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Demonstrator phase launched for European FCAS

Khalem Chapman

The French, German and Spanish governments have awarded the initial framework contracts (Phase 1A) to a consortium of companies, launching the demonstrator phase for the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF, or Future Combat Air System – FCAS).

Khalem Chapman

PC Pilot Issue 126 Out Now

Richard Benedikz

The new March/April issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Richard Benedikz
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Ilyushin Il-86: First Soviet widebody

Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev examine the Il-86’s development and servcice career...

Alexander Mladenov
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Dornier Do 26: Germany’s Elegant Flying Boat

CHRIS GOSS

Chris Goss tells the story of the Dornier Do 26 flying boats...

CHRIS GOSS
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Luton Airport’s expansion plans

Barry Lloyd

London Luton Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the UK....

Barry Lloyd
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Room with a view: Paris

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly reveals the photographic opportunities
from a hotel at one of the world’s busiest airports...

Michael Kelly
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Tu-154 Tupolev’s Trijet Airliner

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev

The Tupolev Tu-154 trijet was a workhorse of Aeroflot in the 1970s and 1980s...

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev
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Stratospheric Cold War warriors: Alconbury TR-1As

In 1983, the first Lockheed TR-1As arrived at RAF Alconbury...

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Japanese Phantoms approaching sunset

Midori Fukakusa

Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Phantoms have been protecting the nation's airspace...

Midori Fukakusa
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Yak-40: The USSR’s regional jet

Piotr Butowski

The Yak-40 brought jet travel to the remoter parts of the Soviet Union...

Piotr Butowski

Upcoming Events

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2020

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Budapest, Hungary

The 5th annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe in 2020 will bring together key military logisticians from across the Central and Eastern European region and beyond.

The Abu Dhabi Air & Heli Expo 2020

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, United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi Air & Heli Expo 2020 returns for its 6th edition at the Al Bateen Executive Airport this March.

The International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (IADE) - Tunisia 2020

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Mellita, Tunisia

March 2020 is set to see the inauguration of a new trade show, the International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (IADE), held at Djerba-Zarzis International Airport in Tunisia.

Cactus Antique Fly-In 2020

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Casa Grande, United States

Back again in 2020 is the Cactus Antique Fly-In, Arizona's "premier" antique aviation event.