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Indian defence chief killed in helicopter crash

India's Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, has been killed after an Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter in which he was travelling crashed on the morning of December 8

Historic Aviation Quiz

Friend or foe? Test your aircraft identification skills with this week's historic quiz…

Challenging Airports - Alert, Nunavut, Canada (CYLT) Feature Premium

Challenging Airports - Alert, Nunavut, Canada (CYLT)

In this instalment of our Challenging Airports series, we travel to the uniquely situated, northernmost permanently inhabited place on the planet: Alert, Canada.

Challenging Airports - Narsarsuaq, Greenland Feature Premium

Challenging Airports - Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW)

Whether you are flying scheduled airline routes to Narsarsuaq or utilising it as a mid-trip fuel stop on a longer journey, operating to the airport requires careful consideration and preparation due to the extremes of distance, weather and geography.

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Aviation News January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

KC-46A Pegasus receives more approvals

The KC-46A Pegasus reached its fourth Interim Capability Release (ICR) following approval from Gen Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command on December 6, marking the latest milestone in the US Air Force's ongoing tanker programme

Halifax for Prepar3D Released

CYHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport for Prepar3D v4+ now available on OrbxDirect.

Who's placed four 737 MAX orders in nine months?

Which company has placed FOUR separate Boeing 737 MAX orders since March? Find out here

Fightertown for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest destination from LatinVFR is Miramar KNKX for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 27

Coming up in Episode 27 of The Air Warrior Podcast, Modern Military Group Editor-at-Large Alan Warnes is in Spain to discuss the country’s Typhoon upgrade and acquisition plans, while other news sees updates on key Airbus programmes such as the Eurodrone and A400M transporter.

RAF C-17 takes part in exercise Clockwork for the first time

RAF Air Mobility Force (AMF) assets from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, have started deploying personnel from all three UK MOD services to Northern Norway for an annual cold weather training exercise

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UK assumes risk of F-35B loss every 30,000 hours

The crash of a UK F-35B Lightning II fighter during take-off from the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) in the Mediterranean Sea recently came only one-third of the way into the planned for risk of loss of an airframe, based on fleet flight hours conducted

St. Louis Airport for X-Plane Released

Scenery developer, StarSim has released KSTL - St. Louis Lambert International Airport for X-Plane 11.

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ICYMI: Qatar Airways CEO slams Airbus over A350 problems

Speaking in London recently, Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways hit out at Airbus in a dramatic escalation of the row between the two companies

New Thai T-6TH Texan II fleet nears production completion

TEXTRON AVIATION Defense announced on November 18 that the fleet of 12 Beechcraft T-6TH Texan IIs ordered for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is nearing manufacturing completion and surpassing technical inspection milestones ahead of schedule at its Wichita, Kansas, facilities.

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80th Anniversary: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Exactly 80 years ago today, on December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The attacks on the Hawaiian naval base and airfields set in motion a chain of events that would ultimately help decide the outcome of WW2.

Aeroplane Christmas Quiz

Test your historic aviation knowledge and be in with a chance to win £100 Key Shop voucher and a year’s subscription to Aeroplane.

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Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out in 2022

The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year

TOURIST TERMINAL – Pan American's tourist class DC-6B "Liberty Bell" at Frankfurt Airport. “Aeroplane” photograph Feature Premium

Low-cost long-haul 1950s style

Read about a new type of service Pan Am was offering with its DC-6Bs, as described in the May 9, 1952 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

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Embraer scores big Australian eVTOL deals

Embraer’s urban air mobility off-shoot, Eve, has signed major deals with two of Australia’s smaller domestic carriers.

Glasgow Airport Out Now

Scenery developer, Pyreegue has announced EGPF Glasgow Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

USAF activates 418th TES at Davis-Monthan

A NEW US Air Force trials unit, the 418th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), has been activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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Top 5 North American Aviation Aircraft

On the anniversary of the founding of North American Aviation, we take a look back at their top 5 aircraft

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COVID-19 forces Swiss Cougars to depart Leeming early

The detachment of three Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Eurocopter AS532UL Cougars at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, have packed up much earlier than expected and head back home to Switzerland due to the latest variant of COVID-19 crisis ongoing in Europe

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