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Historic

Tuskegee Fairchild PT-19A returns to the sky

A trainer, once used by the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has flown again after two years of work by Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia

Smithsonian reveal plans for multiple new attractions

Twelve new galleries showcasing a wide range of exhibits are to be opened at the National Air and Space Museum

Sixty years of the RAF Red Arrows

The RAF’s Red Arrows display team will be marking 60 years together this year, and has launched its diamond anniversary campaign

Retired airliner reconstructed in New Zealand

A former Air New Zealand ATR 72 is being rebuilt by a group from the country’s Classic Flyers organisation

Can you give a new home to historic Miles Messenger?

British-built 1952 classic being put up for sale by Sywell Messenger Trust

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Military

Hungary's first KC-390 airlifter takes flight

The first KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport for the Hungarian Air Force (HuAF) completed its maiden flight from Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto facility in Brazil on February 8, months later than was originally planned

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US Army axes FARA and UH-60V upgrade in favour of more UH-60Ms, CH-47Fs

The US Army revealed plans to rebalance its aviation modernisation investments on February 8, including the cancellation of its multi-billion dollar Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme – which was set to see a fly-off competition between Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X offerings in the near future – and also the axing of the service’s plan to upgrade hundreds of Black Hawks to UH-60V standard

Germany to retire Tiger gunships six years earlier than planned

Germany’s Annual Armaments Report – which was published on January 31 – confirmed that Berlin is now bringing forward the planned retirement date for its Tiger UHT attack helicopters by six years from 2038 to 2032

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Commercial

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UK planespotting highlights for January 2024

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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EasyJet reopens ‘Runway’

Low-cost airline easyJet reopened its ‘Runway’ university graduate training initiative in January.

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Red Wings Tupolev Tu-214 restoration

Moscow-based Red Wings Airlines has received a Tupolev Tu-214 as it looks to expand its fleet.

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Air Samarkand takes flight

New Uzbekistan carrier Air Samarkand has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Ministry of Transport's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after conducting its maiden demonstration flight from Samarkand to Tashkent on December 28.

ULTIMATE BEOND QUIZ!

The latest issue of Airliner World is out now. In it, Andreas Spaeth takes a trip onboard BeOnd, the world’s first all-premium leisure airline. So, for this week’s quiz, we look at the new Maldivian carrier.

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Flight Simulation

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A beginner’s guide to flight simulation

Taking flight simulation up as a hobby can be a daunting experience. In this article, we tackle some of the challenges newcomers are likely to face by looking at the different flight simulator platforms, the hardware requirements and the controllers needed to get off the ground.

Dune expansion pack for MSFS released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced the Dune expansion pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available as a free download.

Nice Cote D'azur Airport - NG Series for MSFS

JustSim has released a new product line dubbed the NG Series, offering highly realistic and detailed models of airports and the surrounding areas.

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IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".