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Second Iwakuni-based F-35B squadron declares Full Operational Capability

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 has reached Full Operational Capability and is ready to support its full complement of intended missions

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Norse Gatwick flights – launch info revealed

The latest transatlantic challenger airline has confirmed when it will start flying from London.

US approves sale of 23 CH-47Fs to Egypt

A possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of 23 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and related equipment, an estimated cost of $2.6bn, has been approved by the US State Department.

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Investigators find cause of Navy Wings Sea Fury crash

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has concluded its inquiry into a crash of a Hawker Sea Fury T Mk 20.

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Romanian MiG-21 fleet gains one-year lease of life as operations resume

After suspending all flight activities with its ageing MiG-21 LanceR B/C fleet on April 15 for safety reasons, the Romanian Air Force has resumed operations with the Cold War-era fighter for a one-year period, after which the type will be withdrawn from service

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New consultation on Gatwick expansion plans

Bosses at London/Gatwick have confirmed there will be a further consulting period linked to the airport’s expansion proposals.

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Manchester adds Middle Eastern link

The Northwest hub now offers routes from six Gulf airlines

Boeing begins new A-10C wing deliveries to USAF

Boeing announced on May 25 that, in partnership with sub-contractor Korean Aerospace Industries and other key suppliers, it has delivered the first new wing set for the A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet to the US Air Force.

Dutch Fokker successfully completes flight debut

Fokker D.XXI PH-XXI, an airworthy rebuild of the Dutch World War Two fighter, made a successful debut flight from Hoogeveen in the Netherlands on May 23.

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New RAF Typhoon radar still planned for introduction by 2030

The next step of the planned European Common Radar System Mark 2 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, intended to be fitted to Royal Air Force Typhoon multi-role fighters, will see the completion of a prototype system ahead of manufacturer testing