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Airbus announces first A350F customer

The Dubai Airshow has continued to bear fruit for Airbus as it announces the signing of a letter of intent (LoI) with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for 111 aircraft, the second largest order of this year’s event for the European airframer.

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New Joint Aviation Command Cessna 208 on display

The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX (serial number 2245) in the static display at Dubai Air Show is a recent acquisition by the Joint Aviation Command (JAC).

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Dufour Aerospace and the tilt-wing

Inspired by work carried out 50 years ago, Switzerland’s Dufour Aerospace stands out from other air transport types. Mark Broadbent reports

Emirates unveils order for two Boeing 777Fs

Emirates SkyCargo will induct two new Boeing 777Fs into its fleet and convert four of its 777-300ER passenger aircraft into freighters

‘OPERATION MC.72’: Record-winning seaplane is reborn in Italy

In Italy, the passion for aviation has had a fresh start on the shores of Lake Garda. The new work is taking place at Desenzano, formerly a seaplane base that bound its fame to the Regia Aeronautica’s Reparto Alta Velocità, a high-speed aircraft unit formed by seaplanes designed to participate in the 1920s-30s Schneider Trophy.

A UAEAF&AD Boeing C-17A Globemaster III lets rip with a spectacular volley of flares as it flies over Dubai Air Show, during the opening ceremony. Alan WarnesA UAEAF&AD Boeing C-17A Globemaster III lets rip with a spectacular volley of flares as it flies over Dubai Air Show, during the opening ceremony. Alan Warnes News Premium

Opening day extravaganza at Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday, November 14, with an impressive flypast of United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) aircraft.

Indigo Partners places huge order for A321neos

The Dubai Airshow got off to a good start yesterday (November 14) when Indigo Partners – an American private equity firm with controlling interests in low-cost carriers Wizz Air, Frontier, Volaris and JetSMART – announced an order for 255 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft.

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The story of how Boeing builds the 787 Dreamliner

Ambitious. No single word better describes the outset of the 787 Dreamliner programme as Boeing sought to turf manufacturing out to contractors worldwide, while creating a second production line thousands of miles from home

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Two more A330 MRTTs ordered by the UAE

Airbus Defence and Space announced on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, November 14, that the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) has formally ordered two additional Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.

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Pilatus launches PC-7 MKX at Dubai

Pilatus Aircraft announced a new variant of its PC-7, the PC-7 MKX, at the Dubai Air Show on November 14 and unveiled the aircraft in the static display area at the show the following day.

Thailand becomes international launch customer for AT-6 Wolverine

Textron Aviation Defense announced on November 14, the first day of the Dubai Air Show, that it has signed up the Royal Thai Air Force RTAF) as the international launch customer for the Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine.

Quiz: Soviet and Russian Airliners (Part 2)

Can you identify these Russian and Soviet-built commercial aircraft? Let us know what score you get!

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AIR International December 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Spain orders three A330 MRTTs

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has signed a formal order for the acquisition of three Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT)

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Peace on Earth? NATO rewrites Article 5 to include space

NATO has rewritten the Article 5 clause of the North Atlantic Treaty to include the space domain for the first time, meaning that an attack on a member’s space-orientated assets could incur a response from across the alliance

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was captured by Leigh Chatten

C-130 recovers X-61 UAV mid-flight

During the latest test deployment of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Gremlins programme, an X-61 Gremlin Air Vehicle (GAV) was successfully recovered by a C-130 whilst airborne

Two pallets can be carried on this Bedford flat-deck truck at London Airport. One pallet is seen in this picture in process of being raised by the fork-lift truck, having been rolled off the rear of the Bedford. Feature Premium

First-ever jet combi scheduled service

Detailed insights into the TCA DC-8F Combi scheduled service from Montreal to London via Prestwick, which was covered in the March 7, 1963 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’

Algeria’s first C-130J being readied for delivery

Lockheed Martin is preparing to deliver the first Super Hercules for the Algerian Air Force, which has now been undergoing flight testing for several months from the manufacturer’s facility at Greenville- Donaldson Airport, South Carolina

New partnership offers customised air freight in Asia

Kerry Logistics Network (KLN) has partnered with My Jet Xpress Airlines to offer customised air freight options within Asia

Air bp begins aviation fuel venture in Iraq

Air bp has begun an aircraft fuelling venture with United Iraqi Company for Airports and Ground Handling Services at Baghdad International Airport

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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An exclusive tour of American Airlines' Skyview HQ

American Airlines’ Skyview headquarters is a new state-of-the-art complex fit for the 21st century. Chris Sloan journeys to Fort Worth, Texas for an exclusive tour

Aviation Group meets the Catalina

Members of the Daedalus Aviation and Heritage Group will have a rare opportunity to meet the pilot of the wonderful Catalina aircraft at their next meeting on Wednesday, November 24 7.30 for 8.00pm

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