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Lawrence 'Benny' Goodman passes away aged 100

The 100 year old veteran flew operations for 617 Squadron in World War Two and more recently became the advocate of a project to end anti-Semitism

Microsoft Flight Simulator Partnership Series: Introducing Orbis International

Asobo Studio has announced a new partnership with Orbis International, a non-profit organization transforming lives through the treatment and prevention of avoidable blindness, to give flight simmers the chance to virtually explore the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk crashes in California

A US Navy-operated Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) Team ‘Longhorns’, crashed near Mount Hogue, California, on July 16

“How I filmed Battle of Britain scenes from inside a Spitfire”

John Preece got more than he bargained for when he was chosen to be a pilot in the most iconic historic aviation film ever made

BBMF Dakota Flypast Marks Bomber Command at 85

A flypast from the BBMF C-47 Dakota during a commemorative ceremony at International Bomber Command Centre has marked the 85th anniversary of RAF Bomber Command

Quiz: Airlines of the Americas

Can you identify these airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

United’s Denver engine failure 777 heads to the desert

The jet caused quite a commotion when it sent debris raining down on a Denver neighbourhood earlier this year

Amazing Access in 1941 to a New Variant of Me 109 Feature Premium

Amazing Access in 1941 to a New Variant of Me 109

A revealing insight into a new version of Me 109, from the August 1, 1941 issue of The Aeroplane, which had force-landed in Kent at the height of World War Two

BAE Systems to support joint UK-Qatar Hawk training unit

BAE Systems has been awarded a six-year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support and training for a new joint British-Qatari Hawk training squadron, which will be based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire

FlyPast Podcast Episode 30

For this episode, we’re talking to Sam Worthington-Lees, project director of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and catching up on the progress of RB396 and the fund raising efforts so far....

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The SR-71 that outpaced a missile over Libya

The aircraft had been photographing Libyan targets in the aftermath of Operation El Derado Canyon in 1986

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Inside Argentina's newly modernised military pilot training school

The Argentine Air Force Military Aviation School has completed a modernisation process that has made it one of the best equipped and most efficient in Latin America, as we report

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Leonardo Helicopters talk up UK contribution to AW149

Leonardo Helicopters has said it is a “misnomer” to consider the AW149 helicopter to be a purely Italian platform

BA’s 787 nose-gear incident is THIRD of its kind for Dreamliner

Following the release of the AAIB's preliminary report, Key.Aero analyses the two other occasions when this has happened to a Dreamliner

East Midlands Airport runway reopens after Harvard mishap

Photos suggest the aircraft’s undercarriage collapsed during landing

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Indian MH-60Rs arrive at NAS North Island

The first two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk maritime utility helicopters for the Indian Navy have been flown to NAS North Island at Naval Base Coronado in California, where Indian crews are now being trained on the type

US Army’s 101st AVN welcomes new Chinook unit

The US Army’s 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, welcomed a new Chinook unit on June 22, when Company G was activated at Fort Campbell in Kentucky

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'Mystery’ P-8A Poseidon arrives in Fort Worth

A US Navy-operated Boeing P-8A Poseidon with a mysterious configuration was one of eleven examples of the type to arrive at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas, on July 6 from NAS Jacksonville, Florida, to escape Hurricane Elsa

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RAF progress on cloud-data, drone swarms and synthetic training

The progression of technologies such as cloud-data processing, unmanned swarming systems and synthetic training environments have been listed as targets for the UK’s Royal Air Force

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Analysis: Israel's 11-day air war over the Gaza Strip

In May, the Israeli Defense Forces launched an 11-day assault on the Gaza Strip as it sought to destroy the infrastructure of militant groups in the region. We examine how the war played out

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NASA retires world’s last flying S-3B Viking

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, has retired its sole Lockheed S-3B Viking, which was the last example of the type flying anywhere in the world

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Birth of a Legend – B-17 World War Two Debut with the RAF

A revealing report from the August 22, 1941, issue of The Aeroplane into this new bomber, with the author clearly impressed by its design and capabilities

AAIB reveals cause of on-stand BA 787 nose-gear incident

The incident happened last month on stand while cargo was being loaded onto the Dreamliner

2nd ARS conducts final KC-10A sortie

The USAF’s 2nd Air Refueling Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, flew its final McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender sortie on June 30, closing out its operation with the tanker aircraft

Colombia’s first two T-6C Texan IIs enter service

Two Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs, which were delivered to the Colombian Air Force in May, have been formally inducted into operational service and will begin replacing the air arm’s Cessna T-37Bs in the training role

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