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Aviation News - The Past, Present and Future of Flight

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France's last Mirage 2000Cs

With the withdrawal of the French Air Force’s Mirage 2000C fleet fast approaching, Babak Tagvhee documents the last user of the jet: EC 2/5 ‘Île-de-France’

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Why the AW169 is so popular with HEMS operators

Several UK HEMS operators now use the Leonardo AW169, but why is it a popular choice? Mark Broadbent finds out from some of those pilots flying it

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Analysis: Impact of Russian sanctions on commercial aviation

Crippling sanctions, the collapse of vital bilateral agreements and airspace bans. Aviation News investigates the impact on the commercial aviation industry of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Comet 4, XX944, of the Royal Aircraft Establishment over Hampshire. It first flew as G-APDP on May 25, 1959 and was delivered to BOAC.  Following a very brief spell with Dan-Air she was sold to the MOD in May 1973 and spent two years on Nimrod development before eventually being scrapped in 1984.  Jeremy Flack/API Feature Premium

The diverse roles undertaken by UK military Comets

Well known as a pioneering civilian jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet also enjoyed an often overlooked military service. In the September 2016 issue of Aviation News, Kevin Wright reviewed the type’s RAF history and talked to some of those who operated the aircraft

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Battle of Antonov Airport: Analysis of the Attack

Babak Taghvee provides analysis on the Battle of Antonov Airport, which resulted in the loss of one of the most iconic aircraft to ever grace the skies, the Antonov An-225 Mriya

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The secretive role of USAF's E-11A

Lurking in the shadows of secrecy, the E-11A is perhaps the most vital relay and gateway platform in the USAF’s order of battle. Tom Kaminski examines the role of Bombardier’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node

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Scaled Composites Stratolaunch: how it works and why it exists

Six engines. Twin fuselages. A launch platform for hypersonic vehicles. Mark Broadbent reports on the unique Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft

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Royal Norwegian Air Force and the F-16: the complete story

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has bade farewell to the Lockheed Martin F-16 after more than 40 years of pivotal service defending the Scandinavian country and serving NATO’s air-policing system. Paulo Mata reports

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Boeing 777-8F vs Airbus A350F: Comparing the next-gen freighters

New twin-engine cargo airliners are on their way, as the recently launched A350F and 777-8F freighters go head-to-head for orders. Mark Broadbent reports

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