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TorqueSim’s BN-2 Islander

Need a reliable X-Plane twin that can land and take-off on a postage stamp? TorqueSim has released their BN-2 Islander which offers a well-priced entry for anyone looking to expand their hangar…

AirBaltic bids farewell to the Boeing 737

The world’s first all-Airbus A220 operator has finally handed over its last remaining 737

U-2 spy plane flies with AI co-pilot for the first time

A Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady – one of the oldest platforms in the USAF’s inventory – became the first US military aircraft to fly with an artificial intelligence (AI) co-pilot on December 15

Loganair launches 15-minute flight from Edinburgh to Glasgow

The Scottish carrier says the route isn’t just a novel way of cutting rush hour traffic on the M8, but that its origins have a more sensible justification

US approves sale of G550 special mission equipment to Italy

The US State Department announced on December 15 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of special mission equipment to Italy for integration on two new Gulfstream G550 aircraft

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Aeroplane Heaven’s Tecnam P2010

A country known for some of the most iconic and recognisable brands including Ferrari and Lamborghini, Italy is synonymous with style, and in the aviation world this attribute prevails. Based in Naples, Tecnam is renowned for its range of light aircraft. Welcome the P2010.

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Cirrus SR22 Flight Adventure

In this flight adventure, we take a look at one of the most popular general aviation aircraft of all time, the single piston-engined Cirrus SR22…

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 2

Having developed an understanding of what is ‘night’ and how some human senses can mislead an unsuspecting pilot, we now familiarise ourselves with aircraft and airfield lighting.

Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Bravo Throttle Quadrant

After several years in development, the Bravo Throttle Quadrant is nearing release. And like the Alpha yoke, it has sparked a great deal of interest within the flight simulation industry. We find out what’s in store with this highly anticipated product.

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Airports of the World Issue 93 - January-February 2021

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 93 - January-February 2021

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Aviation News January 2021

Welcome to Aviation News January 2021

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PC Pilot Issue 131

Welcome to PC Pilot Issue 131

USAF demos gatewayONE data-sharing with F-22, F-35 and XQ-58

The USAF demonstrated the data-sharing capabilities of its gatewayONE payload during a test series that culminated in the formation flight of an F-22A, F-35A and XQ-58A over Arizona on December 9

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Fear the Bear or Dragon?

As Russia and China prepare to field new fighters, how are the two nations progressing? Royal United Services Institute airpower analyst Justin Bronk speaks to Combat Aircraft Journal

Airbus delivers final SC-105 to Brazilian Air Force

The Brazilian Air Force received its third and final Airbus SC-105 Amazonas search and rescue aircraft on December 9, during a handover ceremony at the company’s production facility in Seville, Spain

Which airline accepted ATR’s first factory-built freighter?

With more than 130 converted freighters in service, ATR has finally handed over a purpose-built variant

Link 16 datalink upgrade for ANG EC-130Js

Sierra Nevada Corporation revealed on December 14 that it has been selected to integrate the Link 16 tactical datalink upgrade onto the Air National Guard’s Lockheed Martin EC-130J Commando Solo fleet

Why Jet2 Boeing 737 rejected take-off after V1

The aircraft came to a stop around 600 metres from the end of the runway

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Vertically Challenged

With the Harrier II already a decade out of UK service, it’s left to the United States, Italy and Spain to fly the flag for the second-generation of V/STOL attack machines, prior to full integration of the F-35B 

Saudi Arabia receives final new-build Boeing F-15SAs

Saudi Arabia received its final Boeing F-15SA multi-role fighters on December 10, completing a US$29.4bn Foreign Military Sale contract for 84 new-build aircraft that was signed in October 2010

French Govt is selling two A340s, you won’t believe the prices

Have you ever wanted to own an airliner? This could be a great opportunity to bag two bargain airworthy Airbus A340s

Lockheed Martin lands $900m USAF F-16 depot contract

Lockheed Martin announced on December 11 that it has been awarded a US$900m contract by the USAF to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for its F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet

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Tempest Thunders!

UK’s Tempest next-generation fighter programme reaches important milestones bolstered by new partners

Elbit to upgrade Romanian IAR-99 trainer aircraft

Elbit Systems announced on December 14 that it has been contracted by Romania’s Avioane Craiova to begin the first phase of the upgrade programme for the Romanian Air Force’s IAR-99 Standard trainer aircraft

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 21

Welcome to the 21st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

 

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