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Star Maker: Ukraine's use of private sector satellite services

As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs

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The secretive F-117 Nighthawk's post-retirement ops

Having purportedly retired in 2008, the secretive F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter is still flying – although the USAF is reticent to talk about it. Tom Kaminski explores the stealth fighter’s pedigree

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The role NATO ISR aircraft are playing in monitoring the war in Ukraine

Surveillance aircraft from Western air arms have been extremely active around Ukraine’s borders since the start of the Russian invasion. AirForces Monthly delves into the roles of allied spy planes during the conflict

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Sweden to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

After looking at various options for modernising their six Tp84 (C-130H) Hercules, the Swedish Air Force has instead opted to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

Norway terminates NH90 contract

Norway’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to abandon introduction of the NH90 into Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) service and authorised the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to terminate the contract.

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Historic

Hawker Hurricane IIc LF363, pictured during the mid-1980s, when it was wearing the distinctive 85 Squadron all-black night-fighter colours and markings. Key Collection Feature Premium

How a crashed BBMF Hurricane was rebuilt

In the January 1996 issue of ‘FlyPast’ Robert Rudhall provided an overview of the meticulous work being done by Historic Flying Ltd to get BBMF Hurricane LF363 back in the air after a crash

The ultimate Vickers VC10 quiz

How well do you know the Vickers VC10? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

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French Army Piper flies again in new colours

Piper L-18C D-ENLM has been rebuilt by its owners, Flying Club Lechfeld in Germany, following a landing mishap in 2019. 

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Commercial

Korean Air to resume more long-haul links

Amid the recovery of international travel demand, Korean Air plans to resume flights to several popular long-haul destinations.

Honda Aircraft and FSI strengthen ties

Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International have extended their existing
15-year-old partnership by 25 years

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What next for Europe's airlines?

Confidence in the summer travel season set against worries by rising fuel prices – Europe’s airlines face a complex environment, finds Mark Broadbent

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Released on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Asobo Studio has announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator can now be played via Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox One and other supported devices.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update VIII Released

Asobo Studio has released Sim Update VIII for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the simulator platform.

New Turkish Destination for MSFS

ST Simulations has released Adana Sakirpasa Airport (LTAF) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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