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Historic

Polish ace scheme for BBMF Spitfire XVI

On 8 November it was announced that the Battle of BritainMemorial...

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MILLS and the ‘MOSSIE’

The triumphs and tragedies encountered by de Havilland Australia...

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Wartime Arado restoration in Germany

The substantial remains of Arado Ar 196 A-5 623183 in Nordholz...

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Night-fighter Meteor project advances at Elvington

Graham Buckle and his team at Elvington in Yorkshire have taken...

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Rebuilt Yakovlev UT-2 flown in Russia

Yakovlev UT-2B RA-2724G on the grass at Daryino recently. MIKHAIL...

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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

Armed assault Mi-8s

The Russian Air and Space Force’s 18th Army Aviation Brigade,...

VRT300 tests begin

Two versions of the VRT300 are proposed, one for Arctic operations...

ITEP engines pass preliminary design reviews

A computer generated image of the T901 engine. GE Aviation ...

IN NUMBERS

Airbus 4,750 NAUTICAL MILES FOR A321LR The Airbus A321LR,...

Second generation

The Embraer E190-E2 has entered service. Mark Broadbent reports...

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."