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Historic

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In Service

The impact of Sopwith’s new fighter was significant ...

BE2 arrives at Ardmore

BE2e reproduction ZK-PXA having its 90hpRAF 1a engine run up...

Hangar Talk

Our monthly comment column on the historic aircraft scene ...

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Like a rolling stone

The history of inter-war British aviation is littered with light...

Help needed to bring Freighter home

NEWS EDITOR: TONY HARMSWORTH E-MAIL TO: tony.harmsworth@keypublishing.com...

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Military

First pre-series L-39NG flies

Aero Vodochody has flown its second L-39NG (Next-Generation) advanced jet trainer. The aircraft, MSN 7004, is the company's first pre-series example.

MDHI teams up with Elbit Systems to enhance MD 530G Block II

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) has announced a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems to enhance the weapons and mission management systems for its MD 530G Block II light attack/scout helicopter

USAF seeks industry input for E-4B replacement

The USAF is looking to industry for support in its programme to replace the Boeing E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) platform, also known as the ‘Nightwatch’ or the ‘Doomsday plane'.

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Commercial

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Starbow Plans its Comeback

GHANAIAN CARRIER Starbow Airlines could resume flying in July,...

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West Wind’s AOC Reinstated

TRANSPORT CANADA (TCCA) has restored West Wind Aviation’s Air...

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Last in brief Double-Bogie A320s to Retire

AIR INDIA will phase out its three remaining Airbus A320s that...

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Cuba Grounds Antonov An-158 Fleet

THE INSTITUTO de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba (Cuban civil aviation...

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DLR and Dassault Team Up

THE GERMAN Aerospace Center (DLR) has agreed a deal for a Dassault...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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 Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."