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Air Caraïbes: A Caribbean success story

Only a few years after being founded Air Caraïbes started to focus on intercontinental routes while still operating regional services. Jozef Mols discovers how this carrier has flourished serving the French territories in the Caribbean

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Embraer’s stylish Praetors

Embraer entered the market for midsize business jets in 2007 with two Legacy models. Now, as Rod Simpson reports, the improved Praetor versions are also proving popular with customers

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KLM's Dutch Queens of the Sky

As with many operators, KLM’s passenger Boeing 747s have become casualties of COVID-19 and were permanently withdrawn in October 2020 only leaving some freighters in the airline’s colours. Lee Cross looks at almost 50 years of service of the iconic jets in the KLM fleet

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PC Pilot Issue 133

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly May 2021

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NATO receives fourth A330 MRTT

A fourth Airbus A330-243 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) has joined the NATO Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF)

JetBlue reveals plans to ‘reinvent’ economy on London routes

After unveiling its premium product earlier this year, the New York-based carrier has turned its attention to its economy offering

Friedrichshafen for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Friedrichshafen for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Corsair Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

MilViz has announced the FG-1D Corsair for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

JAL reveals fate of PW4000-powered Boeing 777s

The flag carrier grounded the widebody in February following two engine failures involving the powerplant

Joint British-Qatari Hawk squadron to be based at RAF Leeming

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and his Qatari counterpart, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, have announced an expansion of the relationship between each nation’s air forces

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 37

Welcome to the 37th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

MiG-1 turns 81!

When the MiG-1 first flew on April 5, 1941 it was clear that the aircraft had many deficiencies... yet 100 were still ordered, and the aircraft flew for 4 years. Why?

How India could become the next global aircraft leasing hub

With a fast-growing domestic air travel industry, India is now turning its attention to capitalising on the expected increase in demand for aircraft. Key.Aero speaks with Mandar Mhatre, MD, India at Apex Group to find out how the country plans to become the next leasing and financing capital of the world

Historic aviation off and on screen

Andy Saunders didn't have much time for girlfriends as a young man; historic aviation was (and still is) a huge part of his life...

Quiz: How well do you know your airliners?

In this week's Commercial Aviation quiz we turn our attention to identifying the aircraft instead of the airline. Do you know your Boeing 777 from 767 and Airbus A310 from A300? Let us know what score you get!

FlyPast Podcast Episode 15

This week on the FlyPast podcast, assistant editor Tara chats to three of the men who make up the team restoring English Electric Lightnings over at the Lightning Association...

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What’s the latest on the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger?

Following the announcement in November, the flag carrier’s president has shed some light on the progress and its plans for the highly anticipated acquisition

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225s

Airbus Helicopters announced on March 30 that the Japan Coast Guard had placed an order for an additional pair of H225 helicopters

Navigraph acquires SimBrief

Charts and navigational data provider, Navigraph has announced the acquisition of SimBrief, the virtual flight planning service designed for Flight Simulation.

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The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator, part 3!

Having spent years tracking down parts, Sarah Thorpe and Geremy Britton now had just seven weeks to put it all together…

US Army awards FLRAA demo and risk reduction contracts

US Army contracts have been awarded to the two companies competing in the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition for Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) Phase 2

Bali for MSFS Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Bali for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available as a download.

Airbus flies 200th C295

Airbus Defence and Space has reached an important milestone with its C295 tactical transport family, following the maiden flight of its 200th example on March 29

Ten things we miss about flying (and few we don’t)

It’s been so long since many of us have stepped on board an aircraft that we’ve all probably forgotten what we even liked about travelling in the first place. Here are ten things that we think help to make flying so much fun

 

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