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Historic

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F-111 bomber unveiled at Australian air base

General Dynamics F-111C A8-142 was unveiled at RAAF base Wagga...

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Former Swiss Air Force Pilatus to fly in Belgium

Pilatus P.3-05 D-EPCI has been acquired by a pair of Belgian...

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A New Dawn

Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ was recently the subject of an...

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Turning the Tide

Warren E Thompson describes the exploits of some of the American...

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First post-restoration flight for Australian Mustang

Nick Caudwell and Peter Robinson airborne in CA-18 Mustang A68-199...

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Military

US personnel killed, aircraft destroyed in Camp Simba attack

Somali-based terrorist organisation and Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab, attacked Manda Bay airfield (also known as Camp Simba) – a joint Kenyan Defence Force/US Africa Command military outpost in Manda Bay, Kenya, on January 5.

Russia starts joint state tests of Mi-26T2V

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – and representatives from the Russian defence ministry have begun joint state tests with the Mil Mi-26T2V heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter.

ANALYSIS: Iran/US escalation and mobilisation

Tensions are at a critical level in the Middle East following a US drone strike – authorised by US President Donald Trump – that killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sparking a major escalation of the long-running stand-off between the two countries.

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Commercial

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Flybe Outlines Fleet Plans

FLYBE HAS reaffirmed its commitment to the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400...

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Legal Challenge Hampers Island Helicopters Launch

ISLES OF Scilly Steamship Group (ISSG) has pressed ahead with...

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S7 Eyes SSJ75

S7 GROUP has become the first to commit to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft...

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Double Delight for Bombardier

CANADIAN MANUFACTURER Bombardier has won orders from two different...

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Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.