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Historic

Chipmunk pair find new homes in Belgium

Two DHC Chipmunks are under new ownership in Belgium

Shuttleworth to start season with a belter

Fury biplane among stars lined up for Best of British show

Historic '9/11' Cessna for USAF museum

Ex-Civil Air Patrol 172 becomes latest exhibit at Wright-Patterson

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Vulcan Edition

The mighty Avro Vulcan - how much do you know about the world-famous delta?

Polikarpov returns to flight in Spain

There was good news for the Spanish historic aircraft scene recently when a rare Polikarpov returned to the skies

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Military

Win RIAT tickets, worth £150

AirForces Monthly and Combat Aircraft Journal have teamed up with the Royal International Air Tattoo to offer one lucky reader a pair of general admission tickets, worth £150, for Sunday, July 21. 

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Secretive US CL600 visits Sri Lanka

The US Department of Defense (DOD) sent a Bombardier CL600-2B16 maritime surveillance aircraft to Sri Lanka as part of a joint training programme focusing on ISR operations from March 12-14.

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First six Rafales delivered to the Croatian Air Force

The first six of 12 Dassault Rafale F3-Rs for the Croatian Air Force were flown to Croatia on April 25.

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Commercial

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Qantas welcomes Airbus A220

Qantas introduced the carrier’s first two Airbus A220-300s on March 1, 2024. The carrier’s QantasLink subsidiary operated aircraft, VH-X4A (c/n 55253) and VH-X4B (c/n 55269), from Melbourne to Canberra and Brisbane.

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Sikorsky to flight-test HEX

Sikorsky plans to flight-test a distinctive new aircraft called HEX – a hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) demonstrator with a tilt-wing.

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C919 goes on tour

The COMAC C919 airliner, China’s equivalent of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, travelled beyond its home country for the first time in February 2024 as the manufacturer began a sales tour.

KLM tweaks livery for A321neo arrival

Dutch flag carrier KLM has unveiled a livery update for its incoming Airbus A321neo fleet.

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Aviation News May 2024

May 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format headlines with Little Jets in the East End and finds out why London City and Embraer are a perfect match

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Flight Simulation

Bundaberg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Impulse Simulations has announced Bundaberg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Old Warden Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from Burning Blue Design is Old Warden Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

DCS: Afghanistan now available for pre-purchase

Eagle Dynamics has announced DCS: Afghanistan is now available for pre-purchase.

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