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Italian MoD contracts Piaggio to support P-180 fleets
Piaggio Aerospace has been contracted by the Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide maintenance support for P-180s employed across the nation’s armed forces.
A400M gains Automatic Low-Level Flight Certification
Airbus’ A400M heavy-lift tactical transport has achieved another milestone after the platform gained certification of its Automatic Low-Level Flight capability.
India inducts FOC-standard Tejas Mk1, stands up second squadron
India has formally inducted the first final operational clearance (FOC)-standard Tejas Mk1 Light Combat Aircraft into service and has stood up No 18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’ as the second unit to operate the type.
Saab announces Erieye AEW&C order
An unnamed customer has placed an order for a number of Saab 2000 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the Swedish defence company has disclosed.
Red Tails over Alabama
While Vermont became the first Air National Guard wing to receive the F-35, Dannelly Field near Montgomery in Alabama is gearing up to be the second. The 187th Fighter Wing will receive Lightning IIs in 2024 as it adds another chapter to the proud history of the ‘Red Tail Heritage’ of the ‘Tuskegee Airmen’.
Return to business - American Airlines 737 MAX service re-entry
Almost two years since the FAA’s grounding order, the MAX is back in revenue service. Chris Sloan was on board the first US flight with fare-paying passengers since 2019
Riding the storm - Southwest Airlines CCO interview
Chris Sloan chats with the chief commercial officer at Southwest Airlines, Andrew Watterson, to find out how the Dallas-based carrier is mitigating the effects of the gravest crisis in aviation history
The Evolution of JFK's Terminal 7
The first terminal to be built and operated by a foreign airline on US soil will close next year prior to demolition. Mark Blacklock recaps the twists and turns in the curious history of JFK’s Terminal 7
The CR.42 Falco: Italy’s forgotten fighter of WWII
The aircraft was Italy’s most produced fighter of World War II, but despite proving itself over France, it was relatively ineffective during the Battle of Britain
FlyPast Podcast Episode 28
This week we chat to Britain’s youngest Private Pilot’s License holder Ellie Carter and find out why she was a United States security risk at just 9 years old...
WATCH: The man with the half-built Spitfire
You may not have seen him at the Battle of Britain airshow, but Stuart had a fascinating story to tell about the project that’s been 17 years and counting…
Back to Basics: Stage 1 – Lesson 9
When things don’t go to plan...
Flight Sim Q&A
You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...
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