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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists.

Spitfire import for Biggin Hill

The former Irish Air Corps Supermarine Spitfire IXT TE308/IAC 163 is to be restored at Biggin Hill

RCAF Hurricane for Calgary

Hurricane XII RCAF 5389 rolls out for engine runs at Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Ilyushin Il-18

Known to NATO as the ‘Coot’, the Il-18 gave Aeroflot its first practical four-turboprop airliner when it entered service on 20 April 1959 — and became known for its signature smoke trails

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Modern Times

For US carrier Modern Air, the unique West Berlin market offered a lucrative opening — and some special challenges

Hunter F1 moves to Montrose

Hawker Hunter F1 WT619 arrives at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s Light Aircraft Association

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Rumble in the Jungle

Waging a hard-fought guerrilla war in its African colonies, Portugal faced a gap in combat aircraft capability ...

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AEROPLANE DATABASE: Martinsyde Elephant

PETE LONDON

Emerging in 1915, Martinsyde’s new biplane was a useful multi-purpose machine

PETE LONDON

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

Lady of the Lake

In a workshop in western Sweden, one of the country’s most ambitious aircraft restoration projects, a Heinkel He 111H-3, is gradually taking shape

Upcoming Events

Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

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Kuwait City, Kuwait

Following on from its successful inaugural show in 2018, the biennial Kuwait Aviation Show returns in January 2020.

Classics of the Sky - Tauranga City Airshow 2020

Tauranga, New Zealand

The annual Classics of the Sky - Tauranga City Airshow is to return this year, held in association with Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and Mount Truck Show.

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference

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Rome, Italy

SMi’s 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will return to Rome on February 5th and 6th 2020.

Defence Expo (DEFEXPO) India 2020

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Lucknow, India

Returning after a two-year absence is the biennial Defence Expo (DEFEXPO) India 2020. This year's event will be held at Vrindavan Yojna in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.