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Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

The NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) has contracted Safran Helicopter Engines to support 276 Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft engines, the powerplant of Germany and Norway’s NH90 fleets.

Was the world’s largest tank battle won in the air?

The Battle of Kursk involved over 6000 tanks. But high above them, writes Josie May, the tussle for air superiority played a critical role in the outcome.

SNC hands over first AbMN-modified MC-130J to AFSOC

The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has taken delivery of its first MC-130J Commando II, equipped with the Airborne Mission Networking (AbMN) secure communications suite.

Boeing delivers 2,500th AH-64 Apache

A major milestone has been passed in the production and delivery of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter as Boeing recently handed over the 2,500th example.

NATO receives first A330 MRTT

Airbus has delivered its first of eight Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker/Transport (MRTT) aircraft to NATO for use as part of its Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF).

The Lava-Proof Box Aviation Couldn’t Do Without

Designed to withstand temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius and the weight of a rhino, black boxes have assisted air crash investigators for the last 50 years. But, as Thomas Haynes discovers, their future could be even more impressive…

Top Gun: Maverick - Inside the Cockpit

Thirty four years, three months and six days since the iconic 1986 film Top Gun, its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, will be released in the US and UK on December 23 this year.

FAA Completes 737 MAX Certification Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed a series of test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX that took place over the last three days.

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.

Brussels Airport Upgraded

JustSim has released Brussels Airport (EBBR) V2.1 for Prepar3D v5.

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