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Historic

Polikarpov returns to flight in Spain

There was good news for the Spanish historic aircraft scene recently when a rare Polikarpov returned to the skies

Writing on the wall for Swiss Hunter

Hunterverein Obersimmental has confirmed the grounding of its 1959-built Hawker Hunter F.58 after two decades of operation

Win! a Signed print of Mosquito BMk.25 by Michael Rondot

The well-known aviation artist Michael Rondot has release a new painting called de Havilland Mosquito. The print is signed by three wartime Mosquito veterans

Waco set for full return to flight in Idaho

A rare 1937-built Waco EGC-7 Cabin class biplane has been donated to The Spirit of Flight Foundation museum in Nampa, Idaho

Dragon Rapide progress at Old Warden

The classic machine was one of several on display at a special open day last month

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Military

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First German KC-130J heads to Évreux

The Luftwaffe’s (German Air Force’s) first KC-130J Hercules (55+05) departed Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Marietta, Georgia, on February 28 on its delivery flight to Évreux-Fauville Air Base (BA105), France, where it will join the Franco-German Bilateral Air Transport Squadron (BATS).

F-35 achieves major production, nuclear milestones

The Pentagon’s Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, William A LaPlante, formally approved the US-led Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program – the development project behind the F-35 Lightning II – to finally move into full-rate production (FRP), following the attainment of the type’s Milestone C landmark, writes Tom Kaminski.

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First Royal Canadian Air Force CE-145C Vigilance arrives

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) No 8 Wing celebrated the arrival of the first of three new King Air 350ER manned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MAISR) aircraft to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton in Ontario on February 23, writes Tom Kaminski.

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Commercial

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Airliner World May 2024

May 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format hails the 'Queen of the Skies' in a feature looking at classic Boeing 747s still flying around the world

MRO Americas 2024

As the industry gathers in Chicago for MRO Americas, Airliner World presents a special supplement in page turning format on some of the region’s leading players

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ETOPS extension for Embraer E2s

Embraer has secured 120-minute extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval for its E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets.

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‘Baby Boom’ takes flight

Boom Supersonic, the company attempting to build the world’s fastest airliner, successfully flew its technology demonstrator, the XB-1, for the first time on March 22

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Profit pressure at KLM

KLM warned of fleet challenges and constraints at its Amsterdam base in its annual results for 2023.

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Flight Simulation

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iniBuilds’ OMDB Dubai International reviewed

Yet again, prolific scenery developer iniBuilds has released another major airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time, we travel to Dubai and explore its superb rendition of this iconic destination.

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​Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XVI: Caribbean

So here we have another monumental update from Asobo. This time, it depicts the beautiful islands of the Caribbean…

Sydney Seaplanes released

Pyramid 8 Studios has announced YRAY Sydney Seaplanes for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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MCAS Miramar AirShow

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The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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Helicopter trade show.