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Genuine parts added to Dewoitine replica

A French restoration company is making progress on a key rebuild project

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English Electric Lightning in RAF service: an overview

English Electric Lightnings fulfilled the interceptor role for the RAF for nearly three decades.  In the January 2016 issue of Aviation News Dr Kevin Wright recounted the type’s service

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5 Sqn Boss: My eventful career flying the English Electric Lightning

From having a missile blow up in front of him to being thrown into an inverted dive by a Vulcan tanker, Wing Commander Mike Streten (Ret’d), a former Officer Commanding 5 Sqn at RAF Binbrook, had an eventful career.  For the August 2016 issue of Aviation News, Dino Carrara interviewed Wg Cdr Streten about his time flying the legendary English Electric Lightning

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Did the TSR2, P1154 and AW681 really "get the politics wrong"?

Hawker’s Sir Sydney Camm once mused, “All aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR2 simply got the first three right”. But was he correct?

Comment: The sorry story of the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre's impending demise

Newquay Airport museum on the brink of closure as council refuses to budge

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Military

Hensoldt deliver high performance radars to Ukraine for air defence

Hensoldt, a company specialising in modern aviation sensors will be increasing Ukraine’s air defence capability with four of its high performance TRML-4D radars to augment the country’s Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM air defence system

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ARMY-2022: Russia showcases secretive new weapons away from Western eyes

Despite the pressures caused by the war in Ukraine, the eighth International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2022’ showcased the latest from Russia’s military industry. AirForces Monthly gained exclusive access

USAF B-1Bs return to Guam for Indo-Pacific ops amid rising tensions

For the second time this year, the USAF has deployed Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct multilateral training operations with allied nations in the region, as tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific

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Commercial

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Aviation safety: the latest developments

Airline crashes may grab the headlines, but flying is safer than ever. AIR International finds out why

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Space debris: the risks and the remedies

Tens of thousands of pieces of debris are ricocheting around space. While many are tiny, they have the potential to add up to a very big problem

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Biometrics: how it is shaking up air travel

Use of biometric data is fundamentally reshaping the air travel experience all the way from check-in to boarding – and beyond

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Flight Simulation

Carenado PC12 touches down in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Carenado PC12 now available on the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace.

C-130J Hercules coming to DCS

Eagle Dynamics has announced a new third-party developer, Airplane Simulation Company has started working on a modernised version of the tactical airlifter for DCS, the C-130J.

Bermuda for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

FeelThere has announced Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport (TXKF) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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