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The Grumman Wildcat

A major contributor to US success in World War Two’s Pacific theatre, and a popular machine in British Fleet Air Arm hands, the Grumman Wildcat was a reliable and robust aircraft which led to the development of the even more effective Hellcat.

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Engine re-installed in Shuttleworth Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V AR501 in the Shuttleworth Collection’s...

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Super Constellation on its way to Australia

Lockheed Super Constellation N4247K Winky’s Fish completed...

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Briefings

The Ejército Argentino (Argentine Army) has retired its five...

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Rare World War Two ‘pillbox’ defences found near airport

One of the two Mushroom type pillboxes discovered recently near...

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Troubled times in the Special Administrative Region

Gordon Arthur examines the forces of the Hong Kong Garrison...

Rolls-Royce unveils Tempest engine technology details

Rolls-Royce, has unveiled the first details of the “world-first technology” that will be incorporated into the Tempest next-generation fighter aircraft.

Leonardo wins US Navy next-gen training helicopter contract

The US Navy has selected Leonardo Helicopters’ TH-119 – now TH-73A – as the winner of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) contest – replacing its ageing fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers as the service’s next-generation training helicopters.

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Virgin Plans Heathrow Growth

VIRGIN ATLANTIC is expanding its presence at London/Heathrow...

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Green Light for Sheremetyevo Concession

MOSCOW/SHEREMETYEVO is set to invest in the construction of stateowned...

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Emirates and Etihad Merger Ruled Out

SHEIKH AHMED bin Saeed al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of Emirates,...

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Spirit Introducing Wi-Fi

ULTRA LOW-COST CARRIER (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has unveiled plans...

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JAL to Add Low-Cost Long-Haul Offshoot

JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) intends to establish a low-cost long-haul...

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