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Turkey’s first Hürjet forward fuselage enters final assembly

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) has marked an important milestone in the development of Turkey’s first jet-powered trainer aircraft, the Hürjet, after the forward fuselage of the first prototype was recently moved to the company’s final assembly line

Production of first two RNZAF Poseidons gets underway

The Royal New Zealand Air Force's first and second P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft are now being manufactured by Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems teams in the US

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Five B-21 stealth bomber prototypes are now in production

The USAF’s newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall, has confirmed that there are now five Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider test aircraft in production at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California

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Qatar's first PC-24 enters final assembly

Pilatus Aircraft is progressing well with manufacture of the first of two Qatar Emiri Air Force PC-24 Super Versatile Jets. The first aircraft appeared outside at the factory on Stans Airfield, Switzerland, on September 1

Irish Air Corps’ first C295W in production

The initial Airbus Defence C295W for the Irish Air Corps is progressing well on the production line at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain

First Il-76MD-90A rolls off new production line

A new, upgraded and automated final assembly line at the CJSC Aviastar-SP JSC plant in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk has completed its first Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A heavy-lift strategic transport aircraft

Antonov assembles first An-178 fuselage for Ukraine

Antonov revealed on May 20 that it has completed the fuselage assembly for the first of three An-178-100P medium-lift strategic transports, which are destined to be delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force

Saab delivers first T-7A airframe section to Boeing

Saab has shipped its first aft airframe section for the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer to Boeing, marking a key milestone in the platform’s engineering and manufacturing development programme

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Battle of Britain at 80: The Many Behind the Few

Britain’s aircraft factories, another ‘front line’ of the battle, braved the threat
of enemy attack...