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DSTL awards complex weapons deal to MBDA

The UK’s Defence Science Technology Laboratory has awarded a new contract to pan-European missile and defence systems manufacturer MBDA to lead on the new Complex Weapons Innovations and Technology Partnership

RAAF graduates first F-35A pilots trained in Australia

Four RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter pilots have graduated from the platform’s first operational conversion course to be completed in Australia

Etihad Airways inaugurates Vienna-Abu Dhabi route

The new service took off yesterday, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Doha overtakes Dubai to become Middle East’s busiest airport

Multiple factors have been said to have influenced the takeover, including the relaxation of a four-year blockade and the continuation of services throughout the pandemic

American Airlines commits to “science-based targets” to reduce emissions

The airline has also signed up to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign and Race to Zero

Bristol Airport lands Air Seychelles charter connection

The airline will initiate the route in 2022 to coincide with the Easter and May bank holidays

Swiss flies on sustainable aviation fuel

The fuel has been in use in the country since July 1 thanks to new customs provisions

Haneda Airport introduces biometric technology

The project, carried out by Collins Aerospace, aims to promote contactless solutions whilst streamlining passenger processing

Indian Navy receives tenth P-8I aircraft

The Indian Navy has received its tenth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, the second delivered under an option contract for four additional units awarded by the Indian Ministry of Defence in 2016

Wizz Air postpones opening of new Cardiff base

The airline believes the current Covid-19 regulations are too uncertain and instead plans to begin operations from the hub next summer