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Military

CH-53K King Stallion enters full-rate production

Following a decision made by Frederick J Stefany, the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter formally entered full-rate production (FRP) at the end of 2022

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Spain to arm Eurofighters with Brimstone missiles

The Spanish Air and Space Force has selected MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-ground missile for its fleet of Eurofighters

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AirForces Monthly February 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Canada inks $14bn F-35A deal to replace ageing Hornet fleet

The Canadian government announced on January 9 that it had finalised an agreement with its US counterpart, along with Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney, for the acquisition of 88 F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters for an estimated cost of CA$19bn (US$14bn)

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Inside the cockpit: Exercise Falcon Strike from a Dutch F-35 pilot's perspective

Read about a Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35A pilot's time flying a training mission during Falcon Strike 22 defending a C-27 with paratroopers onboard from enemy SAM systems and a Navy cruiser vessel

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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

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RCAF Sabre pilot recounts unforgettable Cold War experience

For a young Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, flying the Canadair Sabre Mk6 and tangling with other NATO fighters in the skies of Cold War Europe was something never to be forgotten

Duxford announces airshow dates

The Imperial War Museum Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, has listed the dates of its flying events for 2023

MiG repaint progress in Australia

A museum in New South Wales is in the process of refurbishing a MiG-21 

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Flight Simulation

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FlyingIron Simulations’ P-38L Lightning

FlyingIron Simulations has rapidly acquired a reputation for producing exceptionally high-quality add-ons for both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time we take their P-38L Lightning for a spin and see how it measures up.

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Laminar Research’s X-Plane 12 review

In this review, we take a look at X-Plane 12, arguably one of the more significant developments for the platform.

Microsoft Flight Simulator arrives in Prague

The latest destination from Tailstrike Designs is Prague Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

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.