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F-111 bomber unveiled at Australian air base

General Dynamics F-111C A8-142 was unveiled at RAAF base Wagga...

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Former Swiss Air Force Pilatus to fly in Belgium

Pilatus P.3-05 D-EPCI has been acquired by a pair of Belgian...

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A New Dawn

Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ was recently the subject of an...

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Turning the Tide

Warren E Thompson describes the exploits of some of the American...

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First post-restoration flight for Australian Mustang

Nick Caudwell and Peter Robinson airborne in CA-18 Mustang A68-199...

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Military

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

Raytheon to support U-2 ASARS-2A radar systems

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Raytheon to support the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2A (ASARS-2A) employed by the Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.

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Commercial

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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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Boeing Deliveries

Hainan Airlines’ latest Boeing 737-800 takes off from Boeing...

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FAI Concludes Learjet Sales

NUREMBURG-BASED FAI Aviation Group has sold two of its Learjet...

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On Board

Such was the success of the Embraer E1 cabin, that passengers...

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Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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 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."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

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.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"