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Military

USAF Reapers arrive in Estonia

In co-operation with the Estonian government, the USAF has deployed MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), personnel and support equipment to Amari air base, Estonia.

RAF adapts BAe 146 CC3s for medical use

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has announced that a pair of BAe 146 CC3 tactical transports – operated by No 32 (The Royal) Squadron from RAF Northolt in west London – have been modified to provide a medical mission.

USAF moves closer to finalising T-7A Red Hawk design

Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) have recently conducted both the Aircraft Critical Design Review (CDR) and the System CDR for the T-7A Red Hawk next-generation advanced jet trainer.

UK extends Chinook deployment in Mali

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has once again extended the deployment of Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Chinook HC5 helicopters and personnel to Mali.

Bell Boeing team delivers 400th V-22 Osprey

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received its 53rd Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor – a milestone that marks the 400th delivery of a V-22 in the history of the programme.

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Commercial

Loganair chief executive reveals future fleet strategy

Made up of Saabs, ATRs and Embraers, the Scottish carrier’s roster is a patchwork of various types. But is this a deliberate tactic and what does the future have in store? In part two of Key.Aero’s exclusive interview with Jonathan Hinkles, the airline’s chief executive, we find out

Bombardier to end Learjet production this year

Nearly 60 years after first entering service, the ultimate flying symbol of luxury has finally received the chop

Quiz: How well do know your cargo airlines?

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on the world of cargo airlines. These carriers often get overlooked in favour of their passenger-carrying counterparts so can you identify them? Let us know what score you get!

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Historic

FlyPast Podcast Episode 30

For this episode, we’re talking to Sam Worthington-Lees, project director of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and catching up on the progress of RB396 and the fund raising efforts so far....

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The SR-71 that outpaced a missile over Libya

The aircraft had been photographing Libyan targets in the aftermath of Operation El Derado Canyon in 1986

East Midlands Airport runway reopens after Harvard mishap

Photos suggest the aircraft’s undercarriage collapsed during landing

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Upcoming Events

Flywheel

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Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge

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Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair

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Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "The RAF Cosford Air Show will include an action-packed flying display, including powerful demonstrations of modern military aircraft from the Royal Air Force and international military partners. There will be captivating appearances from iconic aircraft and adrenaline pumping aerobatic displays. On the ground, there will be a huge assortment on static display for you to view up close, including some which you will be able to sit inside."

AERO South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa

The organiser's describe this event as: "Southern Africa’s premier event for the General Aviation industry that covers the full spectrum of services and products for the sector, is the platform to showcase the best that the General Aviation sector has to offer."

F-AIR COLOMBIA 2023

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Rionegro, Colombia

The event website states: "F-AIR Colombia has become one of the most important events in the civil aviation and defense industry, in addition to being a fundamental engine in the reactivation of the aerospace sector by offering activities such as: academic agenda, trade show, business conferences, aircraft exhibition, networking and air shows."