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Two more Kazakh L-39Cs fly again from Aero

Two of ten Kazakhstan Air Defence Force (KADF) L-39C Albatrosses that have been going through overhaul and upgrade at Aero Vodochody since mid-2020, were seen flying from the company's facility near Prague, Czech Republic, on September 7

Spain ceases training operations with the Aviojet

After more than four decades of service, the Spanish Air and Space Force has ceased training operations with the CASA C-101EB Aviojet at Murcia-San Javier Air Base in southeastern Spain

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UK MOD releases report into last year’s Royal Navy Hawk T1A crash

A UK Ministry of Defence Service Inquiry report into the loss of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm-operated Hawk T1A (serial XX189) – assigned to 736 Naval Air Squadron – on March 25, 2021, was released on July 28

Philippines seeks replacement for S-211 jet trainer fleet

The Philippine Air Force is actively researching replacement options for its ageing fleet of SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers, which entered operational service with the Asian air arm in 1989

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Zimbabwe revives Hawk fleet in face of EU sanctions

The Air Force of Zimbabwe has recommissioned four Hawk Mk.60/60A ground attack/jet trainer aircraft in spite of EU sanctions that led to the air arm’s entire Hawk fleet being grounded in 2011

Turkey’s first Hürjet forward fuselage enters final assembly

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) has marked an important milestone in the development of Turkey’s first jet-powered trainer aircraft, the Hürjet, after the forward fuselage of the first prototype was recently moved to the company’s final assembly line

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Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021

Saab third aft section for USAF T-7A flight tests

Saab has shipped its third aft airframe section for use in the T-7A Red Hawk flight test programme for the US Air Force, the latest milestone to be met in the engineering and manufacturing development phase

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