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Additional Super Tucano for USAF
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security will deliver an additional A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
French, Finnish and Swedish fighters conduct combat training
Armeé de l’Air (French Air Force) Dassault Mirage 2000-5Fs – current deployed to Estonia – have conducted combat training with Finnish and Swedish multi-role fighter aircraft.
RAF Typhoons train with USAF B-1B over North Sea
Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s have conducted a training exercise with a USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bomber over the North Sea.
F-117s spotted over Los Angeles
US Air Force (USAF) Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth ground-attack aircraft have once again been sighted flying missions - this time over Los Angeles, California, some 12 years after they were formally retired by the service.
Return of the Blackjack
The Tupolev Tu-160 is the world’s largest combat aircraft and the fastest bomber in operational service, but was only built in small numbers. The Russian Air Force is modernising its existing fleet and returning the type to production, as Aviation News explains
Metamorphosis from Skymaster to Carvair
Unfazed by the financial folly of his first foray into aircraft manufacturing, Sir Freddie Laker’s bath-time brainwave to buy up Berlin Blockade brutes for cross-Channel car-carrying conversions came good, as Stephen Skinner explains
Fighting for change: African optimism
The African aviation industry still falls far behind in terms of female pilots, airport infrastructure and regional air connectivity in comparison to other parts of the world. Wilbur Sargunaraj talks to a trio of pilots from the continent to discuss their route to the flight deck, how they are inspiring others, highlighting prevalent issues, their hopes and what it means to be African
Quiz: How well do you know your special airline paint schemes?
This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on the wonderful and sometimes weird world of special schemes. Can you identify these eye-catching paint jobs? Let us know what score you get!
The plan to kill Hitler by DH.88 Comet
It’s an unlikely killing machine, the elegant, distinctively un-warlike de Havilland DH88 Comet racer G-ACSS — but, in the late 1930s, it was at the centre of a plan to assassinate Hitler. How feasible was it, and who was behind the secretive plot?
Aeroplane meets Francis Donaldson
Light aviation has been the life of this highly skilled engineer and pilot — not least a wide variety of outstanding vintage aeroplanes
THE XF-11 AFFAIR
It was the aircraft that nearly did it for Howard Hughes, and it was embroiled in a corruption scandal, but does his XF-11 deserve a better reputation?
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