Training

First Lebanese crews complete MD 530F helicopter training

An initial group of Lebanese Air Force personnel has completed training on the MD 530F helicopter as the air arm prepares to induct six examples of the platform into operational service

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A behind-the-scenes look at NATO's Texas-based jet training programme

We explore the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, which is based with the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas, and has been teaching student fighter pilots and their instructors since 1981

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What we know so far about AERALIS' jet trainer family

We examine AERALIS, a UK-based start-up that seeks to revolutionise fixed-wing training across the world’s military air arms through its family of low-cost, next-generation customisable jet trainers

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From Spads to Spirits: Inside the 13th Bomb Squadron

Affectionately known as ‘The Devil’s Own Grim Reapers’, the 13th Bomb Squadron has engaged in almost every major US conflict since World War One. Key.Aero provides a behind-the-scenes look at what is now the USAF's sole stealth bomber training unit

Italian Air Force receives first two T-345As

Leonardo handed over its first two T-345A jet trainers to the Italian Air Force on December 22 – kickstarting the delivery of 18 examples to the service

Textron to deliver 12 T-6C Texan IIs to Thailand

Textron Aviation Defense announced on September 28 that it will supply 12 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II training aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), with deliveries scheduled to begin in late 2022

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Aircraft Report: T-1A Jayhawk

For almost 30 years, Raytheon’s T-1A Jayhawk has provided USAF student pilots with advanced flying training before they transition to the service’s airlift and tanker aircraft

Montenegro to acquire two Bell 505s

The Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopters, becoming the first military operator to procure the type.

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Swedish Road Trip!

Sweden has taken a very different stance when it comes to the global coronavirus pandemic and in April the Swedish Air Force participated in a road operations exercise to demonstrate how it can maintain readiness even in times of great stress.

Leonardo to supply electronics for Spanish PC-21s

Pilatus has contracted Leonardo to provide electronic components for the Ejército del Aire’s (Spanish Air Force’s) future PC-21 single-engine turboprop trainer fleet.