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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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B-25 Mitchell heads south for restoration

The rear fuselage and centre section of North American B-25J Mitchell 44-30861, nicknamed the Bedsheet Bomber, was transported by road to the Wings Aviation Museum near Balcombe, West Sussex, on May 3 to continue a thorough refurbishment.

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ILA Berlin 2022: More P-8A Poseidons for Germany?

After the German government signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in September 2021 – three months after formally accepting a letter of offer – there is now growing speculation that the order could be topped up with a further seven aircraft

20th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship

Virtual World Aerobatic Championship 2022 Off-line aerobatic competition announced.

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“I thought we were gone”: American A321 crew left shaken after wing strike

Newly released cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcripts have revealed the shock and confusion expressed by an American Airlines Airbus A321 crew involved in a 2019 wing strike incident.

Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Just Flight has announced Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Luftwaffe receives first Airbus A321LR

Lufthansa Technik AG handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR (Long Range) strategic troop transports to the Luftwaffe at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23

Historic Aviation Quiz - test your knowledge!

This week's quiz will test you even more on your historic aviation knowledge!

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Doha debrief from IATA's Annual General Meeting

Labour shortages don’t seem to worry the International Air Transport Association (IATA), but some airlines see a looming problem, reports Richard Schuurman from the IATA AGM in Doha

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ILA Berlin 2022: Boeing seeks to define German CH-47F requirements

Boeing is working with its suppliers to define the requirements of the German government, after the latter revealed on June 1 that it had selected the CH-47F Chinook to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing fleet of CH-53GA/GS Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany’s second C-130J to be delivered this weekend

The second Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport for the Luftwaffe is set to be delivered to the joint Franco-German airlift unit at Évreux-Fauville Air Base, northern France, this weekend (June 25-26)

VIDEO: Irish Air Corps PC-9Ms conduct live-fire exercise

Once a year, the Flight Training School (FTS) of the Irish Air Corps (IAC) carries out a live fire exercise with its Pilatus PC-9Ms. Take a look at some behind the scenes cockpit action

ILA Berlin 2022: Spain orders 20 Eurofighters under Project Halcón

Airbus Defence and Space announced at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23 that the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has signed a landmark contract for the acquisition of 20 latest generation Eurofighter jets

CONFIRMED: Norwegian inks mega MAX deal

Norwegian has confirmed that all the conditions have been met for its blockbuster deal for 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

Piper Cherokee 235 / Charger for X-Plane Released

Aircraft developer AeroSphere has released the Piper Cherokee 235 and Piper Charger for X-Plane 11.

First Italian F-35A lands at Ghedi Air Base

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined for the Italian Air Force's 6º Stormo (6th Wing) 'Diavoli Rossi (Red Devils)' landed at Ghedi Air Base in Northern Italy on June 16

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ILA Berlin 2022: Lockheed Martin drops F-16 Block 70/72 from Czech fighter race

As the Czech Air Force continues to weigh up its plans to potentially replace its 14-strong Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighter fleet, Lockheed Martin has revealed that it has decided to drop its F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon proposal to instead prioritise its F-35A Lightning II offering

PC Pilot - Issue 140 Downloads

Downloadable content for the July/August 2022 issue of PC Pilot.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display

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The remarkable place where Rolls-Royce developed the mighty Merlin

In the first of a two-part feature, heritage photographer and curator Nigel Gibson describes the early days of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, its vital relationship with Rolls-Royce and the role of his grandfather, Ted Gibson

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iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3

In this article, we complete the FMC work by adding our route and sorting out the V-speeds.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany rushing to acquire F-35As

During the opening day of the ILA Berlin Airshow (June 22), more details emerged regarding the German Federal Ministry of Defence’s decision to acquire the F-35A Lightning II as a replacement for the Luftwaffe’s ageing Tornado fleet

Korean Air to resume more long-haul links

Amid the recovery of international travel demand, Korean Air plans to resume flights to several popular long-haul destinations.

Swiss Air Force's ADS 15 reconnaissance UAV completes first local flight

A successful first flight in Switzerland has been completed by the Swiss Air Force’s Aufklärungsdrohnensystems 15 (ADS 15, Reconnaissance Drone System 15) at Emmen Air Base

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The role of the USAF's U-2 spy plane in monitoring the war in Ukraine

The motto of the U-2 pilots is ‘In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor’. The Dragon Lady has been a key asset in many conflicts, not least the war in Ukraine. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

War Thunder Major Update - Enter the Danger Zone

The F-14A in War Thunder, developed in parallel with the new Top Gun film, is the first 4th generation fighter in-game and offers significant offensive capability.

 

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