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COMPILER: MIKEHOOKS Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation...

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AEROPLANE MEETS ROLF MEUM

As the son of a flying father, it was no surprise that this amiable...

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Supermarine Swift put on display with Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Personnel from Jet Art Aviation remove Swift WK275 from its position...

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French museum works on Nord Noratlas

Nord 2501 Noratlas 160 has recently undergone some refurbishment...

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Six C-27 Spartans on their way to US museum

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk N906KM is next in line to be restored. ...

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Military

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.

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.

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Commercial

Euro MALE unveiled

Two images of the European medium altitude long endurance remotely...

Insitu updates ScanEagle

Boeing subsidiary Insitu unveiled the ScanEagle3 at the recent...

A330 rate cut

Airbus has rolled out the first A330-900neo for another operator,...

Anglo-American airpower: transatlantic hybrid

UNITED STATES F-35B Lightning II ZM148 (c/n BK-14) on the...

Commando Merlin

Ian Harding details the upgrade of the UK Merlin HC3 transport...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."