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Italian F-35As surpass 5,000 flight hours

The Italian Air Force announced that its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet – operated by the service’s 32nd Wing – had passed the 5,000 flight hour milestone on August 12.

NASA Achieves Engine Milestone in Quiet SST Project

Nearly 13ft (4m) long, 3ft (1m) in diameter and packing 22,000lbs of afterburner enhanced jet thrust, NASA has taken delivery of the engine it will use to power its X-59 QueSST aircraft

Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest airport to be released by Orbx is Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has released KSBA Santa Barbara Municipal Airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

NATO AWACS takes part in Polish training exercise

A NATO-operated Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) has deployed to Krakow, Poland, to take part in a binational training event with alliance members from August 21 to 28.

Brussels Airlines Bailout Gets Green Light

European regulators have approved a €290m (£261m) rescue package for Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines in a bid to stabilise its finances as it deals with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wind tunnel tests reveal Tempest’s digital design

BAE Systems released images of digitally-designed 3D printed models of the UK’s next-generation combat air system, Tempest, undergoing wind tunnel testing at its Warton facility in Lancashire on August 24.

Barcelona Airport for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Barcelona XP for X-Plane 11 is now available.

New F-35A, F-15EX Air National Guard bases announced

On August 14, the US Air Force (USAF) announced plans to equip Air National Guard (ANG) bases in Florida and Oregon – which operate F-15C/D Eagle fighters – with F-35As and F-15EXs from 2022.

Air Legend 2020 airshow: Cancelled

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the local authorities have prohibited the Paris Villaroche AIR LEGEND 2020 airshow to take place