquarters from Seattle. Key.Aero speaks to Isaac Alexander, a freelance aerospace journalist who’s covered the US giant for more than a decade, to find out about the company’s move to Illinois - and where they could go next

Vulcan legend Dr Robert Pleming passes away

As leader of the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, Pleming was at the heart of the iconic aircraft’s return to the skies in 2007

HAL receives Indian Air Force Tejas LCA contract

Hindustan Aeronautics has been awarded an INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) contract by the Indian government to manufacture and deliver 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

UK welcomes fifth Poseidon MRA1 at RAF Lossiemouth

The Royal Air Force has now received five of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft following the arrival of the fifth example at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on February 2

Historic Aviation Quiz

Woohoo! Welcome to this week's Historic Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your historic aircraft? Test your skills here!

Boeing's new F-15EX fighter completes first flight

Boeing’s new F-15EX multi-role fighter took to the skies for its highly-anticipated maiden flight on February 2 – ahead of the planned delivery of the first two aircraft to the USAF later this quarter

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Flight of the Albatros

We take a look at the Uzbekistan Air Force's L-39C Albatros aircraft after the fleet finally completed a crucial overhaul last summer

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A century of air forces

In this first instalment, we look into the 100-year-old stories of two of the world’s most war-involved air forces…

Lufthansa completes its longest ever flight

The record-breaking service involved significant planning and preparation

Philippine Air Force receives additional C-130H

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has welcomed an additional Lockheed C-130H Hercules to its fleet, after the tactical transport arrived at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 29

CAPTAIN SIR TOM MOORE, 1920-2021

War veteran, incredible fund-raiser and all-round hero passes away at the age of 100

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