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Airbus wants FCAS, Tempest merger talks in 2021

A European Union, United Kingdom next generation fighter program should be negotiated in 2021 because coronavirus’ economic shock will make anything else unaffordable, Airbus’ head of defence has said.

Britten-Norman Celebrates Islander’s 55th Birthday

British aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman celebrated the 55th anniversary of the BN-2 Islander’s first flight on June 13.

New Italian Destination for Prepar3D

Aerosoft has released Reggio Calabria professional for Prepar3D V4.5 and v5.

German Navy accepts first Sea Lion

The Marineflieger (the German naval air arm) has taken delivery of its first NHIndustries NH90 Sea Lion maritime multi-purpose utility helicopter.

Transat-Air Canada Merger Pushed Back

Air Canada’s purchase of tour operator Transat AT, which owns Air Transat, has been pushed back into the fourth quarter of this year due to “certain factors beyond its control and related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Turbo Porter Takes Flight in X-Plane

Thranda Design has announced the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter for X-Plane 11 is out.

US Navy Blue Angels receives first Super Hornet test jet

Boeing has handed over its first F/A-18E Super Hornet test aircraft to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron.

French Army brings forward H160M delivery date

The Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre (ALAT, French Army Air Corps) has announced that deliveries of its first Airbus Helicopters H160M Guépard (Cheetah) helicopters will take place in 2026, two years earlier than planned.

Embraer Chief Exits to Join GE Aviation

John Slattery, the president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation is leaving the firm to join engine maker, GE Aviation as its new president and CEO.

48th Fighter Wing F-15C crashes in the North Sea

A Boeing F-15C Eagle – assigned to the US Air Forces Europe’s (USAFE’s) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – has crashed into the North Sea.