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Ever Wondered What a Q400 Would Look Like as a Freighter?

Indian low-cost airline, SpiceJet has converted three of its Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters. The turboprops, which usually have space for 78 passengers in a single-class configuration, had their seats removed and now each have a cargo capacity of 8.5 tons.

Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production

US aerospace manufacturer Boeing has restarted production of its 737 MAX at its Renton facility in Washington after halting construction in January following two fatal crashes involving the jet in the previous 14 months.

Saab announces Erieye AEW&C order

An unnamed customer has placed an order for a number of Saab 2000 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the Swedish defence company has disclosed.

The Mighty Eighth Returns

Microprose has announced it is working on a brand new The Mighty Eight title for Virtual Reality.

Introducing Fresno - the gateway to Yosemite’s national parks

Orbx has revealed KFAT Fresno Yosemite International Airport for X-Plane 11 is due to release imminently.

X-Plane Touches Down in Rhodes

Flight Sim Development Group (FSDG) has released Rhodes XP for X-Plane 11.

Wildcat HMA2 test-fires Martlet missiles

A Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat HMA2 – belonging to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) – has successfully test-fired Thales’ Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) for the first time.

BAE Systems to provide LAIRCM for US KC-130Js

The US Navy has contracted BAE Systems to install, integrate and test the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system on its Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules tanker/transports.

US to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

The Trump administration has officially determined that the US will withdraw its involvement in the Open Skies Treaty in six months, citing alleged Russian violations of the agreement as the reason behind the move.

Air New Zealand Extends Network Reductions

Air New Zealand is extending its “minimal international operations” period through to August 31 in response to government travel restrictions and low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming Events

Anderson Regional Airshow - CANCELLED

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Anderson, United States

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled to limit to spread of COVID-19.

Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend 2020

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Reading, United States

An event which sees the gathering of historic aircraft, mainly warbirds, at Reading Regional Airport, Pennsylvania, returns on this years airshow calendar.

California International Airshow 2020

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Salinas, United States

With aims to continue benefiting local charities, the California International Airshow is set to return in 2020 for its 38th annual show.

Scott AFB Airshow 2020

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Scott Air Force Base, United States

The Scott AFB Airshow is returning this year, giving visitors an insight into the work done by the US Air Force.