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USAF orders first F-15EX batch in $1.2bn deal

Boeing has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) for its first lot of eight F-15EX multi-role fighters, in a deal worth roughly US$1.2bn.

How to Start an Airline

For those passionate about aviation, running an airline could be the perfect career choice. The only problem is that few businesses have as many variables and challenges as airlines, so starting one is incredibly difficult and making it profitable in the long run, is much harder.

Italian Predator Bs pass flight milestone in Kuwait

Italian Air Force MQ-9A Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS), currently deployed at the Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait, have passed 10,000 flight hours in support of military operations in the region.

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Aircraft Report: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

For 25 years, this incredible military transport aircraft has been vital for the US Air Force, among others. Watch our video about it…

Jordanian UH-60M purchase gets US approval

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopter and related equipment to Jordan.

When the RAF Vampire became a record-breaker

On July 14 1948, six Vampires overcame 150mph headwinds, Icelandic sea fog and the US Air Force to set a new standard for jet aircraft. Chris Croot recalls the story…

RAF modifies pilot training for Reaper, Protector

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has unveiled a new, improved personnel training pathway for unmanned aerial system (UAS) pilots ahead of the arrival of its new Protector RG1 platform.

Five Commercial Aircraft That Never Were

The development of a commercial aircraft is an incredibly difficult, expensive and long process. Because of this, not all designs make it into production. Here’s five examples of aircraft that never made it into commercial service.

How they made Top Gun

US naval aviator Dave ‘Bio’ Baranek was an instructor at the real Topgun school when Hollywood called. He tells the story of the team who helped bring realism to a cult 1980s film and here reveals some of the tricks of the trade.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date Announced

Asobo Studios has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is set for Launch on August 18 for PC and with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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Celebrating the 747: BA Captain on Flying the Jumbo

There are very few aircraft that have an identity that transcends the aviation industry quite like the Boeing 747. Thomas Haynes speaks to Paul Howard, a retired British Airways 747 Training Captain about what it was like to captain this special aircraft.

Tivat for Prepar3D v5 Released

Digital Design has released Tivat for Prepar3D v5.

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The Great Storage Challenge

As many carriers carefully restart some of their scheduled flying programmes...

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Q&A August 2020

Questions asked and answered...

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Postcard from Menorca

With the COVID-19 lockdown having put paid to their family’s annual trip to Menorca...

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VICTORY 75: The ’Boomer Boys’ of Bougainville

No enemy aircraft was ever shot down by a Commonwealth Boomerang,...

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AEROPLANE MEETS... CHRISTOPHE JACQUARD

He could have had a career as a vet...

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THE AEROPLANE News from August 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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Aircraft Pit Stop

They are among the most critical components on any aircraft...

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VICTORY 75: NORWEGIAN NEMESIS

To the victor, the spoils — but also, after the end of World War Two in Europe...

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Farewell to the Mad Dog

With a global pandemic and resulting economic collapse raging across the world...

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FRIENDLY INVASION

When German aircraft came to York in 1937, they did so in friendship...

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Dublin to Beijing… Five Times Daily

Over the course of a week in mid-March, the Aer Lingus team prepared to step into the unknown...

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HIDDEN HISTORY: 'WE NEED ARK ROYAL'

America, the leading western superpower, pleaded with Britain...

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Monarch Airlines: Sun and Reign

Much missed by enthusiasts and holidaymakers alike, Monarch was...

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