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Historic

Swordfish receives Permit to Fly

The world's oldest Fairey Swordfish, Mk.I W5856, has completed its test flights and is now ‘operational’ once again

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What was the Air Transport Auxiliary?

The Battle of Britain is quite rightly associated with the endeavours of The Few – but these gallant airmen were not alone in contributing to the nation’s defence. Another key element was provided by the Air Transport Auxiliary, as Tara Leggett describes

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Who was Luftwaffe ace Roloff Von Aspern?

Many airmen paid the ultimate price in World War Two and some – especially from the German side – appear to have been forgotten. Chris Goss sheds light on a Luftwaffe ace who was killed in action and whose body was never found

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO EDITION

With November 25, 2022 marking the 82nd anniversary of de Havilland’s quite incredible Mosquito, the Historic team ask the question… how much do you know about the ‘Wooden Wonder’?

Rare Skyraider for sale in US

Douglas AD-5 Skyraider N62466 has recently been listed for sale by Platinum Fighters

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Military

XQ-58 Valkyrie arrives at Eglin AFB

In early November, the 40th Flight Test Squadron of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida, received its newest aircraft - the first of two government-owned Kratos XQ-58A Valkyries, which is scheduled to perform its first test flight from Eglin at the end of February 2023

Luftwaffe receives second Airbus A350-900

The Luftwaffe announced on November 11 that its Airbus A350-900 XWB fleet has doubled following the arrival of the second aircraft, which was handed over to the German Armed Forces during a recent ceremony hosted by Lufthansa Technik

Greek fighters train with France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Hellenic Air Force fighters conducted a joint training operation with the French Navy's Task Force 473 escort group, led by France’s flagship aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), from November 23-25

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Commercial

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ATR turboprops to Uzbekistan

A new regional airline called Silk Avia is to acquire Franco-Italian-built turboprops. Read more here…

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Face to face with Rolls-Royce's Grazia Vittadini

Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Grazia Vittadini talks to AIR International about her first year in the job

Boeing forecasts “strong demand” for air cargo services over next 20 years

The US manufacturer has released its projections for the air cargo market through to 2041. Find out further here…

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Flight Simulation

iFly 737 MAX development update

The development team of iFly has released a YouTube video and preview images of the upcoming 737 MAX for Prepar3D v5, showcasing the 3D modelling and animations of the aircraft.

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport released

The latest German destination from Aerosoft is Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlightControlReplay v5 out now

FlightControlReplay (FCR) developer, Fabio Merlo has announced FCR version 5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D v5 has been released.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.