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Historic

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

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DEFENDING ’ALOHA’

Bill Cahill explores a forgotten story...

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Enduring Survivor

Close to extinction several times, the last intact Beverley again faces an uncertain future...

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BORNHOLM OR BUST

Kathleen Hanser describes Franciszek Jarecki’s bid for freedom...

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Restoration Scene: Sola’s Lucky Catch

Chairman of Norway’s Flyhistorisk Museum Egil Endresen, along...

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal April 2022

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USAF risks bearing costs of future KC-46 delays

The US Government Accountability Office has recommended that the US Air Force fully test the KC-46A tanker programme’s remote vision system before the technology enters service in order to address previously highlighted deficiencies

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Sri Lanka to get King Air 360ER for maritime surveillance

Kansas-based Textron Aviation has been awarded a $11.44m firm fixed price contract under the Fiscal Year 2022 US Foreign Military Sales programme to provide a Beechcraft King Air 360ER turboprop aircraft to the Sri Lanka Air Force

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Commercial

Los Angeles in a New Light

Regular Airliner World reader, Matthew Givot, has been in touch to share details of a short film that he and some friends have just wrapped up at Los Angeles International (LAX).

Boeing Temporarily Suspends MAX Production

NINE MONTHS after the loss of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, Boeing confirmed it would “prioritise the delivery of stored aircraft” and “temporarily suspend production” of the 737 MAX from January 1.

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Airliner World January 2020

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New Zealand’s Alpine Airline

Mount Cook Airline was an innovative carrier that championed its home region ...

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Korean Air: Access all areas

A youthful new management team and a renewed focus on innovation has the exciting potential to revitalise Korean Air as one of the world’s most dynamic national carriers. Gordon Smith goes behind the scenes with the company to learn more.

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Flight Simulation

ERJ Family Upgraded

X-Crafts has announced version 1.14 of the ERJ Family for X-Plane is now available.

Fokker 50 touches down in X-Plane

Carenado has announced the F50 for X-Plane 11 is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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...".

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."