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Historic

Watch the first trailer for war epic ‘Masters Of The Air’

Apple TV+ has unveiled the first teaser for its highly anticipated, nine-episode series

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Lockheed Constellation

With Key.Aero celebrating Lockheed's world changing Constellation, we dedicate this week’s quiz to what is perhaps one of – if not the – most elegant propliners to ever grace the skies…

Engine and taxi trials for Helldiver

Fagen Fighters has completed initial engine and taxi runs in its Curtiss Helldiver

Cougar is spruced up at Texan museum

Work to repaint Grumman F-9F8 Cougar 131063 is now under way at Slaton’s Texas Air Museum

Britain’s first ‘ace’ highlighted in new film

A new independent film about the exploits of Britain’s first ‘ace’ pilot, Maj Lanoe Hawker, will be released on the anniversary of his death, November 23, 2023

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Military

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AirForces Monthly January 2024

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NAS JRB Fort Worth bids farewell to final ‘Viper’

The last F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 457th Fighter Squadron ‘Spads’ – a component of Air Force Reserve Command’s 301st Fighter Wing – departed Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth, Texas, on December 4

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France offering Rafale fighters to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

Multiple media reports suggest that France is offering the Dassault Rafale to the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and have been working on a sales campaign for “several months”

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Commercial

Ultimate Thomas Cook Airlines Quiz!

September 23 marks the fourth anniversary of the collapse of UK charter and scheduled carrier Thomas Cook Airlines. This week, we test your knowledge of the history of the much-loved airline.

“It was a bet the company type decision”: The inside story of Bombardier’s big C Series gamble

The Bombardier C Series, now known as the Airbus A220, reached a significant milestone this month, marking ten years since its inaugural flight. In this exclusive interview, Thomas Haynes delves into the aircraft's history and development with Rob Dewar, a pivotal figure in its creation and Airbus Canada’s senior vice president of A220 customer satisfaction, services and product policy.

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Looking back on CS100 launch customer’s first year of ops

In the June 2017 issue of Airliner World, Peter Koch, C Series Fleet Chief, talked to James Ronayne about Swiss International Airlines’ first year of operations with Bombardier’s innovative short-haul airliner. 

Major development in reopening of Doncaster Sheffield Airport

The plan to reopen Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has moved one step closer to reality after the City of Doncaster Council gave the green light for the project.

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When the first Bombardier CS300 entered service with airBaltic

In the February 2017 issue of Aviation News, Barry Woods-Turner reported from the handover ceremony of the first CS300 to be delivered to an airline, while John Pagni experienced a flight on the new jetliner.

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Flight Simulation

Unleashing the DCS: F-4E Phantom II

Heatblur Simulations has announced the DCS: F-4E Phantom II is now available in Early Access.

Shorts 330 takes flight in MSFS

Black Box Simulation has released the Shorts 330 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

France VFR - South-East VFR Airports released

This France VFR expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator adds a collection of 33 VFR airports and airfields in the southeast of France, with photorealistic buildings, detailed textures, ground markings and airport charts.

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IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".