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Military

Ivory Coast takes delivery of two Mi-8Ps

The Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has taken delivery of a pair of second-hand Mil Mi-8P Hip medium-lift transport helicopters.

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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?

The Sukhoi Su-57 ‘Felon’ was originally conceived in an effort to compete against the Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Known as the PAK-FA, its development has progressed at a relatively slow pace — but has it matured as a force to be reckoned with?

FLRAA: Modernising the Army

As part of the US Army’s large-scale recapitalisation of its aviation assets, it’s preparing to choose its next-generation medium-lift helicopter under the FLRAA programme, as Khalem Chapman reports.

AC-130Ws demonstrate ASuW role in the Middle East

In a first-of-its-kind joint exercise with the US Navy, Lockheed AC-130W Stinger IIs from the US Air Force have practiced supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, demonstrating the type’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role.

Black Sea Fleet naval pilots begin Ka-31R flight training

The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet has started training crews to fly its new Kamov Ka-31R airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopter.

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Commercial

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The ‘other’ low-cost airlines

Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s

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The Brandenburg wait

Berlin’s brand new, multi-billion-euro Brandenburg airport is finally handling flights, but seemingly endless setbacks threatened the entire plan. Chris Croot examines the complex story of a project that ran nearly a decade late and €5bn over budget

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No time Toulouse: The rapid rise of Airbus

Half a century since the Airbus consortium was founded in December...

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Historic

Inside the Vulcan’s bomb bay

Watch as Taff Stone, Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, discusses the deadly weaponry that XH558 could be equipped with...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Nicknamed ‘The Flying Pencil’, the Bristol 188 performed its maiden flight on April 14, 1962. Here are five stunning photos of it from our archive

Bumper Vulcan Quiz

You might think you know everything there is to know about the Avro Vulcan, but we've put together the ultimate quiz to find out just how much you really know...

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Flight Simulation

Flight simulator: welcome to a new era

After months of discussion, Orbx has announced its first venture...

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DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX

Air Combat: Part 1 TUTORIAL “After two steep circling...

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! ...

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