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FIA 2022: Embraer and BAE Systems to market C-390 to Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems and Embraer signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 19 to collaborate in Middle Eastern markets for the C-390, with an initial focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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FlyPast September 2022

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Pilot psychology and the go-around

A new study aims to use pilot psychology to tackle go-arounds...

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Gallery: Next-gen airliners shine in Farnborough air display

In the searing heat of the afternoon sun, the Boeing 777X, 737 MAX 10, Embraer E190-E2 and Airbus A350 were among the aircraft put through their paces on day two of the Farnborough International Airshow

Airliner aerobatics: Watch Farnborough Airshow display highlights

Watch the Boeing 777X, 737 MAX 10, Embraer E190-E2 and Airbus A350 wow crowds during the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Norse CEO interview Pt2: Can the carrier survive soaring fuel prices?

In the second part of our exclusive interview series with Bjørn Tore Larsen, Key Aero’s Gordon Smith discusses crew unions and fuel costs with the Norse Atlantic Airways CEO.

Cyprus National Guard orders six H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has been contracted by the Government of Cyprus to supply six H145Ms for operation by the Cypriot National Guard/Air Force

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AIR International August 2022

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FIA 2022: Kratos sees success in XQ-58A Skyborg flights and eyes future milestones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced the completion of a successful series of test flights for the USAF’s Skyborg programme – an AI-enabled autonomous system that is being developed to control uncrewed aircraft in future MUM-T operations

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FIA 2022: Aero outlines first delivery dates for initial L-39NG operators

Aero Vodochody has outlined when it expects to deliver the first serial production examples of its new-generation L-39NG advanced jet trainer to the Vietnam People’s Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force

Alaska Air Group enhances Embraer’s E175 orderbook

Orders keep trickling through at this year’s busy Farnborough Airshow, this time with Alaska Air Group placing an order for more Embraer E175 examples.

Another Embraer E2 firm order from Porter Airlines

At the Farnborough Airshow, Canada’s Porter Airlines has today (July 19) placed a firm order for more examples of the Embraer E2 in a bid to “support [its] major expansion plan”.

ATR in major Japanese boost

ATR looks set for a major boost in the Japanese market after a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a large number of aircraft was inked at the Farnborough Airshow. Read on Key.Aero to find out more!

Delta Air Lines firms more Airbus A220s

On day two of the Farnborough Airshow, Delta Air Lines firmed up more orders for the highly popular Airbus A220.

First international air force confirmed for RAF’s Exercise Cobra Warrior

NATO Air Command has officially confirmed the first international air arm set to participate in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior.

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FIA 2022: Leonardo prepares to manufacture first AW149s in the UK

Leonardo Helicopters announced on July 18 that it has started to establish a new AW149 production line at its facility in Yeovil, Somerset, as the race for the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter contract gains considerable pace

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FIA 2022: L-39NG attains type certification as Aero announces new MoU with Patriot Global Training

Aero Vodochody – the Czech Republic-based aircraft manufacturer and MRO services provider – made two major announcements regarding its new L-39NG advanced jet trainer on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow on July 18

Hot weather reportedly closes RAF Brize Norton runway… again

Key.Aero is receiving information that the runway has been closed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, reportedly due to damage caused by the high temperatures currently impacting much of the UK

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FIA 2022: Team Tempest to fly combat demonstrator in five years

Whilst attending Farnborough International Airshow 2022 on July 18, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP confirmed plans for the UK to lead the development of a sixth-generation flying combat air demonstrator that is scheduled to fly in the next five years

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 102

Welcome to the 102nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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USMC orders eight MQ-9A Reaper ERs from GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) announced on July 17 that it had been awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract on May 27.

FIA 2022: Morocco orders H135s

Airbus Helicopters announced at the Farnborough International Air Show on July 18 that the Moroccan Forces Royales Air has ordered a fleet of H135s for military primary training missions

South America Mesh Incoming

Orbx has announced its next mesh product for Microsoft Flight Simulator will cover the continent of South America.

ANA cements MAX order, selects 777-8F

There was cause for double celebration at Boeing on day 1 of the Farnborough Airshow after Japanese-based ANA HOLDINGS confirmed its order for the 737 MAX, as well as selecting the 777-8F.

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Boeing wins huge MAX buy from long-time Airbus buyer

The carrier has ordered 100 737 MAX jets with options for a further 30

 

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