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Slovakia bids farwell to the Mig-29 Fulcrum

As the Slovak Air Force withdraws the MiG-29 Fulcrum from service, Air Forces Monthly reports on the future for the fleet and Slovakia’s fighter operations

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NASA Boeing 747SP retires after stellar career

NASA’s Boeing 747SP, N747NA (c/n 21441), which was adapted to carry a large telescope and was referred to as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), flew its last mission yesterday (September 29).

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Students resume work on Meteor project

Former Argentinian Air Force (FAA) Gloster Meteor F.4 C-010 (formerly RAF RA393) is currently being restored by students of the Escuela de Educación Secundaria Técnica No.7, a technical school in Buenos Aires

WestJet in LARGE MAX 10 order

The Calgary-based carrier has opted for the largest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX family as part of a “multi-billion-dollar investment”. Find out more on Key.Aero…

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South African Gripens gain new lease-of-life with Saab support contract

Swedish aircraft and defence equipment manufacturer, Saab, has been contracted to provide maintenance services for the South African Air Force’s fleet of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters, as the nation seeks to revive its long-dormant combat and defensive capabilities

Second batch of Chengdu J-10CE fighters arrives in Pakistan

A second batch of Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation J-10CE multi-role fighters has been handed over to the Pakistan Air Force, increasing the number delivered to date to 12 aircraft

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport

World Update XI: Canada Now Available

Asobo Studio has released World update XI: Canada for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The latest world update improves the scenery for Canada with upgraded urban architecture, accurate coastlines, tundras, glaciers and mountain peaks.

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What engines power the massive Airbus A380?

Engine Alliance and Rolls-Royce continue to use technology insertions to improve the efficiency and durability of their respective A380-specific engine. Chris Kjelgaard looks at the detail

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How Airbus upgraded the A380

While remaining one of the most recognisable aircraft currently flying, the A380 has evolved in the ten years since its debut. Mark Broadbent explores how it has changed and considers the logistics of operating Europe’s super jumbo.