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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?
The Sukhoi Su-57 ‘Felon’ was originally conceived in an effort to compete against the Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Known as the PAK-FA, its development has progressed at a relatively slow pace — but has it matured as a force to be reckoned with?
FLRAA: Modernising the Army
As part of the US Army’s large-scale recapitalisation of its aviation assets, it’s preparing to choose its next-generation medium-lift helicopter under the FLRAA programme, as Khalem Chapman reports.
AC-130Ws demonstrate ASuW role in the Middle East
In a first-of-its-kind joint exercise with the US Navy, Lockheed AC-130W Stinger IIs from the US Air Force have practiced supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, demonstrating the type’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role.
Black Sea Fleet naval pilots begin Ka-31R flight training
The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet has started training crews to fly its new Kamov Ka-31R airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopter.
USAF purchases two AT-6C Wolverines
Textron Aviation Defense has announced that the US Air Force (USAF) has now officially purchased two AT-6C Wolverine light attack aircraft.
Picking up the pieces
The domestic aviation market in the UK experienced seismic shocks in 2020. Tom Batchelor reviews the events of the last 12 months and speaks to executives of the country’s major airlines to find out how they weathered the storm created by the collapse of Flybe and the COVID-19 pandemic
Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s
The Baron’s 2021 predictions
We’ve enlisted our good friend Baron Felix von Tempelhof to highlight some topics to keep on your radar for the year ahead…
The fascinating flying career of Bill Williams
Graham Pitchfork relates just some of the fascinating flying career of former photo-recce pilot Bill Williams, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in May
Spitfire’s maiden flight from Sywell
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX MH415 made its first postrestoration flight on April 8...
Jessica Bannister-Pearce breaks down her cockpit building marathon...
Queen of the Skies II
The Boeing 747 started with a handshake. Following the massive success of the 707 and the rapid expansion in air travel, Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe wanted an even bigger aircraft.......
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