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Great expectations: BAE's new HUD

BAE Systems has unveiled a new lightweight, compact head-up display for commercial and military aircraft. Mark Broadbent reports

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Eco-friendly aircraft interiors

Manufacturers and airlines are going all out to make the aircraft interior more eco-friendly, trimming costs and flight times in the process

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Fly in the ointment? New regs vs the EVTOL

What impact will recently announced changes to pilot training requirements have on the rise of the eVTOL?

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Twilight of the RAF Reaper

Since 2007, No 39 Squadron and its complement of MQ-9A Reaper drones have proved to be a vital asset for the RAF’s ISTAR/CAS force in supporting British and coalition combat operations in the Middle East, as Shaun Caffrey explains

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An overview of Ukrainian Army Aviation

Vladimir Trendafilovski highlights how the rotary-wing assets and bases of Ukrainian Army Aviation have fared in the war with Russia

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Interview: Melissa Thorpe, Spaceport Cornwall

As the CEO of Spaceport Cornwall, Melissa Thorpe talks to Mark Broadbent about the facility’s work and ambitious long-term plans

The ultimate easyJet quiz!

From humble beginnings, easyJet's bright orange jets are now a common sight from Tenerife to Tel Aviv and everywhere inbetween. Why not test your knowledge of this plucky British carrier in this week's Key Aero commercial aviation quiz?

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CAJ European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Download to view Combat Aircraft Journal's European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Embraer’s E195-E2 makes first London/City landing

London/City Airport has welcomed Embraer’s next-generation E195-E2 for the first time today (July 22)…

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The Richard Branson airline that flew DC-3s

Geoffrey P Jones visited Florida to experience an airline with a difference, with his report published in the September 1993 issue of FlyPast

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Gallery: Testing the Handley Page Jetstream in 1967

When Handley Page deployed the first prototype Jetstream to Pau, south-western France in December 1967, subsequently joined by the second, there was plenty of interesting activity for Alan Dowsett —a member of the accompanying test team — to capture

Huge search for untold Battle of Britain stories begins

A nationwide search for untold stories about the Battle of Britain has been launched by renowned author and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE as he sets out to write a uniquely comprehensive reference work about the event that changed history

Shackleton for Yorkshire Air Museum

Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 will be transported by road from Coventry Airport to Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum next year.

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What we know so far about Australia’s Loyal Wingman, the MQ-28A Ghost Bat

Boeing’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat is tipped to be a real game-changer in the field of airpower projection. AirForces Monthly explores the asset’s development and testing

Leonardo contracted by UK MOD for Proteus VTOL UAV demonstrator

A four-year contract, valued at €71m (£60m), has been awarded to Leonardo by the UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support Future Capability Group to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme, or RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP

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Aeroplane meets... Charlie Huke

Even before his RAF career, this great enthusiast was pursuing his passion for ‘real flying’. Now he’s one of the UK’s leading exponents of light vintage aeroplanes

New Zealand's first Poseidon rolls out of paint shop

Boeing has completed the RNZAF's first P-8A Poseidon and rolled the aircraft out of the paint shop at the company’s production facility in Renton, Washington, on the evening of July 21 after being painted up in full RNZAF colours

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Connectivity in private aviation

Connectivity in the air and on the ground is changing how business aviation works for pilots, cabin attendants, flight operations and maintenance

Historic Aviation Quiz

Get your thinking caps on - this week's Historic quiz is a toughie!

FIA 2022: Textron introduces Citation Longitude maritime patrol aircraft

Textron Aviation announced on July 20 that it has developed a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) variant of its Cessna Model 700 Citation Longitude aircraft

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When the RAF flew two Chipmunks around the world

It was the ultimate celebration of the DHC Chipmunk: an around-the-world flight by the RAF. A quarter of a century on, we recall Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ — strange fuels, wild horses, Russian extortion and more…

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Rise of the Phoenix: Inside NATO’s AGS Force

AirForces Monthly explores the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force, which is going through a baptism of fire as it continues to monitor the war in Ukraine

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A day at the show: Farnborough 1962

As the aerospace industry this week gathers at the Farnborough International Airshow, Ben Dunnell presents a series of stunning photos taken during its predecessor - the SBAC show - 60 years ago

FIA 2022: AERALIS to explore collaboration with Ascent Flight Training

UK-based start-up military jet developer, AERALIS, has signed an MoU with Ascent Flight Training to work together on the future flying training system and explore potential collaboration opportunities in delivering military flying training services in the UK and overseas

FIA 2022: IAI signs contract with European country for special mission aircraft

Israel Aerospace Industries announced at the Farnborough Air Show on July 21 that it had signed a contract worth over $200m to provide a special mission aircraft to an unspecified European country

 

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