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Philippine Mars to join Pima Air and Space Museum

Coulson Aviation’s Philippine Mars flying boat – one of only five Martin JRM Mars ever produced – is to be donated to Arizona’s Pima Air and Space Museum later this year.  

Bolingbroke discovered in Canada

In early March, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) announced that the remains of a Bristol Bolingbroke had been discovered in the province of Manitoba and donated to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM), which is aiming to put an example of the type in the air.

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REVEALED: RCAF Hornet demo scheme which will be seen at RIAT

This year the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates the centennial of its formation as an independent military service and to mark the occasion its CF-18 demo jet will appear in a commemorative paint scheme.

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Airbus A320 upgrades for American Airlines and Air Canada

More than 200 Airbus A320 Family aircraft based in North America are to receive major cockpit and avionics upgrades.

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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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Canada axes CT-155 Hawk fleet as it reevaluates pilot training programme

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is making major changes to its flight training programme in preparation for the frontline fighter force’s upcoming transition from the CF-188A/B Hornet to the F-35A Lightning II

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Canadian Classic Boeing 737 comeback

Canadian charter carrier Nolinor Aviation has announced plans to restore its Boeing 737-200 fleet to pre-pandemic levels.

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Frecce Tricolori to star in North American tour

Initially announced by Gen Luca Goretti – the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force – on November 23, Italy’s premier aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows), revealed the full details of what will be its first North American tour in more than 30 years on January 1.

ITPS rolls out Advanced Controls Evaluator

The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) held its 11th annual Flight Test Seminar just before Christmas at its home-base at London International Airport, Canada. The highlight of the event, which was attended by more than 150 guests from international industry and air forces, was the rollout of the Advanced Controls Evaluator (ACE) – a highly modified and substantially upgraded Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros that features a fly-by-wire, four-axis variable stability system and in-flight simulation capability

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn