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Historic

Super Pinto changes hands – it will fly with the CAF

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced the latest addition to its collection – former US Navy Temco TT-1 Pinto N4486L

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Stuka is subject of ambitious return-to-flight project

The Hudson, Massachusetts-based American Heritage Museum has acquired the substantial remains of a former Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 D-5 Stuka – and wants to return it to the skies

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Which was best? The USAAF's main European theatre fighters compared

Debate still rages about which was the US Army Air Forces’ best fighter in the European theatre of operations. But is it even possible to reach a meaningful verdict?

DA4 leaves Duxford for new Cosford home

The fourth Eurofighter Typhoon prototype, ZH590 (better known as DA4) has moved from IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire to the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering at RAF Cosford, Shropshire

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Military

Lockheed Martin rolls out first C-130J-30 for New Zealand

Lockheed Martin formally rolled out the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at its production facility in Marietta, Georgia, on February 15

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US finally approves sale of F-16 Block 70s to Turkey

After a two-year delay, Turkey has finally gained approval from the US government to acquire 40 new-build F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and 79 F-16V upgrade kits in a deal worth approximately $23bn

Australian Wedgetail touches down at RAF Lossiemouth

A Royal Australian Air Force Boeing E-7A Wedgetail, A30-002, touched down at RAF Lossiemouth today (February 16, 2024).

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Commercial

Embraer gets go-ahead for London City E195-E2 ops

Embraer’s E195-E2 airliner has been granted steep approach certification for London City Airport, the manufacturer has announced.

Airbus widebodies for Egyptair

The carrier is bolstering its long-haul fleet

Air Baltic boosts Airbus A220 fleet

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer has described Air Baltic as “an ambassador for the A220” after the airline announced an order for 30 additional -300s, with purchase rights for a further 20 on the first day of the Dubai Airshow.

The Hub airports and their regions. Strategic synergy as a key to success conference

How can we plan and shape the regions around airports?

Riyadh Air unveils second livery

Riyadh Air has digitally unveiled its second livery at the Dubai Airshow ahead of its 2025 launch.

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Flight Simulation

Antarctica Vol. 2 released

Aerosoft has announced Antarctica Vol. 2 - Australian Casey and Skiways for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Coyote Estate for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Scenery developer //42 has announced 42CE - Coyote Estate for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Orbx releases Gladstone Airport

Created by indie developer Rob Byrne, YGLA Gladstone Airport is the latest addition to Orbx's Australian airport collection.

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CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."