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Malaysia pushes forward with ATR 72 MPA acquisition
The Malaysian MOD formally inked a contract with Leonardo for the acquisition of two ATR 72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft platforms during a ceremony that took place during the biennially-held Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition in Malaysia on May 25
Zimbabwe takes delivery of 18 Russian-built Ansat helicopters
The government of Zimbabwe took delivery of 18 Kazan Helicopters Ansat multi-purpose light helicopters in one time during a ceremony at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare on May 18
NASA readies ex-USMC F/A-18D for chase mission ahead of X-59 testing
A former USMC-operated F/A-18D Hornet that was acquired by NASA from the US Navy in 2021 has been rolled out at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center – a part of Edwards AFB in California – after being rejuvenated and repainted ahead of its planned use in supporting the testing of the administration’s X-59 QueSST technology demonstrator
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 147
Welcome to the 146th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Argentine Navy scraps plan to reactivate ex-French Super Étendards
The Argentine Navy has abandoned plans to reactivate the five former French Fleet Air Arm-operated Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard IVM naval strike fighters that were purchased in 2019, as the nation is unable to return the aircraft to operational service
The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (Part Two)
Welcome to part two of our Ultimate Airline Logos quiz!
After last week's 'airlines of yesteryear' theme, this time we bring you a mixture of (potentially) lesser known, unusual, and downright obscure passenger and cargo carriers plying their trade somewhere in the world today.
Best of luck!
Reflecting on the British Aerospace ATP after European ops end
It is no more, it has ceased to be, it is bereft of life, it rests in peace… This is an ex-parrot. Well, in Europe at least... Stephen Skinner looks back at the the budgie’s big brother – the British Aerospace ATP
KLM 777 makes emergency landing in Dubai
A Boeing 777-206(ER) of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flying from Bangkok to Amsterdam has diverted into Dubai.
Flying Hurricane ‘boat busters’ in India
In an extract from her new book on the Hurricane, Jacky Hyams tells the story of Canadian pilot Jim Ashworth and his time flying Hurricane IID ‘boat busters’ in India.
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Historic Aviation Quiz: de Havilland Edition
How much do you know about de Havilland? Try our specially-themed quiz to find out!
Just Flight 146 Professional for MSFS upgraded
Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional, adding failures simulation, pushback controls, HF aerials, improved performance and various enhancements.
Navigraph releases Avionics Plugin for MSFS
The Avionics Plugin seamlessly integrates Navigraph airport charts and SimBrief flight plans into the G3000 and G5000 avionics used in the default TBM 930 and Cessna Citation Longitude in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Embraer EMB 121 Xingu takes flight in MSFS
BRsimDesigns has announced the Embraer EMB 121 Xingu for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.