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RAF’s VIP Voyager resumes tanker operations

The RAF’s recently unveiled, special schemed Voyager KC2 – which will represent the UK in a VIP transport role – returned to its primary role in providing air-to-air refuelling (AAR) operations on June 26.

Netherlands to receive two more F-35As next month

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will take delivery of another two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters next month.

Virgin Australia Finds a Buyer

US private equity firm Bain Capital has won the bid to buy Virgin Australia after the airline fell into administration in April, due in part to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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Why Boris Johnson’s Jet Cost £900,000 to Paint

Yesterday, the aircraft that is used to transport the UK prime minister and other government officials was rolled out of the paint shop and revealed to the world for the first time. But how are aircraft painted and why did it cost £900,000?

RAF unveils new scheme for VIP Voyager

The RAF has rolled out a specially painted Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 multi-role tanker/transport for special use as a VIP transport for senior UK government officials and members of the Royal Family.

Hannover Upgraded

JustSim has announced Hannover Airport EDDV Prepar3D v5 is released.

What Passenger to Cargo Converted Aircraft Look Like Now

As the Coronavirus swept across the world and airlines grounded jets, the belly-freight capacity passenger these aircraft provide vanished. To solve this, operators and manufacturers stepped in to come up ways of removing the seats and attaching freight to the floor. We've put together three examples of what it looks like both before and after the transition has been made.

Global Military Aviation: Facts and Figures

The world's military aviation might is staggering! It is a vast, ever-changing domain that boasts a variety of facts and figures on a global and national scale.

X-Plane Touches Down in the Isle of Man

Boundless Simulations has announced Isle of Man (EGNS) Ronaldsway Airport is now available for X-Plane 11.

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The Coronavirus Cargo Conundrum

As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes speaks to Airbus about how they helped to solve this problem.

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