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Easy Aerial launches ultra-portable UAV ground station

Easy Aerial, a provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box solutions, has launched a new line of ultra-portable models of its aerial vehicle (UAV) ground stations

Middle East’s first five-bladed H145 delivered

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to leaser Milestone Aviation and Oman’s sole commercial helicopter service provider, Al-Sharqiya Aviation

FlyPast Podcast Episode 45

For this episode, the FlyPast team discuss their all-time favourite aviation books. If you're looking for your next great read then look no further.

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The world's top 40 cargo airports in 2020

Thanks to our friends at Airports Council International, within this special additional insight, we reveal the busiest gateways for air freight in 2020...

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Airliner World December 2021

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Aeroplane December 2021

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Norwegian Air Force F-35As carry out first live Intercept

Fourth and fifth generation aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) intercepted a large group of Russian aircraft on October 27. This was the first ever live intercept carried out by RNoAF F-35As in their own airspace

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

Boeing predicts growth in Russia, Ukraine and CIS demand

Boeing has predicted that airlines in Russia, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,540 new aircraft by 2040

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New Malaysian Navy AW139s test flying

Two Leonardo AW139 maritime operations helicopters (MOH) destined for Tentaru Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM – Royal Malaysian Navy) service have recently been test flying in Italy while being prepared for delivery.

Indonesia receives second new-build NC212i transport

A new NC212i light transport aircraft has been delivered to the Indonesian Air Force by PT Dirgantari Indonesia (PTDI)

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REVEALED: The world's top 40 airports

Welcome to the 2021 Top 40 World Airports Guide where we reveal the busiest global gateways in a year unlike any other.

YMEN for X-Plane 11 Out Now

The latest Australian destination from Orbx is Essendon Airport. Established in 1921, it is Australia's second-oldest international hub after Sydney.

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REVEALED: Inside Breeze Airways’ Airbus A220 cabin

US airline Breeze Airways unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220-300s during a preview event at the final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

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On board a BOAC wartime flying boat

A revealing visit to a BOAC operated Boeing 314-A flying boat undertaking wartime services for the British government was detailed in the February 6, 1942 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

Airbus A340 Ready for Take-Off

Aircraft developer ToLiss has released the Airbus A340-600 for the X-Plane 11 platform.

IAI hits P2F conversion milestone

IAI Aviation Group has reached a milestone in its P2F conversion of the first Boeing 777-300ER, cutting a cargo door opening

Delivery UAVs could halve freight CO2 emissions

Commercial UAVs could almost halve the CO2 emissions of urban freight transport, according to a new report

Historic Aviation Quiz: Bomber Command (Part 4)

The final and most testing quiz in our Bomber Command series!

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IN PICTURES: Airline traffic highlights from Lisbon

Lisbon is a major draw for tourists wishing to explore the beautiful Portuguese capital, as well as a stepping stone to the country’s stunning coastline. Consequently, there’s plenty of interesting airline traffic to savour...

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, DSky has released Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

 

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