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Portugal receives first second-hand P-3C Orion from Germany

The Força Aerea Portuguesa (FAP; Portuguese Air Force) received the first of six former Marineflieger (German Navy)-operated P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) on February 9

Portugal’s first C-390 enters operational service

After an initial entry into service ceremony was held at Embraer’s facility in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil, on October 16; the first C-390 Millennium for the Portuguese Air Force arrived at Beja Air Base, Portugal, at approximately 1630hrs (local time) on October 19

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PAS 23: Portugal shows off first C-390 Millennium

Embraer exhibited the first C-390 Millennium medium-lift transport aircraft for the Portuguese Air Force at the Paris Air Show from June 19-22

Faro Airport now available

RDPresets has released a detailed version of Faro International Airport and the surrounding area for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Behind the scenes of TAP’s maintenance and engineering operations

In the second half of his two-part report from Lisbon, Gordon Smith goes behind the scenes at the headquarters of TAP Maintenance and Engineering

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How Portuguese Air Force TB-30 training course has evolved

Joe Campion visits Esquadra 101 ‘Roncos’, the main hub of Portuguese pilot training, as its students embark on a new syllabus

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Portugal’s SAR AW101 Merlin lifesavers

Covering an area of more than two million square miles, Portugal’s Merlin rescue helicopters have a huge task on their hands. Davide Daverio looks at their vital search and rescue role

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Esquadra 802: Inside the world’s last operational de Havilland Chipmunk squadron

After more than 70 years of military service, the Chipmunk basic trainer is still flying high in Portugal, as AirForces Monthly discovered

Portugal's first KC-390 arrives at Beja

The first of five Portuguese Air Force Embraer KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport aircraft - registration PT-ZDK (c/n 390000011) - touched down at the type's future home base, Beja Air Base in Portugal, on October 16

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EXCLUSIVE: Flying mountain operations with AW119s from Portugal’s Esquadra 552

We joined the Portuguese Air Force’s Esquadra 552 ‘Zangões’ for a mountain flying exercise. The unit has proven the relevance of training exercises – battling major wildfires