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US Navy completes Poseidon transition in active-duty units

Patrol Squadron 40 (VP-40) “Fighting Marlins” has received its ninth and final Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, completing the US Navy’s transition from the Lockheed P-3C Orion in its active-duty units.

First Nigerian A-29 receives combat colours

Nigeria’s first Embraer Defense and Security/Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) A-29B Super Tucano has rolled out of the paint shop, sporting its Nigerian Air Force (NAF) colours.

Honeywell Aerospace

Coronavirus: Could this Machine Make Flying Safer?

Leading aerospace firm, Honeywell has revealed a new type of aircraft cleaning technology that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect cabins.

Ryanair

Ryanair, BA and easyJet Launch Joint Legal Action Over Quarantine Measures

Three of Europe’s largest airlines have launched legal action against the UK government over its “flawed” 14-day quarantine measures.

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE 1918-2020

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE, one of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 101.

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.

Airliner Classic: Airbus A300 – the beginning for a giant

Airliner Classic: Airbus A300 – the beginning for a giant

key.aero reviews the development of the model that represented Airbus’s first entry into the commercial aviation market.

Bell Boeing team delivers 400th V-22 Osprey

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received its 53rd Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor – a milestone that marks the 400th delivery of a V-22 in the history of the programme.

UK extends Chinook deployment in Mali

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has once again extended the deployment of Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Chinook HC5 helicopters and personnel to Mali.

MilViz – Beechcraft Baron B55 and E55

MilViz – Beechcraft Baron B55 and E55

MilViz takes on one of flight simulation’s favourite aircraft

StormBreaker makes Super Hornet test debut

Raytheon Missiles and Defense, alongside the US Navy, has completed the first guided release of its GBU-53/B StormBreaker air-launched, precision-guided glide bomb from a Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

Canadian Hornet upgrade approved by US

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of new munitions and radar systems to Canada, as the nation seeks to extend the life of its legacy Hornet fleet.

Belgium brings forward B-Hunter UAV retirement

The Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it will retire its Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) B-Hunter reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) four months earlier than planned.

Flight Recorders

The Lava-Proof Box Aviation Couldn’t Do Without

Designed to withstand temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius and the weight of a rhino, black boxes have assisted air crash investigators for the last 50 years. But, as Thomas Haynes discovers, their future could be even more impressive…

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

The NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) has contracted Safran Helicopter Engines to support 276 Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft engines, the powerplant of Germany and Norway’s NH90 fleets.