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Military

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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Boeing 747 - Queen of the Skies

As the iconic Boeing 747 celebrates its golden anniversary, Airliner World’s Craig West reflects on the illustrious career of the aircraft that fundamentally changed the face of commercial aviation, brought air travel to the masses and opened up affordable international flights that made the world significantly smaller.

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Firefighting Jumbos

The versatile and much-loved Boeing 747 has now proved itself as a vital weapon against large-scale blazes. Frédéric Marsaly details how the type has been modified to undertake the aerial firefighting role.

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NTSB releases report into fatal E175 engine ground incident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report into an incident involving Envoy Air flight ENY3408 at Montgomery Regional Airport, Alabama on December 31, 2022.

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Historic

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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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Did you know the USAAF used Tiger Moths?

As an avid fan of the USAAF’s Eighth Air Force, there was only one choice for Clive Denney when choosing a scheme for his latest Tiger Moth restoration…

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‘The War Lover’ – B-17s and a Hollywood icon

Sixty years ago a trio of B-17s took part in a movie that was not well received at the time but came to be regarded as a gem – as Ken Ellis describes

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Flight Simulation

E-Jets 175 released in Early Access

FlightSim Studio has released the E-Jets 175 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Victoria Falls for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Jeppeson2001 has announced the Victoria Falls Scenery package for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Concorde for X-Plane 12 released

Colimata has announced the Concorde FXP version 3 is now available for X-Plane 12.

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