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On NATO’s Frontline: Inside Spangdahlem Air Base

The crisis in Afghanistan and the war in the Ukraine has meant that US Forces in Europe’s German centre has become the heart of vital operations. We visited the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base for an update

Airbus trials outsized military cargo loading system on Beluga

Airbus Defence and Space announced on September 21 that it has developed a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Beluga A300-600ST freight aircraft, revealing that the capability was successfully tested in a verification exercise with the German Armed Forces – the system’s first customer – in Manching, Germany

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How the German Army’s Tiger gunships support the NATO Response Force

We spoke with the commander of the Heeresflieger’s (German Army Aviation’s) Regiment 36 about his unit’s attack helicopters and their role within the NATO Response Force

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Why the SOFIA Boeing 747SP is so unique

NASA’s SOFIA airborne laboratory is set to retire more than a decade earlier than originally planned. In the first of a two-part feature, Bernd Sturm shines the spotlight on this unique aircraft and explores its unrivalled capabilities.

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Dreamliner in Deutschland

The latest news about Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787, including when it will enter service and where it will be used

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German C-130J fleet grows with recent deliveries

Having received its first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules in February 2022, the German Air Force has now received half of the six airframes on order, following the delivery of the second and third aircraft

Final Airbus A321LR delivered to the Luftwaffe

Lufthansa Technik has delivered the second and final Airbus A321LR strategic transport to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force), following an intensive testing and acceptance programme

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US State Department approves German F-35A purchase

In a further step towards Germany’s purchase of the F-35A, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on July 28 that US State Department approval had been granted for the proposed Foreign Military Sale to the German government of F-35 aircraft, munitions and related equipment for an estimated cost of $8.4bn.

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Examining Airbus' game-changing A321XLR

Flying narrowbodies on far-flung missions of up to 11 hours is truly game-changing. Andreas Spaeth travels to Hamburg to learn more about the pioneering Airbus A321XLR

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How Condor's bold new branding took shape

Condor’s striking new livery has stirred the airline world. Andreas Spaeth speaks to Remo Masala about the mixed reaction to his bold designs