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Military

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.

WESCAM MX-20 successfully integrated onto MQ-9

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) and L3Harris Technologies have successfully integrated the WESCAM MX-20 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) system onto an MQ-9 unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).

Boeing contracted to support for British AH-64Es

The US Department of Defense has announced it has contracted Boeing to provide support services for the UK’s future AH-64E attack helicopter fleet.

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Commercial

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Testing times

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

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A pilgrimage to the Pyrenees

The French town of Lourdes is renowned globally as a destination of religious pilgrimage. However, in the aviation industry, its airport is synonymous with aircraft storage and scrap. In the second instalment of this series, Sebastian Thoma provides a remarkable snapshot of Tarbes–Lourdes Airport from both the air and the ground

Norwegian begins “reorganisation process” in Norway

The troubled airline makes another legal move in an attempt to safeguard is future

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Historic

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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

Battle of Britain statue found

Leicestershire police have published a plea to find the rightful owner of the 30-year-old commemorative anniversary bust... do you recognise it?

The operational history of Vulcan XH558

She turned out to be the gentle giant at the heart of the Cold War despite much more serious intentions. This is the story of XH558, one of Britain’s most loved and missed aircraft

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 5

This issue covers some more advanced skills that are essential...

Flight Sim World released!

Dovetail Games’ Flight Sim World has finally been released...

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The Capital of the Tyrol

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

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.