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Historic

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STARS OF THE BIG SCREEN: Catch-22

With 16 North American B-25 Mitchells, the aerial armada assembled for the movie adaptation...

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AEROPLANE MEETS... Lang Kidby

England-to-Australia flights in both Vickers Vimy replica and original Avro Avian...

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THE AEROPLANE: News from November 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - IN SERVICE

From front-line fighter to famed film flyer...

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World War II’s rocket-powered fighter jet

A wonder in principle… a flop in practice: Key.Aero remembers the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, a 700mph single-seater that was ahead of its time

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Military

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Keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the project keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

USMC F/A-18C unit VMFA-312 deploy to Poland

After participating in major multinational NATO training exercise, Cold Response 22, Boeing F/A-18C Hornets from USMC VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ have deployed to Lask Air Base in Poland

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Stingers and UAVs part of latest US package to Ukraine

The latest round of military aid deliveries from the US to Ukraine will include Stinger man-portable air defence systems and uncrewed aerial vehicles, as potential Russian war crimes in the country are uncovered

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Commercial

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Boeing Breaks Off Embraer Tie-up

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer has accused Boeing of making “false claims” to justify terminating a $4bn deal to acquire the firm’s commercial aircraft business. The US airframer said it exercised its rights after Embraer “did not satisfy the necessary conditions”.

Distance flown out of UK’s airports drops by 84 million miles a month because of COVID-19

Incredible data reveals the true scale of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial aviation.

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Airports of the World Issue 89 - May-June 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 89 - May-June 2020

Are Airports the Next Smart Cities?

Airports globally are recognized as being similar to smart cities, as they focus on delivering improvements to operations, sustainability, experience and business vitality.

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Embraer’s E-Jet E2 family: The next generation

Soon to come under Boeing’s wing, the popular Embraer E-Jet series of regional airliners has been refreshed...

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Flight Simulation

Mumbai Prepar3D

Software Studio, Stinn Pacific has announced VABB Chhatrapati International Airport Mumbai is now available for Prepar3D version 4.

Zagreb Professional Out Now

Aerosoft has released Zagreb Professional for Prepar3D version 4.

Vitoria-Foronda for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Vitoria-Foronda XP for X-Plane 11 is now available.

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Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."