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Profile: The SR-71 Blackbird

So secretive that it was classified for the first 10 years of its existence, Lockheed Martin’s iconic aircraft could cruise on the edge of space and outpace incoming missiles. Even now, over 20 years after being retired from service, no aircraft has ever flown higher or faster

How Old Are the World's Airlines?

Here's how long some of the best-known airlines have been around - and there are few surprises.

USAF orders first F-15EX batch in $1.2bn deal

Boeing has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) for its first lot of eight F-15EX multi-role fighters, in a deal worth roughly US$1.2bn.

How to Start an Airline

For those passionate about aviation, running an airline could be the perfect career choice. The only problem is that few businesses have as many variables and challenges as airlines, so starting one is incredibly difficult and making it profitable in the long run, is much harder.

Italian Predator Bs pass flight milestone in Kuwait

Italian Air Force MQ-9A Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS), currently deployed at the Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait, have passed 10,000 flight hours in support of military operations in the region.

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

For 25 years, this incredible military transport aircraft has been vital for the US Air Force, among others. Watch our video about it…

Jordanian UH-60M purchase gets US approval

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopter and related equipment to Jordan.

When the RAF Vampire became a record-breaker

On July 14 1948, six Vampires overcame 150mph headwinds, Icelandic sea fog and the US Air Force to set a new standard for jet aircraft. Chris Croot recalls the story…

RAF modifies pilot training for Reaper, Protector

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has unveiled a new, improved personnel training pathway for unmanned aerial system (UAS) pilots ahead of the arrival of its new Protector RG1 platform.

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The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) - CANCELLED

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Duluth Air & Aviation Expo 2020

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Duluth, United States

The Duluth Air & Aviation Expo returns in 2020, with the US Air Force Thunderbirds headlining the flying display.

Farnborough International Airshow - CANCELLED

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020

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The EAA's AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this summer, with expectations of more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world across show days.