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From Mystère to millennium

In the first of two parts, Rod Simpson details Dassault’s diversification from fast jet fabricator to the founding of the Falcon family

Baltic Air Policing: On the front line

In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News, Joris van Boven and Alex van Noije report from Lithuania as the Belgian Air Component becomes the latest Baltic Air Policing lead nation, taking on the role from the Italian Air Force

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Dassault Mirage G: the swing-wing fighter nobody wanted

In the variable-geometry Mirage G, Dassault built an outstanding, advanced combat jet — but it wasn’t one anybody wanted. Jean-Christophe Carbonel examines why

Paris Air Show 2023 full aircraft list – Static and flying

A full list of the aircraft due to attend the Paris Air Show next week (June 19-25) including details of when they'll be there and whether they will take to the air for a flight demonstration.

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Dassault thinks big: what next for the Falcon family?

The Dassault Falcon family has long been renowned for its elegance, matching performance with style. Now the company is looking to capitalise on that heritage with its most spacious jets yet, as James Ronayne explains

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Inside rare French Rafale C Baltic Air-Policing deployment

As the Rafale Cs of French Air and Space Force take on Baltic Air-Policing duties, Babak Taghvaee examines how they are protecting NATO territory

Rafale deliveries to France restart after four-year hiatus

Dassault Aviation’s production facility in Mérignac delivered a dual-seat Dassault Rafale B (F3-R) to the French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA; Directorate General of Armaments) on December 29, marking the first delivery of a new-build example of the multi-role fighter to France in four years.

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

Rare aircraft movements from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on September 19 was attended by some 500 heads of state, including presidents, prime ministers and monarchs from across the globe, making it one of the largest such gatherings since the memorial for Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, in 2013. Here we illustrate some of the more unusual aircraft to visit the UK for the event.

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IN PICTURES: Greece highlights Dassault bond with mixed formation flight

With a long lineage of Dassault jets flying with Greek forces, the Rafale is the latest generation to enter service with the Hellenic Air Force, reports Combat Aircraft Journal