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Aviation News June 2020

Welcome to Aviation News June 2020

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Return of the Blackjack

The Tupolev Tu-160 is the world’s largest combat aircraft...

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Junkers Ju 252 and ‘352: Replacing Aunty Ju

The successor to the famous Ju 52/3m trimotor was the Ju 252...

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Reinforcing the UK: USAF Cold War Fighter Deployments

From the late 1970s, the USAF’s Tactical Air Command developed detailed deployment plans...

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Cessna’s ‘Push-Me Pull-You’ Skymasters

The Cessna 336 and 337 combined twin-engine performance with...

RAF Chinooks pass flight hour milestone in Mali ops

British CH-47 Chinook HC5 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters deployed in Mali, West Africa, have flown more than 2,000 operational flight hours in support of French-led counterinsurgency missions.

Ultimate 787 Updated

QualityWings has released Service Pack 3 (Version 1.3.0) for the Ultimate 787 Collection.

Doha Rolls Out Hi-Tech Helmets and Robots in COVID-19 Battle

Qatar’s Hamad International is implementing the latest technologies in an effort to optimise passenger and employee safety for post-COVID-19 travel. The airport plans to use robots and advanced thermal screening helmets as part of measures being introduced for when flying resumes.

Second loss at Eglin AFB this week, as F-35A crashes

A USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter – belonging to the 58th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Gorillas’ – has crashed upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

Leonardo M-345 gains Italian certification

Italy’s Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s certification authority) has issued initial certification for Leonardo’s M-345 advanced jet training aircraft.

Upcoming Events

Kazakhstan Defence Exhibition (KADEX) - CANCELLED

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Yesil District, Kazakhstan

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled to limit the spread of COVID-19.

USAF Academy Graduation 2020

U.S. Air Force Academy, United States

The annual graduation ceremony for students of the US Air Force. Typically accompanied with a flypast from the USAF Thunderbirds.

Anderson Regional Airshow - CANCELLED

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Anderson, United States

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled to limit to spread of COVID-19.

Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend 2020

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Reading, United States

An event which sees the gathering of historic aircraft, mainly warbirds, at Reading Regional Airport, Pennsylvania, returns on this years airshow calendar.