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DSEI 2021: Middle Eastern fund invests in Aeralis start-up

UK aerospace start-up Aeralis has received a boost in its efforts to develop a new jet training aircraft after signing an investment agreement with an unnamed Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund

UK accelerates Hawk T1 retirement plans

Plans to retire the Royal Air Force's British Aerospace Hawk T1 fleet have been accelerated

Babcock and Leonardo join forces for FAcT programme

Babcock and Leonardo announced the signing of a Teaming Agreement that will see Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada working to provide a solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training programme

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T-50 Golden Eagle orders boost for KAI

A further two KAI T-50TH Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers are being purchased to boost the Royal Thai Air Force fleet, bringing the in-service total of the type to 14 aircraft

Second aft section produced for T-7A programme

Saab has shipped the second aft airframe section from the company’s Linköping site in Sweden to Boeing in St Louis, Missouri, for use in the T-7A Red Hawk flight test programme

Saab suggests T-7A Milestone C in late-2022

Saab has said the T-7A programme, which together with Boeing will deliver a new jet training aircraft to the US Air Force, could reach Milestone C in late-2022 ahead of moving to a more stable low-rate initial production in 2023

US Navy T-45Cs involved in mid-air collision

Two US Navy-operated McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk land-/carrier-based jet trainers were involved in a mid-air collision over Texas on May 17

Thailand retires L-39ZA/ART Albatros fleet

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has finally retired its long-serving Aero Vodochody L-39ZA/ART Albatros training/close air support (CAS) aircraft

First modernised L-39C returned to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Air Defence Force capabilities have been enhanced following the recent return of at least one Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros training/light combat aircraft, after completing a modernisation process

UPDATE: Hawk T1 fleet grounded following Cornwall crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the RAF has temporarily grounded its BAe Hawk T1 jet trainer fleet, after a Royal Navy example crashed during a routine flight from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall on March 25