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Flashback to 1963 – HS748 Sales Demo Tours

A report on two intense sales tours Hawker Siddeley sent its 748 Series 2 demonstrator, as described in the August 15, 1963 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’

Historic aviation quiz: 1940s RAF slang

Do you know your 'Popsies' from your 'Prunes'? Have a bash at this week's RAF vernacular quiz

RAF Typhoons head to Oman for live fire exercise

Earlier this week RAF Typhoon FGR4s arrived at Thumrait Air Base in Dhofar Governorate, Oman, for the annual bilateral exercise Magic Carpet 21 with the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)

Thrustmaster Officially Unveils the TCA Boeing Edition Range

Thrustmaster has unveiled its new officially licensed TCA Boeing Edition range of flight controllers.

Mosquito makes first engine runs in over half a century 

De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI TE910 (NZ2336), part of the collection assembled by the late John Smith in New Zealand, fired up its two engines for the first time in 52 years on November 8. 

Airbus demonstrates formation flying

Airbus has performed the first long-haul demonstration of formation flight in general air traffic (GAT) regulated transatlantic airspace with two A350 aircraft

New P2B contract win for IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries' Aviation Group is to convert ten B737-800 passenger aircraft to cargo configuration for World Star Aviation

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How the air cargo industry is responding to the rise in e-commerce

James Wyatt, general manager of specialist aviation consultancy aeroconcept, offers his informed assessment of the rise of online retailing for air cargo operators

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AirForces Monthly December 2021

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Romania continues IAR-330L sustainment ahead of post-2030 replacement

Romania will operate its IAR-330L helicopters into the 2030s before considering a replacement of the type, as the Ministry of Defence awards a contract to IAR Brasov for sustainment services as part of an ongoing maintenance programme

100% SAF flight first for Airbus Helicopters

An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines

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Talking the talk: RAF lingo of WW2

Join us as we attempt to ‘spill the beans’ on the seemingly impenetrable world of RAF slang. What a ‘wizard’ idea…

Saudi Arabia seeks AMRAAM top-up

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Saudi Arabia for an estimated cost of $650m

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 25

In Episode 25 of the Air Warrior Podcast we are in conversation with US red air provider Airborne Tactical Advantage Company on the company’s operations, assets, and future opportunities in the combat training market.

Electra 10-A Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Electra 10-A for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released.

Athens for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

FlyTampa has announced LGAV Athens International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on OrbxDirect.

Vietjet and Airbus ink deal

Vietjet and Airbus have signed a strategic agreement on the delivery timeline for 119 aircraft of the airline’s existing order backlog

Private charter move for Gulf Air

Gulf Air has marked the launch of private charter services which will enable its global clientele to book direct charter flights with personalised itineraries

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Aviation News December 2021

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Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021

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Embraer unveils Energia family of FOUR new aircraft concepts

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has announced a family of concept aircraft which it hopes will help the aviation industry achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Designer Tupolev’s first-hand insights into supersonic Tu-144

In an article published in the Aeroflot magazine ‘Grazhdanskaya Aviatsiya’ famous aircraft designer, A N Tupolev detailed the aeronautical engineering knowledge which led to the design adopted for the Tu-144 supersonic airliner.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 68

Welcome to the 68th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK to boost capacity of Texan T1 fleet with extra aircraft

Affinity Flying Training Services has received a contract – worth approximately £65m – from the UK Ministry of Defence for the operation of four additional Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs under the UK Military Flying Training System programme

Skiathos for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now


Orbx has released LGSK Skiathos International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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