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KC-46A’s centreline drogue system approved for operational use

Headquarters Air Mobility Command announced on July 12 that the USAF’s Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Centerline Drogue System mission set has been approved for operational use

EasyJet captain intervened after United 787 approach error in Paris

The Dreamliner came within 300ft of the A320 while trying to land in the French capital last July

EasyJet signs lease with FBB for new hangar at BER

The facility is set to provide maintenance operations for the entire fleet at the German hub, with plans to begin construction later this year

Brisbane Airport records lowest passenger number in 26 years

Latest figures indicate a record 56% decline in passenger numbers compared to last year – the lowest in over a quarter of a century

First flight for Polish Navy’s lead AW101

The Polish Navy’s lead AW101 helicopter performed its first flight on July 19, demonstrating functional checks of the main airframe and control system in addition to engine-handling checks to monitor the speed range of the aircraft

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MAKS 21: Russia unveils Sukhoi ‘Checkmate’ light fighter

After days of hype, Russia has officially revealed a full-scale mock-up of its new stealthy, single-engine, fifth-generation lightweight fighter, dubbed the Sukhoi ‘Checkmate’, but also referred to as the Legkiy Takticheskiy Samolet (LTS, Tactical Light Aircraft)

Nigerian Alpha Jet crashes in Zamfara

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A/N jet trainer/light attack aircraft crashed in the country’s north-western Zamfara state after being hit by intense ground fire from bandits

Automated vehicle to launch at Swissport’s Frankfurt facility

The AGV is expected to improve the safety of transportation processes by using data-based controls to regulate operations

Lisbon Airport resumes service after strikes

While luggage handlers have since returned to work, the union plans to hold further strikes on July 29 and August 2 to protest against staff shortages and lack of pay

Southampton Airport celebrates new routes

Both Eastern Airways and BA CityFlyer have introduced flights from the southern coast