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Airlines and Airports Agree on Winter Slots Waiver

Ahead of the winter season, airlines, airports and slot coordinators across Europe have agreed on conditions for waiving the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule and are waiting for the green light from regulators

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Aircraft Report: RAH-66 Comanche

Designed for pure stealth, Boeing-Sikorsky’s RAH-66 Comanche was one of the most exciting developments at the turn of the millennium, but the programme’s soaring costs meant it was not to be.

Amazing warbird display marks VJ Day

Watch our 8-minute video with incredible footage of historic aircraft honouring the landmark 75th anniversary of the war’s end

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Britain’s Most Successful Commercial Jetliner

The last bastions of British-made jetliners are long gone except for one example that continues to live on. Key.Aero discovers that while arguably the country’s lesser-known offering, the British Aerospace 146 is the UK’s most successful civil jet airliner programme.

Russia orders two Mi-38s for VIP role

Russian Helicopters announced on August 26 at the International Military-Technical Forum, held near Moscow, that the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered two VIP Kazan Helicopters Mi-38 rotorcraft.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Passes 1 Million Sales

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history with over 1 million players to date.

767 Captain II Ready for Take-Off

Captain Sim has released the 767 Captain II Base Pack for Prepar3D.

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Challenging Airports Courchevel, France (LFLJ)

This Challenging Airport episode takes us to Courchevel in France – a small airport carved out of the side of the French Alps!

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Combat Aircraft Journal October 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal October 2020

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part Two

In the fourth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero continue to explore NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

Unusual plan for Brandenburg Airport revealed

Following nearly 15 years of construction and over £6 billion, Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open on October 31 – and easyJet and Lufthansa will be marking the occasion in style…

Flight Crew: A320 Released

FS2Crew has announced Flight Crew: A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and FSX is out now.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Aerosoft CRJ for Microsoft Flight Simulator

In this video from Aerosoft, Mathijs Kok discusses the upcoming CRJ for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Boeing's Adopted Aircraft

On this day in 1998, the first Boeing 717 took to the skies on its maiden flight. Key.Aero recounts the type’s relatively unsuccessful stint with the Seattle-based manufacturer – and details its controversial name

Osan A-10Cs complete Andersen training deployment

Six USAF Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 51st Fighter Wing’s 25th Fighter Squadron ‘Assam Dragons’ at Osan Air Base, South Korea, completed a training deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on August 21.

AirForces Monthly Reader Survey - September 2020

Have your say and help us shape AirForces Monthly by completing this simple reader survey. Tell us what you like, and don’t like, about modern military media.

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Airliner World October 2020

Welcome to Airliner World October 2020

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IN PICTURES: Allied Sky sees B-52s tour NATO states

Six US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress long-range strategic bombers flew over all 30 NATO member states in Europe and North America on August 28.

80 years of the North American P-64

Celebrating the P-51 Mustang’s lesser-spotted cousin, which had a production run of just 13

What’s it like flying during COVID-19?

From getting through security to boarding the aircraft, we got on a flight from London Luton to Palermo to see how Coronavirus has affected the aviation experience

UK, Belgium announce MQ-9B collaboration

The UK and Belgium revealed they are exploring General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) collaboration on August 17, the same week as Belgium announced its SkyGuardian contract.

Wizz Warns of Capacity Growth Freeze

The European low-cost carrier says travel restrictions imposed around its network could force a slow-down in its anticipated capacity ramp-up

First Aerosoft DLC for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Free

Aerosoft has released Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator for free.

Vienna for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced LOWW Vienna International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out.

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Debden Eagles

The 4th Fighter Group was one of the US Army Air Forces’ premier combat units...

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