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Military

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BAE Systems: RAF’s Tranche 1 Typhoons could be upgraded and retained

BAE Systems has told MPs that the RAF’s ageing fleet of Tranche 1 Typhoon FGR4s – which is slated to be phased out of UK military service in 2025 – could be upgraded and retained for operational use

Boeing extends support contract for Australian Chinook fleet

Boeing Defence Australia will extend its support to the Australian Army Air Corps’ 14-strong fleet of CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters after a contract extension was signed with the Australian Department of Defence on January 20

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How Portuguese Air Force TB-30 training course has evolved

Joe Campion visits Esquadra 101 ‘Roncos’, the main hub of Portuguese pilot training, as its students embark on a new syllabus

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How does Iran manage to keep its ageing F-4 Phantom IIs flying?

Babak Taghvaee investigates how the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force restores and upgrades its damaged US-built McDonnell Douglas F-4D/E Phantom IIs

Russia receives another upgraded Tu-22M3 bomber

The United Aircraft Corporation has delivered another modernised Tu-22M3 Backfire-C supersonic-capable strategic bomber/missile carrier to the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Long-Range Aviation command

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Commercial

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Celebrating the Boeing 747’s legacy with 20 stunning photos

A chapter of aviation was closed on Tuesday (January 31) when Boeing delivered its last ever 747. Here we celebrate the legacy of the ‘Queen of the Skies’ with a superb collection of images

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What is being done to make commercial space market more sustainable?

The commercial space market needs to be more sustainable, but achieving this is anything but straightforward, finds Mark Broadbent

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New Australian airline Bonza takes to the air

A new low-cost carrier called Bonza has entered the Australian airline scene flying Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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Historic

Passenger flights in ex-military jets get CAA approval

Aero Legends look forward to flying customers in a BAC Strikemaster

Unique Waco flies again in New Zealand

Sole surviving UOC Custom makes maiden post-restoration flight from airfield where it was first based 85 years ago

Biggin Hill hosts USAF Aircraft and Vehicles tour

The Kent-based attraction has announced the latest in its series of themed hangar tours

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Flight Simulation

Honeycomb Charlie Rudder Pedals now available on pre-order

Honeycomb Aeronautical has announced the launch of pre-orders for the Charlie Rudder Pedals, the latest addition to its line of high-performance flight simulation equipment.

Hogsback Ranch for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Hogsback Ranch is a private airstrip in the North California backcountry with breathtaking views and the perfect location for virtual bush trip adventures.

Helipads LA Police for MSFS now available

Orbx has introduced a new Police Activities Expansion Pack that offers a unique and realistic look into the daily operations of Police forces in the LA metropolitan area.

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