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Historic

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Turning a Jaguar from an eyesore to an exhibit

Hugh Trevor talks to Ron Fulton about turning a Jaguar from an eyesore to an exhibit

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New exhibition opens at Norwegian museum

Some of the exhibits at the Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, with Islander...

Helicopter prototype destined for new home

Bristol Type 173 XF785 has been acquired by Aerospace Bristol,...

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Comper Swift joins civil register in New Zealand

Currently being restored to fly at Jay McIntyre and Graham Orphan’s...

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RIDING A MOOSE

LUIGI CALIARO PROFILES A YAK-11 THAT HONOURS THE FAMOUS NORMANDIE-NIEMEN...

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Military

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

Raytheon to support U-2 ASARS-2A radar systems

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Raytheon to support the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2A (ASARS-2A) employed by the Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.

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Commercial

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High Science

Some seemingly ordinary aeroplanes ply extraordinary trades....

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From BLADES to BROADSWORD

From its base at Sywell in the heart of Northamptonshire, 2Excel Aviation has developed a strong reputation for delivering aeronautical solutions and ‘doing difficult things well’. Airliner World’s Craig West reports

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Asian Joint Venture

Vietnam Airlines has signed an MOU with Singapore-based ST Aerospace...

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Virgin Plans Heathrow Growth

VIRGIN ATLANTIC is expanding its presence at London/Heathrow...

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Green Light for Sheremetyevo Concession

MOSCOW/SHEREMETYEVO is set to invest in the construction of stateowned...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"