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Briefings

To mark this year’s Comic Relief charity fundraising campaign,...

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Grumman Goose to be restored in Sweden

Grumman JRF-5 Goose 37810 (formerly NC79901) awaiting restoration...

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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

THE PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM RECENTLY HELD A SPECIAL EVENT TO...

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Massacre

The US flew the Buffalo on one day during the Battle of Midway....

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DEVILS in Retirement

LOCKHEED’S P-38 LIGHTNING — THE ‘FORK-TAILED DEVIL’ —...

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Military

Modification work begins on new “Air Force One”

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has announced that the first of two Boeing 747-8s to be modified to VC-25B standard to become a new “Air Force One”, has begun.

Australia releases shortlist for Shadow 200 replacement

The Australian Army has shortlisted four companies to compete in providing a replacement for its AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) under its Project LAND 129 campaign.

India paves way for Tejas Mk1A procurement

India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has finalised the procurement of 83 indigenously produced Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk1A light fighters.

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Commercial

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Capacity Boost for RJA

ROYAL JORDANIAN Airlines has received a significant increase...

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LATAM Spreads its Wings

LATAM AIRLINES is set to further expand its presence in Europe...

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In brief

Vietnamese start-up airline, Bamboo Airways has announced a commitment...

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First European PC-24 Delivered

Business Aviation FORMER NESTLÉ Group chairman and CEO...

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Power Struggles

A new generation of powerful and more efficient engines are now...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."