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DCS AH-64D Apache Development Update

Eagle Dynamics is currently preparing the AH-64D for pre-order access for later this summer.

Airbus delivers 100th A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has recently completed the 100th delivery of its A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport, with this example being handed over to the Spanish Air Force

Istanbul for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Istanbul XP for X-Plane 11 is now available for X-Plane 11.

Stearman Ready for Take-Off

DC Designs and Just Flight have announced the PT-17 Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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The $40,000 olive? Six ingenious ways airlines save money

In every business, strict cost management is one of the ways profit can be made or maximised. There are few industries that know this better than the airline sector. Key.Aero reveals some of the clever ways that carriers watch the pennies – you won’t believe number one!

More S-70is delivered to the Philippines

An additional five Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters have been delivered to the Philippine Air Force, after being rolled off the Polish production line

First F-35B lands aboard HMS Prince of Wales

For the first time, a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II has landed on the Royal Navy’s second and latest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales (R09), as the vessel conducts sea trials off England’s south coast

Brazil to cut back KC-390 order

Brazil has announced it will reduce its Embraer KC-390 Millennium order in light of new budget restrictions brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which have led to cutbacks on resources allocated to the defence sector

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Step Back in Time to the Early Days of RAF Hercules

Aeroplane magazine was invited to a press event in 1967 to hear how the RAF was introducing the Lockheed Hercules into service.

Historic Aviation Quiz

What will you score in this week's historic aviation quiz?

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Aviation News July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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PC Pilot Issue 134

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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ANALYSIS: Russia's military escalation at the Ukrainian border

As Russian troops amassed at the Ukrainian border earlier this year, the question of whether an invasion was imminent was left hanging in the air. We explain how the situation unfolded

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ANALYSIS: The current structure of the Brazilian Air Force

As the Brazilian Air Force celebrates its 80th anniversary, we provide an in-depth overview, detailing the structure of South America's largest air arm

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Exercise Iniochos 21: The 'Greek Red Flag'

We report on Exercise Iniochos 2021 –a series of multinational wargames hosted by the Hellenic Air Force over Kalamata and the Mediterranean Sea, which serve as the Greek equivalent to the US-led Red Flag exercises

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USAF conducts large-scale fighter drills in Poland

As Russian troops were massing on Ukraine borders, joint USAF and Polish Air Force drills were taking place in Baltic airspace, as we report

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Saab ponders used fighter market in wake of Croatia decision

With Croatia recently opting for used Rafale F3-R’s in its fighter replacement programme, Saab officials have highlighted the difficulty in competing against second-hand offers

Italian MQ-9A fleet to receive mid-life update

The Italian Air Force has partnered with the US government and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to provide a mid-life update for its fleet of MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft and associated ground control stations

USAF releases report into C-130H3 accident in Iraq

An executive summary of the US Air Force Accident Investigation Board report into the accident involving a C-130H3 Hercules at Al Taji Army Airfield, Iraq, on June 8, 2020, has been released by Air Mobility Command

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US Army's 1st CAB returns to Europe

The US Army's 1st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is on its second deployment to Europe for Operation Atlantic Resolve. We report on the arrival of more than 80 helicopters to the continent

USMC completes first Link 16-configured AH-1Z flight

The USMC has successfully completed the first flight of a Bell AH-1Z Viper configured with Link 16 hardware and software, demonstrating a two-way connection capability between the attack helicopter and a ground station

Honeycomb Airbus Throttle Pack Update

The Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Pack for the Airbus A319 - A380 is now available on Aerosoft’s online shop.

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The rise and fall of Trans Mediterranean Airways

Lebanon’s pioneering Trans Mediterranean Airways was one of the Middle East’s biggest success stories, until years of conflict took its toll. Barry Lloyd tells the inside story of its meteoric rise and tragic fall

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Y viva España: Madrid Airport in the 1960s

Javier Rodríguez presents photographs from Pablo Peraita of operations at Madrid-Barajas Airport between 1965-1969

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