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Vertical limits – BlueBird Aero Systems and VTOL technology

Militaries worldwide are moving to the adoption of fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial systems capabilities Joe Charlaff speaks with BlueBird Aero Systems on emerging trends

KC-46A Pegasus approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers

The KC-46A Pegasus has been approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers following a decision by Gen Mike Minihan, commander of US Air Mobility Command (AMC), to allow another interim capability release (ICR) mission set for the tanker

6 Epitomising the type’s low-level role, the last Vulcan built, B2 XM657, formates with a cameraship for a photo sortie. This aircraft was conversely the first to receive, in 1979, the new wrap-around camouflage. CROWN COPYRIGHT Feature Premium

End of the deterrent V-Force

As the 1960s drew on, times changed for the ‘V-force’. No more was it a triumvirate of types, and no longer was the strategic nuclear deterrent to the fore

RAF receives seventh Poseidon MRA1

The RAF took delivery of its seventh Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 on October 19, when the maritime patrol aircraft arrived at its home station of RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, following an Atlantic crossing from Boeing’s facility near Seattle, Washington

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USAF wants to equip frontline units with Angry Kitten EW systems

Adversaries’ radars are getting so much better so fast that the USAF is struggling to keep up. However, a new system called Angry Kitten could help the service get ahead of the game

Frequentis Orthogon and Micro Nav enhance ATCO training

Frequentis Orthogon and Micro Nav have joined forces to offer the next generation of simulation controller working position (SimCWP)

easyJet opens first lounge

Low-cost carrier easyJet has opened its first airport lounge, the jointly branded ‘The Gateway by easyJet & No1 Lounges’, at London Gatwick

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Aircraft refurb: the pros and cons

Aircraft refurbishing is increasingly popular, as airlines aim to cut costs and minimise environmental impact. Tom Batchelor looks at this booming sector

Alstef wins Almaty BHS contract

Alstef Group is to install the baggage handling system at the international terminal of Kazakhstan’s new Almaty International Airport

Elenium and Micro-X trial screening portal

Australia’s Elenium Automation has signed a contract with X-ray technology specialist Micro-X to introduce innovative security processing into airports around the world