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RAF declares IOC on Poseidon MRA1
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has formally declared that its Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet has achieved initial operating capability (IOC).
First production-representative MQ-9B rolled out
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has rolled out and flown the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned combat air system (UCAV).
Israel hosts US F-35s in first joint training exercise
Israeli Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir fighters and US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Lightning IIs have taken part in exercise Enduring Lightning – the first joint training exercise dedicated to the fighter to be held by Israel.
“Ugly Angels” declared fully operational on MV-22B
The US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362 (VMM-362) ‘Ugly Angels’ has been declared fully operational capable and is now ready to support operations as part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW).
Russian Su-25SM3s crews employ ‘Solt-25’
Sukhoi Su-25SM3 ground attack aircraft crews, belonging to Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS-RF) units in the Kuban region in the Southern Military District, have trained using a new sighting and navigation system, known as ‘Solt-25’.
No call leads to close call for departing 737
A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 rotated 400ft from the end of Gatwick’s runway after the automatic call for V1 did not occur, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has learned.
Quashing the myths of air travel in the COVID-19 era
With coronavirus still prevalent around the world, many former fliers are anxious about returning to airline travel, fearful they could catch the killer bug. Tom Batchelor quashes the myths and explores what innovations are out there to help restore confidence to passengers
How Emirates is bouncing back from a tricky 2020
Airliner World editor, Gordon Smith catches up with Richard Jewsbury, divisional vice president UK at Emirates, to ask how the Dubai-based carrier is bouncing back from a tricky 2020
Historic Aviation Adverts from Another Era
Some eye-catching adverts from decades past that appeared in The Aeroplane magazine
FLYING LEGENDS CANCELLED
The Flying Legends Air show, due to take place between 10-11th July, has been cancelled
Insights into the World’s Biggest Helicopter
Bill Gunston cast an expert eye over the massive Mil Mi-12 ‘Homer’ helicopter in the February 1976 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Here’s what he wrote…
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