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Historic

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SOUTH AFRICAN Mossies

STEVE MACLEAN EXPLAINS HOW 60 SQUADRON SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE...

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Turning a Jaguar from an eyesore to an exhibit

Hugh Trevor talks to Ron Fulton about turning a Jaguar from an eyesore to an exhibit

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New exhibition opens at Norwegian museum

Some of the exhibits at the Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, with Islander...

Helicopter prototype destined for new home

Bristol Type 173 XF785 has been acquired by Aerospace Bristol,...

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Comper Swift joins civil register in New Zealand

Currently being restored to fly at Jay McIntyre and Graham Orphan’s...

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Military

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.

Northrop Grumman contracted for Joint STARS sustainment work

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Northrop Grumman to continue sustainment and modification work for its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

US approves F-35B sale to Singapore

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to 12 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) multi-role stealth fighters to Singapore.

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Commercial

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From BLADES to BROADSWORD

From its base at Sywell in the heart of Northamptonshire, 2Excel Aviation has developed a strong reputation for delivering aeronautical solutions and ‘doing difficult things well’. Airliner World’s Craig West reports

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Asian Joint Venture

Vietnam Airlines has signed an MOU with Singapore-based ST Aerospace...

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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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Upcoming Events

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

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."