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Examining Juniper Oak: The largest US-Israel joint exercise

After Israel and the United States joined forces for one of the largest ever joint exercises, Babak Taghvaee reflects on the objectives of Juniper Oak

Canada’s first Airbus CC-330 rolled out as delivery nears

The Canadian Department of National Defence shared an initial image of the first of two Airbus CC-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports sporting its operational white, red and blue livery ahead of its planned delivery to the Royal Canadian Air Force this summer

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Switzerland bids fond farewell to world's only civil-operated Mirage IIIDS

The end of an era was marked at Payerne Air Base in Switzerland on May 25, when former Swiss Air Force-operated Dassault Mirage IIIDS (ex-serial J-2012, now registered as HB-RDF) – the only airworthy, civil-registered example of the fighter in the world – completed its final flight

Poland buys Hellfire missiles to arm future AW149, AH-64E fleets

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak announced on May 30 that the nation has signed a deal with the US government to buy AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to equip its future Leonardo Helicopters AW149 and Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter fleets

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GALLERY: French Dassault Rafales defending Europe's eastern flank

French Air and Space Force Dassault Rafales recently took over as the augmenting nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing. Bartek Bera looks at the Rafale’s role in defending Europe’s Eastern flank

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What has made the A330 Airbus' most successful widebody

In the February 2015 issue of Aviation News, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren charted the rise of the Airbus A330, from A300 replacement to the modern day neo

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US-bound Air India 777 forced to divert into Russia

An Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was forced to divert into Magadan Airport (GDX) in Russia yesterday (June 6).

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Behind the scenes of A321XLR certification

Airbus has plenty of experience when it comes to testing and approving new aircraft types, but that doesn’t make the process any less complex. Airliner World’s Craig West goes behind the scenes of the manufacturer’s A321XLR certification campaign to find out more

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Historic Aviation Quiz: The X-15

With June 8, 2023 marking the 64th anniversary of the first unpowered flight of North American’s hypersonic X-15, we dedicate this week’s historic aviation quiz to the X-Plane that “bounced off the atmosphere” while being flown by one of the legends of mankind…

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How to keep a Canberra

In early 2022 it was announced that Canberra PR.9 XH135 was up for disposal. Ex-PR.9 navigator Ken Delve explains his interest… and how he went on to acquire the aircraft

The Fighter Collection's Gladiator back in the air

Inter-war fighter flies again at Duxford for first time since 2017

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Flight Simulation

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XIII review

In this review, we explore the vast area of Oceania and discover what the latest World Update from Microsoft has to offer.

X-Plane lands in Jacksonville

FSDesigns has released KJAX Jacksonville International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12.

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Rebuilding An-225: How Microsoft is helping resurrect Mriya

Work is well underway to revive the iconic An-225 following its destruction in the opening days of the war in Ukraine.

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Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

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RAF Cosford Air Show


Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "The RAF Cosford Air Show will include an action-packed flying display, including powerful demonstrations of modern military aircraft from the Royal Air Force and international military partners. There will be captivating appearances from iconic aircraft and adrenaline pumping aerobatic displays. On the ground, there will be a huge assortment on static display for you to view up close, including some which you will be able to sit inside."

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Pretoria, South Africa

The organiser's describe this event as: "Southern Africa’s premier event for the General Aviation industry that covers the full spectrum of services and products for the sector, is the platform to showcase the best that the General Aviation sector has to offer."



Rionegro, Colombia

The event website states: "F-AIR Colombia has become one of the most important events in the civil aviation and defense industry, in addition to being a fundamental engine in the reactivation of the aerospace sector by offering activities such as: academic agenda, trade show, business conferences, aircraft exhibition, networking and air shows."