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ANALYSIS: Is NATO's NFTE training initiative feasible?

Launched in June 2020, the NATO initiative to create a military pilot training network across the European continent is still being regarded as an undertaking with uncertain prospects. We look at the evolving business case, aimed at offering cost-efficient multinational training solutions

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Twilight Years of Cypriot Hinds?

Cyprus has been a well-established Mil Mi-35P operator since 2001. However, due to spares shortages, overhaul demands and budget woes, the future of the Hind-F in the Cypriot National Guard's ranks remain uncertain, as we explain

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Bulgaria's Marginal Capability

Having once boasted a 44-strong Hind fleet, the Bulgarian Air Force's attack helicopter capability was cut in half in 1999 and later reduced to just six Mi-24Vs, with just two examples being airworthy at any one time. We provide expert analysis on Bulgaria's remaining Hind fleet

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France orders nine more Pilatus PC-21s

Pilatus Aircraft announced on July 16 that the French Air and Space Force has ordered an additional nine PC-21s, adding to the 17 examples purchased by France in 2017 for training purposes

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European airports' impending capacity crunch

Airports across the UK and Europe are poised for a looming capacity crunch as both COVID-19 and ongoing environmental concerns have halted most expansion plans. Callum Tennant investigates what this could mean and looks at how sustainable technologies could overcome such challenges

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US Army's 1st CAB returns to Europe

The US Army's 1st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is on its second deployment to Europe for Operation Atlantic Resolve. We report on the arrival of more than 80 helicopters to the continent

United expands European route network

Following Spain’s announcement to reopen the country to vaccinated travellers, the airline has added and increased services to the region

Antonov assembles first An-178 fuselage for Ukraine

Antonov revealed on May 20 that it has completed the fuselage assembly for the first of three An-178-100P medium-lift strategic transports, which are destined to be delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force

USAF deploys four B-52Hs to Spain

A quartet of Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers from the USAF’s 2nd Bomb Wing have arrived at Morón Air Base in southern Spain as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment to the region

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Lisbon eyes the Super Tucano

Embraer’s Super Tucano light attack aircraft could be on the shopping list of the Portuguese Air Force given its current good relationship with the company and the aircraft’s presence at Monte Real Air Base in November