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Kyrgyz Air Force Mi-8MT crashes near Kichi-Alai

A Mil Mi-8MT belonging to the Kyrgyz Air Force crashed near Kichi-Alai in the Nookat district of Kyrgyzstan’s Osh region on June 4

CRJ ‘lands’ inside office building

Instead of dashing off to the desert, the regional jet has found an unusual final resting place

Ebbing ANGB selected to host FMS F-35 training centre

The Department of the Air Force has selected Ebbing ANGB in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as the preferred location for establishing an F-35 Lightning II training centre for Foreign Military Sales participants

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines - US edition

The list of defunct airlines is extremely long, but how well do you know extinct United States-based operators? This week's quiz is dedicated entirely to carriers that didn't stand the test of time

US approves Australian AH-64E purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment to the Australian government

Boeing reveals ecoDemonstrator programme plans

Now in its tenth year, the five-month initiative aims to advance the progression of promising technologies by taking them out of the lab and into the sky

Midlands Air Festival: Live Updates!

Get live updates from Midlands Air Festival as we bring you exclusive content, interviews and news!

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RAF Fighter Pilot Training in 1941

A fascinating insight into how the RAF was training its new fighter pilots for the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Denmark orders electric aircraft for training role

Denmark has become the first country in the world to procure an electric aircraft for operational use within its armed forces

Freeware Landmarks Taipei Xinyi District Released

Orbx, in partnership with NVIDIA, has released the Taipei Xinyi District Freeware pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Brazil green lights tanker transport acquisition

Brazil’s Ministry of Defence has approved the purchase of two multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft, which will supplement the Brazilian Air Force’s existing air-to-air refuelling fleet

FlyPast Podcast Episode 24

This week, the entire FlyPast team chat through some of their personal favourite aircraft. There are some well known favourites, and some slightly more left-field answers...

Veteran airline captain recounts best battles with ATC

While air traffic control is generally there to help, in certain situations – for Captain James McBride at least – it has been a battle to get them to do just that. In a chat with Key.Aero, he reveals two occasions that put his negotiation skills to the test…

CSG21: RAF F-35Bs take part in Atlantic Trident

RAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs currently embarked on HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) have participated in their first international air exercise as the aircraft carrier continues on its seven-month maiden deployment to the Indo-Pacific region

Historic aviation quiz: AIRSHOW EDITION!

This weekend, we're excited to be going along to the Midlands Air Festival. What better way to celebrate air shows being back in our lives than to quiz you on their histories..?

US Navy to receive two more E-2Ds with upgraded software

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to procure two additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Delta System/Software Configuration Build IV (DSSC-4) developmental test aircraft

BREAKING: United goes supersonic with Overture order

The US carrier’s order is the largest to date for the high-speed jet

Nigeria receives special mission Citation CJ3s, AW109s

Two Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3s, which have been modified for maritime security missions, are ready to enter Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) service as part of the Deep Blue Project

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Sim Update IV released

Asobo Studio has announced Sim Update IV (1.16.2.0) for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MFS) is now available.

Laminar Previews Next Generation X-Plane Lighting Model

Laminar Research has released a preview of the lighting model for X-Plane 11.

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Plane talking: A chat with a Qatar Airways executive

Amid the pandemic, one airline has been bucking the capacity trend. Gordon Smith spoke to Thierry de Bailleul, Qatar Airways’ VP of sales for Europe, about the carrier’s bold approach

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CEDARJET GOES TO WAR

Within a decade, civil war had transformed Lebanon from being ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ to one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Yet the nation’s flag carrier, Middle East Airlines, flew on undeterred, as Charles Kennedy details

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The ‘swift bird’ takes flight

There’s a new kid on the American low-cost block. Chris Sloan meets Andrew Levy, Avelo Airlines’ chairman and CEO, before jumping on board for the first flight

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Travolta's hot rod heads home

Once John Travolta’s personal transport, Boeing 707-138B, N707JT, is being readied for a return to Australia. Chris Frame speaks to HARS’ president Bob De La Hunty to learn whether the jet will dash down under like grease lightning or if its arrival in Oz will be a work of (pulp) fiction

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Power progression: The evolution of airliner powerplants

Recent incidents have put the safety of airliner engines into focus but, as expert Professor Pericles Pilidis tells Tom Batchelor, new developments point to a cleaner, greener future

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