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Ageing RCAF CF-188A/B Hornets engaged in busy EAP deployment

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) fleet of ageing CF-188A/B Hornets have been kept busy during ongoing Enhanced Air Policing operations based out of Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base in Constanta, Romania, alongside colleagues from the Forțele Aeriene Române/Romanian Air Force (RoAF)

Historic Aviation Quiz: Coastal Command Edition

Have a go at this week's tricky Coastal Command themed Historic aviation quiz!

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How Gatwick plans to use northern runway for expansion

Could using an existing runway at Gatwick help ease London’s air capacity problems? Gordon Smith visited the West Sussex site to find out more

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Ditched Transair 737 recovered from ocean floor

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced that major components of a Boeing 737-200 freighter which ditched in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii in July have been recovered.

Another successful USMC Australian rotation concluded

Another US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) deployment to Australia has successfully concluded. After an eight-month stay in the Northern Territory, the contingent of approximately 2,200 Marines and their equipment which made up the tenth iteration of MRF-D made their way home during September and October

X-Plane Touches Down in Saint Croix

The latest X-Plane 11 destination from Aerosoft is Saint Croix XP, the largest island of the United States Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea.

Q400 Takes Flight in X-Plane

Following several years of development, FlyJSim has announced the long-awaited Q4XP for X-Plane 11 is now available.

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Kuwaiti H225Ms deliveries continue

A pair of H225Ms (formerly known as EC725 Caracals) destined for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF), serials 615 and 616, were seen test flying during September from the manufacturer’s facilities at Marseille/Marignane, France

UAE repurposing for Emirates’ first A380

Emirates has signed a contract with UAE-based Falcon Aircraft Recycling to upcycle and recycle its first retired A380 aircraft

Vulcan pilot recounts scrambling for nuclear call out

Former Vulcan pilot John LeBrun knows first-hand what it is like to prepare for a nuclear scramble. In this video he describes the process in fascinating detail

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Inside SFO's new $2.4bn Harvey Milk Terminal 1

San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has hit a new milestone with the launch of its latest phase as Kirstie Pickering reports

1 Sqn officers with their S.E.5a biplanes at Clairmarais aerodrome, near Ypres, in July 1918. Feature Premium

In all things first: The history of No. 1 Squadron

From the birth of military flight to operations over the South Atlantic during 1982, the Royal Air Force’s premier fighter unit, 1 Squadron, has always remained at the forefront of British aviation. Immersed in rich history, it has served as a capable strike force for more than a century, operating some of Britain’s most infamous aircraft during that time...

First One-Eleven 500 series for BEA photographed before its first flight, scheduled for today (Feb. 7), BEA is marketing the aircraft as the “Super one-eleven” and will put it into service on intra-German routes in November. Feature Premium

BEA’s first BAC One-Eleven Series 500

The BAC One-Eleven had achieved enough orders and sufficient potential for the stretched 500 series to be offered. BEA was the launch customer with details of the development of the variant explained in the February 7, 1968 issue of ‘Aeroplane’

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 67

Welcome to the 67th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Tribute to Martin-Baker legend unveiled

A fresh tribute to Captain Valentine Baker has been unveiled at the Aylesbury Vale Golf Club

Boeing delivers first KC-46A tanker to Japan

Boeing has delivered the first KC-46A tanker to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force following a 2017 Foreign Military Sales contract award for an initial aircraft, subsequently increased on options to four airframes

100% SAF study launched

A group of French aviation industry stakeholders has launched the first study of single-aisle aircraft running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Engine core partnership for GE Aviation and NASA

Jet engine maker GE Aviation is partnering with NASA to research advanced engine cores for single-aisle aircraft

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On this Week: Avro Manchester

In November 1940, the Manchester officially entered service with the newly reformed No. 207 Squadron of RAF Bomber Command. Reformed on November 1, the Manchester first flew with the squadron just five days later

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Aeroporto Bolognese: How Bologna Airport is standing out

With culinary treats and eye-catching supercars, Bologna Airport knows how to stay memorable. Andreas Spaeth travelled to the Italian gateway to find out more

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Inside Milan Linate's redesigned terminal

Milan’s ‘downstairs’ airport, Linate, has undergone a major redevelopment befitting a city regarded as the world capital of style, says Matteo Legnani

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IN PICTURES: Stunning shots of visiting airliners at Southend in the 1970s

Regular contributor Ron Mak delves into his vast aviation archive to present a selection of stunning aircraft types he captured at England’s Southend Airport during the 1970s and 1980s

Quiz: Defunct European airlines - Part 2

Can you identify these defunct airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

Trailer: John LeBrun and the Avro Vulcan

Coming soon: Meet the man whose life has been a love affair with the iconic Cold War bomber

617 Squadron fly with Indian AF Jaguars and SU-30s

October 27, exercise Konhan Shakti 21 saw one of the RAF’s F-35B units, 617 Squadron, operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) flying with Indian Air Force Su-30s and Jaguars, plus Indian Navy MiG-29K

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