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Historic

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South African Airways: Wings of the Rainbow Nation

Jozef Mols outlines the history of South African Airways...

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Rhodesian Eagles 266 Sqn’s Typhoon Years

The mostly Rhodesian-manned 266 Squadron flew the Hawker Typhoon from 1942-45...

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Tales of the Trislander

Barry Lloyd examines the Trislander which was developed from the successful Islander...

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Breguet Alizé: Multirole Maritime Turboprop

The long-lived Alizé fulfilled a similar function to the Fairey...

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Aeroplane February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Military

RAF Typhoon marks first air-to-air kill over Syria

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon has shot down an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) while operating over Syria, marking the first operational air-to-air engagement conducted by the type in UK service

First four F-35As arrive at RAF Lakenheath

The arrival of four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK, on December 15 marked the much-anticipated delivery of aircraft for the USAF's first F-35 squadron to be based in Europe

Russia rolls out stealthier Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik combat UAV

A modified, stealthier production version of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik UCAV has been unveiled. The official rollout took place on December 14 at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant V P Chkalov

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Commercial

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SUPER HORNET TACTICAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM

The US Navy has decided that the SUPER HORNET TACTICAL DEMONSTRATION...

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Planes, Names and Noses: KC-135s of the 100th ARW

The link between the wartime 100th Bomb Group and its current successor, the 100th Air Refueling Wing has been reinforced by the adoption of wartime nose art. Bob Archer describes how the current KC-135 tankers pay tribute to the B-17s of the ‘Bloody Hundredth.’

South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

When, in a June 30 press release, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed it would lease a pair of Airbus A350-900s, very little was detailed about the carrier’s acquisition. Airliner World has since learned that the two jets will be handed over to the airline as part of Air Mauritius’ order for six examples, placed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Entering the Charter Zone

Warsaw-based Enter Air has become a force to reckon with in the...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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Flight Simulation

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The 16th annual German Flight Sim Conference

Aerosoft holds its FS Conference at the world’s biggest general...

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Ultimate 787 takes flight for Prepar3D

QualityWings has announced the Ultimate 787 Collection for Prepar3D...

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Just Flight’s C152

Cessna’s all-time popular trainer

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.