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Aurora Flight Sciences to develop game-changing CRANE X-plane for DARPA

Aurora Flight Sciences has been selected to progress into the second and third phases of DARPA’s Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) programme, which will see the firm develop a new, unique X-plane demonstrator that exploits innovative active flow control technologies

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Inside the high-altitude rescue operations of Argentina’s Lama Squadron

The Lama Squadron is the only air unit in South America that has reached the highest peak on the continent and is one of the few helicopter units equipped for high-altitude rescue missions. AirForces Monthly explains how they can operate above 16,500ft

NATO E-3A to monitor Russian air activity from Romania

NATO has deployed a single Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft to the 90th Airlift Base in Otopeni, Romania, from which it will conduct operations to monitor Russian military activity

USAF transfers former Kadena-based F-15Cs to 144th FW

As the USAF continues to rapidly withdraw its F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, the US Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport in California has revealed that it received three of the former Japan-based fighters in December

France pushes forward with CN-235M avionics upgrade

In a bid to modernise the French Air and Space Force’s matured Airbus CN-235M-200/300 fleet, France’s defence procurement agency – the Directorate General of Armaments – has contracted a consortium formed by Sabena Technics and Thales to upgrade the avionics of the twin-turboprop tactical transports

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Commercial

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Why Airbus A330s are a ’perfect fit’ for Condor

Condor’s initial A330-900 entered service in the carrier’s striking new livery in the last days of 2022. Mark Broadbent details the debut and considers the A330neo’s fortunes

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

We had a fantastic response to last week’s IATA code quiz, so we’re treating you to a second batch of global guesswork. Be warned – there are a few extra tricky questions in here to sort the expert codebreakers from the aviation mess makers. Good luck!

Airbus lands order with Uzbekistan Airways for A320neos

Uzbekistan Airways has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo Family aircraft.

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Historic

Aero Legends Dakota at Coningsby

Aero Legends’ Douglas DC-3 Dakota KP220 is lodging with the BBMF at Coningsby, Lincolnshire this winter

Successful relocation for US museum

The Spirit of Flight Foundation museum opened its new facility at Nampa Municipal Airport in Idaho late last year

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Hawker Hurricane honoured by IWM Duxford in new display

The number of airworthy Hawker Hurricanes has swelled in recent years, enabling the Imperial War Museum to gather up to seven examples of the World War Two fighter. Martin Needham details the aircraft on display in a new exhibition

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Flight Simulation

New Icelandic destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Icelandic destination from ST Simulations is Egilsstaðir Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Landmarks Brisbane City Pack for X-Plane released

Orbx has announced its first Landmarks product for X-Plane 11 and 12 is out now.

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A beginner’s guide to the FMS

In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of programming the Flight Management Computer on one of the more popular flight simulation airliners, the PMDG 737. A video is available at the end of the article highlighting each step.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.