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Avenger projects unveiled in Arizona and Florida

A pair of Grumman Avenger restoration initiatives have made significant...

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Californian Falcon’s new colour scheme

Staff at Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California, have refurbished...

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Airspeed Oxford reproduction being built in Australia

The B-24 Liberator Restoration Fund group is constructing a replica...

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FINALS: AMERICAN MUSTANGS

AMERICAN MUSTANGS Pictured at the Wings Over Camarillo Air...

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Fog of War

Yuriy Tepsurkaev and s present a ‘blow-by-blow’ account of...

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Military

The World's Smallest Air Forces

Using AirForces Intelligence data, Key.Aero rounds up ten of the smallest air forces in the world and provides a brief overview on what is currently planned for them.

USAF orders first F-15EX batch in $1.2bn deal

Boeing has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) for its first lot of eight F-15EX multi-role fighters, in a deal worth roughly US$1.2bn.

Italian Predator Bs pass flight milestone in Kuwait

Italian Air Force MQ-9A Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS), currently deployed at the Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait, have passed 10,000 flight hours in support of military operations in the region.

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Commercial

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Ramp-Up Problems

Boeing’s plan to ramp-up 737 construction from 47 to 52 aircraft...

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S7 Plans Epic Launch

RUSSIA’S S7 Airlines has outlined plans to produce its own...

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Excelling at Lasham: Inside 2Excel Engineering

Born from the remnants of the failed ATC Lasham, 2Excel Engineering has blossomed into a thriving and respected MRO provider. Airliner World’s Craig West reports.

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Inspiring Girls to Become Pilots

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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JU-Air Resumes Operations

Reports and details of recent incidents. Air Safety Authorities...

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Duxford Flying Finale

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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".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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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 Days: The Americans

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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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."