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FIA 2022: Aero outlines first delivery dates for initial L-39NG operators

Aero Vodochody has outlined when it expects to deliver the first serial production examples of its new-generation L-39NG advanced jet trainer to the Vietnam People’s Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force

Alaska Air Group enhances Embraer’s E175 orderbook

Orders keep trickling through at this year’s busy Farnborough Airshow, this time with Alaska Air Group placing an order for more Embraer E175 examples.

Another Embraer E2 firm order from Porter Airlines

At the Farnborough Airshow, Canada’s Porter Airlines has today (July 19) placed a firm order for more examples of the Embraer E2 in a bid to “support [its] major expansion plan”.

ATR in major Japanese boost

ATR looks set for a major boost in the Japanese market after a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a large number of aircraft was inked at the Farnborough Airshow. Read on Key.Aero to find out more!

Delta Air Lines firms more Airbus A220s

On day two of the Farnborough Airshow, Delta Air Lines firmed up more orders for the highly popular Airbus A220.

First international air force confirmed for RAF’s Exercise Cobra Warrior

NATO Air Command has officially confirmed the first international air arm set to participate in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior.

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FIA 2022: Leonardo prepares to manufacture first AW149s in the UK

Leonardo Helicopters announced on July 18 that it has started to establish a new AW149 production line at its facility in Yeovil, Somerset, as the race for the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter contract gains considerable pace

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FIA 2022: L-39NG attains type certification as Aero announces new MoU with Patriot Global Training

Aero Vodochody – the Czech Republic-based aircraft manufacturer and MRO services provider – made two major announcements regarding its new L-39NG advanced jet trainer on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow on July 18

Hot weather reportedly closes RAF Brize Norton runway… again

Key.Aero is receiving information that the runway has been closed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, reportedly due to damage caused by the high temperatures currently impacting much of the UK

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FIA 2022: Team Tempest to fly combat demonstrator in five years

Whilst attending Farnborough International Airshow 2022 on July 18, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP confirmed plans for the UK to lead the development of a sixth-generation flying combat air demonstrator that is scheduled to fly in the next five years

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 102

Welcome to the 102nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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USMC orders eight MQ-9A Reaper ERs from GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) announced on July 17 that it had been awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract on May 27.

FIA 2022: Morocco orders H135s

Airbus Helicopters announced at the Farnborough International Air Show on July 18 that the Moroccan Forces Royales Air has ordered a fleet of H135s for military primary training missions

South America Mesh Incoming

Orbx has announced its next mesh product for Microsoft Flight Simulator will cover the continent of South America.

ANA cements MAX order, selects 777-8F

There was cause for double celebration at Boeing on day 1 of the Farnborough Airshow after Japanese-based ANA HOLDINGS confirmed its order for the 737 MAX, as well as selecting the 777-8F.

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Boeing wins huge MAX buy from long-time Airbus buyer

The carrier has ordered 100 737 MAX jets with options for a further 30

Mitsubishi MU-2 v2 Takes Flight in X-Plane

TOGA Simulations has announced the Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise v2 for X-Plane 11 is out now.

USAF’s 64th ARS reactivated at Pease ANGB

During a ceremony at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, the US Air Force’s 64th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) was formally re-activated on July 8.

De Havilland Canada outlines Dash 8-400 freighter trio

Announcement includes Package freighter, quick change and dedicated freighter options

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EASA STC approval for IAI’s 737-800SF

Narrowbody passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions in Europe are set for a boost after Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) revealed its Boeing 737-800SF has received a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC).

Tenerife North and South Airports Released

MK-Studios has released the Tenerife Airports pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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FARNBOROUGH 2022: Your essential briefing

As the iconic airshow returns after four years, Airliner World has the lowdown on everything you need to know as the Hampshire gathering gets underway

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Nigerian L-39ZAs head back home

Three Nigerian Air Force L-39ZA Albatrosses departed Aero Vodochody this morning ( July 17) for Nigeria.

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The birth of The Eighth Air Force

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver charts the arrival and operations of The Eighth Air Force in the European theatre of World War Two

An F-86D-50-NA of the 513th Fighter Interception Squadron at Manston. Note the many vortex generators, including those on one of the NACA flush intakes for tailpipe cooling. All “Aeroplane” photographs Feature Premium

Revealing Insights into UK-based USAF F-86D Sabres

A detailed report on the new capabilities provided by the F-86D from the April 22, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane

 

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