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Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement
Joint Base Andrews (JBA), Maryland, has been selected as the fourth base to host the US Air Force’s MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter.
Radio Proving Flights: the innocuous name given to top-secret electronic intelligence-gathering sorties, approved at the highest level, probing the performance of Soviet radar systems. In a lesser-known facet of its brief RAF service, the Boeing Washington was among the platforms that undertook this crucial Cold War role.
A historic deal between the Australian flag carrier and European OEM heralds a bold new chapter in Antipodean aviation, says Gordon Smith
Like several other USAF units, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron has returned to Europe to support deterrence operations on NATO’s eastern flank following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Air Forces Monthly visited the A-10C unit just weeks before this current deployment
Raytheon Missile Systems picked up two major contracts for its Block V Tomahawk cruise missile in the last week of May
What was life like as a ground attack pilot on the other side of the Iron Curtain, flying the challenging MiG-23BN attack aircraft with East Germany’s air arm? Some of the tactics may have been familiar in the West, but certain underlying doctrines weren’t
Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft operations will return to Nörvenich Air Base for the first time in 12 years, as examples from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33 prepare to relocate to the base as urgent renovation work takes place at Büchel
The Vickers Valiant: first of the ‘V-bombers’, and the one now most forgotten, despite how it paved the way for those that followed. A former co-pilot takes us into the Valiant’s cockpit, first in training with No 232 Operational Conversion Unit and then operationally on reconnaissance missions with No 543 Squadron, and reveals a capable but sometimes challenging aeroplane
It is 20 years since the Embraer E-Jet’s first flight. Bernie Baldwin discovers what getting the aircraft aloft felt like and learns more about the family’s importance to air transport
Flying the Lockheed SR-71A was a team effort like no other in the US Air Force. In a unique joint interview, a pilot and reconnaissance systems officer who formed just such a partnership recall operating to the very edges of the envelope
Competition, comfort and co-operation became bywords for Croydon-connected carriers as they vied for speed records, new standards in flight experiences and even teamed up on popular routes as we discover in the fourth of our six weekly forays into the hub’s history
Concluding a seven-part series, we examine what the picture is like for Britain’s aeronautical sector 70 years into the ‘new Elizabethan’ age
Readers who picked up a copy of the 100th and final issue of Airports of the World magazine will have enjoyed David Ransted’s definitive, double-length feature celebrating Croydon Airport, the UK’s first major international hub. Here, we share some of the incredible archive imagery used to illustrate the article...
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