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Colombian start-up Ultra Air is hoping to capitalise on Avianca’s pandemic-prompted problems when it launches services later this year. Chris Smith speaks to its CEO, William Shaw
One of the RAF’s most senior squadrons was reformed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on September 28 when 30 Squadron became the second operational Airbus Atlas C.1 unit. It had been disbanded on December 8, 2016 as part of the gradual rundown of the Hercules force
Willow Aircraft is heading up a long-term project in Gardnerville, Nevada, to restore several historic Boeing aircraft, a mix of reproductions and originals. The latter include a pair of civilianised P-12s, built with some modifications and without armament
The Ilyushin Il-62, which NATO assigned the reporting name of ‘Classic’, has had a lengthy career and some examples are still flying. ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ in its October 4, 1962 issue published the first photos of the jetliner to be publicly seen in the West
A contract between NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPSA) and Antonov has been signed for AN-124-100 Ruslans to be utilised within the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme for the next five years
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.
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.
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.
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
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