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Boscombe Down Comet cockpit section restored

Volunteers at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) have...

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Work continues on Australian Beaufort project

The Beaufort Restoration Project is continuing to make good progress...

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Storch returns to the skies in Norway

Fieseler fi156 Storch LN-WNS (Werknr 1816) made its first postrestoration...

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NORTHERN Exposure

Bill Cahill profiles the vital work of photo-recce Phantoms in...

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EYE OF A NEEDLE

FORMER BUCCANEER PILOT TOM EELES, HIGHLIGHTS THE SKILLS NEEDED...

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Military

UK funds next-gen AESA radar for RAF Typhoons

On September 3, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced it had awarded BAE Systems and Leonardo a £317m contract to develop a next-generation radar for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.

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The Last Operators of the F-4 Phantom

The sun is setting on the mighty McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as operator numbers continue to decrease. Key.Aero takes a look at which nations still operate this military aviation icon

USMC F-35Bs arrive at RAF Marham

Ten USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs from VMFA-211 ‘Wake Island Avengers’ arrived at RAF Marham in Norfolk, UK, on September 3.

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Commercial

Japan’s triple seven

The first Boeing 777-3SB(ER) for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force...

Communication junction boxes

Bob Archer provides an overview of the US Air Force fleet of...

Jamaican Defence Force Bell 429s

Jamaican Defence Force Bell 429 JDF H-37, one of two delivered...

Autonomous synchronised flight tests

Boeing has successfully completed synchronised UAV light tests...

Tejas’ milestones, Malaysia’s Sukhoi serviceability and Singapore’s new tanker

ASIA INDIA’S LONG-WINGED HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft...

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