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Historic

Dutch DC-4 to return home

An early January view of the Flying DutchmanFoundation’sDC-4PH-DDS/ZS-AUA...

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VIKING BOATS

In service for just four years; three of five aircraft lost in...

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Taming the BEAST

The Seafire Mk45 was never destined to see front-line service,...

Coronado crisis

The project to save ex-Spantax Convair CV-990 Coronado EC-BZO...

General Aristocrat for Hood River

The sole surviving General Aristocrat, NC278H, is the latest...

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Military

First Eurofighter in Kuwaiti configuration takes flight

The first Kuwait-standard Eurofighter has taken to the air at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s flight-test centre at Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy.

The Brazilian ‘Smart Fighter’

Saab delivered the first Gripen E to the Brazilian Air Force...

Loyal Wingman A Perfect Partnership?

Khalem Chapman explores the Loyal Wingman concept...

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Commercial

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Golden Jet

Leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has introduced special liveries...

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Zambia Airways Fleet Decisions

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES plans to acquire new regional jets to be used...

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American Boosts Regional Fleet

Americas AMERICAN AIRLINES has signed firm orders for new...

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To Infinity and Beyond

Asia/Pacific China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Disney...

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First A321-200 P2F Aircraft Purchased

International VALLAIR HAS acquired its first six Airbus A321-200s...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

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."

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...".

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."

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."

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.