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Ultimate 787 Updated

QualityWings has released Service Pack 3 (Version 1.3.0) for the Ultimate 787 Collection.

Doha Rolls Out Hi-Tech Helmets and Robots in COVID-19 Battle

Qatar’s Hamad International is implementing the latest technologies in an effort to optimise passenger and employee safety for post-COVID-19 travel. The airport plans to use robots and advanced thermal screening helmets as part of measures being introduced for when flying resumes.

Second loss at Eglin AFB this week, as F-35A crashes

A USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter – belonging to the 58th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Gorillas’ – has crashed upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

Leonardo M-345 gains Italian certification

Italy’s Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s certification authority) has issued initial certification for Leonardo’s M-345 advanced jet training aircraft.

Rolls-Royce to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce has said it will cut at least 9,000 roles from its global workforce of 52,000 in a bid to reduce its cash expenditure amid a drop in demand for its civil aerospace engines and services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

124th Fighter Wing A-10Cs deploy to Southwest Asia

Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS)/ground-attack aircraft – belonging to the Idaho Air National Guard’s (ANG’s) 124th Fighter Wing (FW) – have deployed to Southwest Asia to support combat operations.

Lockheed Martin contracted to produce Indian MH-60Rs

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Lockheed Martin to produce MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Indian Navy and the US Navy.

Bristol for Prepar3D

Scenery developer, Pilot Plus has released EGGD Bristol International Airport for Prepar3D v4 and v5.

EasyJet Hit by Cyber Attack Exposing 9m Customers’ Details

Low-cost carrier, easyJet has revealed that the personal information of nine million customers was accessed in a cyber security incident. Describing the attack as “highly sophisticated”, the company says it took immediate steps to respond as soon as it became aware of the issue.

UK MoD plots Red Arrows move to RAF Waddington

Plans to relocate the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) world-renowned aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, to RAF Waddington – following the closure of its current home, RAF Scampton – have been announced by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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.