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A400M gains Automatic Low-Level Flight Certification
Airbus’ A400M heavy-lift tactical transport has achieved another milestone after the platform gained certification of its Automatic Low-Level Flight capability.
India inducts FOC-standard Tejas Mk1, stands up second squadron
India has formally inducted the first final operational clearance (FOC)-standard Tejas Mk1 Light Combat Aircraft into service and has stood up No 18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’ as the second unit to operate the type.
Saab announces Erieye AEW&C order
An unnamed customer has placed an order for a number of Saab 2000 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the Swedish defence company has disclosed.
Red Tails over Alabama
While Vermont became the first Air National Guard wing to receive the F-35, Dannelly Field near Montgomery in Alabama is gearing up to be the second. The 187th Fighter Wing will receive Lightning IIs in 2024 as it adds another chapter to the proud history of the ‘Red Tail Heritage’ of the ‘Tuskegee Airmen’.
Wildcat HMA2 test-fires Martlet missiles
A Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat HMA2 – belonging to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) – has successfully test-fired Thales’ Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) for the first time.
Brave Blue World
JetBlue celebrated its 20th year by unwrapping a late Christmas present – the first of 70 Airbus A220-300s. Chris Sloan headed to the Big Apple to see the ‘Baby Bus’
Simulators: Getting on the flight track
Flight simulators can roughly be split into two camps: pilots who use multi-million-pound devices that replicate realism for training, and aviation enthusiasts flying for fun from their homes. Airline pilot, Jeremy Feldman, offers his take on the pros and cons of each type
Back in the game - Embraer CCO interview
Following the dramatic collapse of talks with Boeing, Embraer has dusted itself off with renewed vision and vigour. Gordon Smith caught up with Martyn Holmes, the new CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, to learn more about the firm’s bold new strategy
The most successful aircraft of the Korean War
On June 25 1950, the Korean War began – a conflict renowned for the sheer volume of aircraft involved on both sides. Here are some of the most significant aeroplanes from the campaign
FlyPast Podcast Episode 27
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