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Military

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Everything you need to know about the Estonian Air Force

On the frontline of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing duties, Estonia is a small country that is keeping a watchful eye. AirForces Monthly details the Air Force that was created just three decades ago and has no combat aircraft

Ex-RAF chief condemns US-hosted ENJJPT pilot training programme

Training British fast-jet pilots in the US is a waste of taxpayers’ money and does not meet the needs of the RAF, a former senior commander has said

India deploys Su-30MKIs to Japan for inaugural air combat exercise

In a bid to promote bilateral air defence cooperation between the two countries, the Indian Air Force has deployed four Sukhoi Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters to Hyakuri Air Base in Japan to participate in the inaugural joint air exercise: Veer Guardian 2023

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AIR International February 2023

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Friendly fire downs former Ukrainian Falcons MiG-29 display jet

A Ukrainian Air Force-operated MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter painted in the colours of the air arm's long-disbanded 'Ukrainian Falcons' aerobatic team has been shot down in a friendly fire incident, resulting in the death of its pilot

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Commercial

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Nepal ATR Crash: What we know so far

Sunday’s fatal loss of a Yeti Airlines ATR was Nepal’s worst accident in three decades. Key.Aero examines what is known so far

Manchester Airport traffic figures for 2022 revealed

Manchester Airport has released figures for December 2022 which show strong signs of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

QUIZ: The ultimate IATA code quiz! (Part One)

Whether you're a hardened enthusiast or new to the industry, it’s likely you have encountered plenty of IATA's bespoke airport codes. This is your chance to put your knowledge of these quirky three-letter codes to the test!

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Historic

Former NASA Boeing 747SP goes ‘undercover’

NASA’s retired Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft has been moved under cover at Tucson, Arizona’s Pima Air & Space Museum

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Stunning restored 'Staggerwing’ returns to the air after 20 years

A beautiful pairing of Beech ‘Staggerwings’ in British skies celebrates thereturn of a long-lost example after nearly 40 years away from the scene.

Historic Aviation Quiz: Sports aircraft of the 1930s

Can you identify these sports aircraft from across the 1930s?

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Flight Simulation

737 MAX8 takes flight in Prepar3D

The iFly development team, in partnership with Flight One Software, has released the 737 MAX8 for Prepar3D v5.

ICAO Codes explained

An ICAO code is a four-character alphanumeric sequence used to identify airports around the world and is defined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation...

XtremeAIR XA41 for X-Plane released

Vertigo Design has announced the XtremeAIR XA41 (AKA "Sbach 300") for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

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