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Military

USAF B-2s return to Europe

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers have arrived in Europe as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment.

Exercises Frisian Flag, Cold Response cancelled due to COVID-19

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cancelled Exercise Frisian Flag – which was due to be hosted at Leeuwarden Air Base from March 23 to April 3 – in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Mildenhall Latest

Since Aviation News last reported on plans for RAF Mildenhall on February 14, the previously announced closure programme has been paused.

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High-End in Hawaii

Combat Aircraft Journal heads to Hawaii to witness Exercise ‘Sentry Aloha’ as the resident Raptors go up against visiting fighters for valuable dissimilar training.

First Alaskan F-35A takes flight

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined to operate from Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, has flown for the first time.

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Commercial

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Aviation transformations

Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s

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The Baron’s 2021 predictions

We’ve enlisted our good friend Baron Felix von Tempelhof to highlight some topics to keep on your radar for the year ahead…

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Testing times

Gordon Smith catches up with Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana...

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Historic

What makes the Vulcan so special?

Ben Dunnell, Editor of Aeroplane, and Jamie Ewan, Editor of Aviation News, discuss the Vulcan’s impact on aviation engineering…

The design genius of the Vulcan

What made the Avro Vulcan bomber so far ahead of its time? Designed just five years after the Lancaster, it’s incredible to understand the advancements that were made in such a short time

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Your Historic Aviation five-a-day

Kicking off our daily series of historic photographs from our archive, we commemorate 86 years to the day since the Bristol Blenheim took to the air for the first time

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Flight Simulation

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The Capital of the Tyrol

ORBX INNSBRUCK (LOWI) Scenery add-on for FSX, FSX: Steam...

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Cockpit Building

Jessica Bannister-Pearce breaks down her cockpit building marathon...

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Queen of the Skies II

The Boeing 747 started with a handshake. Following the massive success of the 707 and the rapid expansion in air travel, Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe wanted an even bigger aircraft.......

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