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Sea Harrier FRS.1 to FA.2: A Capability Odyssey

Paul Stone, a former commanding officer of both 800 and 801 Naval...

UK orders first three Protector RG1s

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build its first three Protector RG1 unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) for the Royal Air Force.

Lockheed Model 18 for X-Plane

Aircraft developer, oliXsim has released the Lockheed Lodestar Model 18 for X-Plane 11.

Cockpits Through the Ages

The design of a cockpit has changed dramatically over the years. As technology has improved, dials with needles have been replaced with an increasing amount of glass. Take a look at this selection of photos which really show the leaps that have been made.

The Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird

So secretive that it was classified for the first 10 years of its existence, Lockheed Martin’s iconic aircraft could cruise on the edge of space and outpace incoming missiles. Even now, over 20 years after being retired from service, no aircraft has ever flown higher or faster.

How Old Are the World's Airlines?

Here's how long some of the best-known airlines have been around - and there are few surprises.

USAF orders first F-15EX batch in $1.2bn deal

Boeing has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) for its first lot of eight F-15EX multi-role fighters, in a deal worth roughly US$1.2bn.

How to Start an Airline

For those passionate about aviation, running an airline could be the perfect career choice. The only problem is that few businesses have as many variables and challenges as airlines, so starting one is incredibly difficult and making it profitable in the long run, is much harder.

Italian Predator Bs pass flight milestone in Kuwait

Italian Air Force MQ-9A Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS), currently deployed at the Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait, have passed 10,000 flight hours in support of military operations in the region.

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The EAA's AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this summer, with expectations of more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world across show days.