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Historic

The history of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine

It is, quite simply, one of the most recognisable sounds of the last century. Tara Leggett delves into the history of the second most-produced engine of World War II to understand its adored status

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

After six years of fighting, with three of those against Japan, VJ Day would finally mark the end of World War II

Allied Aces and their aircraft

One flew for four different air forces, another flew so low he blew a lady’s washing off her line. Here are three of the most distinguished flying aces of World War 2...

F-117A stealth fighter joins Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum in Utah took delivery of a retired US Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter on August 5

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Military

France and Spain launch Tiger MkIII programme

The European OCCAR organisation has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the Tiger MkIII attack helicopter upgrade programme

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 83

Welcome to the 83rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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The upcoming withdrawal of the Mirage 2000C from the Armée de l’Air

In June, the withdrawal of the Mirage 2000C from the Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace will take place, 38 years after its entry into service. Frédéric Lert explores the impact of this machine

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Commercial

New dawn for the Dash

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada purchased the Dash 8 in mid-2019....

Only Connect?

Martin Needham considers the future of Flybe...

First Look: Aeroflot A350 Breaks Cover

RUSSIAN FLAG carrier Aeroflot’s maiden Airbus A350 has been spotted leaving the paint shop sporting the company’s new corporate livery.

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Airliner World February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Not Your Average Avro Bomber...

When Hawker Siddeley’s Hatfield designers finalised their plans...

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Flight Simulation

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Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Fw 190A-8

Butcher Bird

Imaginesim Cancels KLAX Development

Scenery developer imaginesim has announced they have ceased development of the KLAX Los Angeles project.

New UK Destination for X-Plane

Orbx has announced EG20 Clench Common is available as freeware for X-Plane 11.

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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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."