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Historic

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F-111 bomber unveiled at Australian air base

General Dynamics F-111C A8-142 was unveiled at RAAF base Wagga...

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Former Swiss Air Force Pilatus to fly in Belgium

Pilatus P.3-05 D-EPCI has been acquired by a pair of Belgian...

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A New Dawn

Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ was recently the subject of an...

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Turning the Tide

Warren E Thompson describes the exploits of some of the American...

Aussie Comper Swift completed

The 90hp Pobjoy Niagaraon Swift VH-UVC being run for the first...

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Military

US contracts Korean Air to provide A-10 support

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Korean Airlines to provide support for USAF Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) A-10C Thunderbolt IIs stationed in South Korea.

French Air Force Rafale F3-R gains IOC

The Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) has declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its F3-R-standard Dassault Rafale multi-role fighter.

GA-ASI begins MQ-9 demonstration in Greece

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has started a series of MQ-9B SeaGuardian demonstration flights at Larissa air base, Greece.

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Commercial

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Airbus Deliveries

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo....

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Bombardier’s Network Builder

Revealed to the world in November 1997, the Bombardier Q400 –...

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Ready for Business

Embraer’s senior management team is confident certification...

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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American Lease

Seen in Palma de Mallorca on May 19, Arizona-based Swift Air’s...

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."