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Global aviation manufacturers in Moscow for MAKS 2013 Airshow

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The world’s aviation manufacturers will this week be in the Russian capital, Moscow, for the 2013 edition of the MAKS Airshow. The show runs from August 27 to September 1. The MAKS Airshow was first held in 1992 to showcase the Russian aviation industry. Since then, MAKS has grown to include major aircraft and aircraft equipment […]

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F-35B accomplishes first night vertical landing on aircraft carrier

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The F-35B Lightning new generation fighter jet has performed its first night-time vertical landing aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The maneuver was performed by U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Russell Clift aboard the USS Wasp. During the ongoing Ship Suitability Sea Trials, also known as Developmental Test Phase Two (DT-II), the F-35B short takeoff/vertical […]

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PT6 engine 50th anniversary

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When the engineers at Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) convened 50 years ago this December to witness the delivery of the first production engine of their turboprop brainchild – the PT6 – they must have felt collective pride in having “gotten it right”; the engine would go on to perform as beautifully as they had […]

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Egypt’s Air Force in flights to win hearts and minds

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Egypt’s military is playing a big role in ongoing political developments, with President Mohammed Morsi forced out of power as supporters and opponents continue clashing on the streets. As events unfold, Egypt’s Air Force has deployed its fleet of fighter jets, helicopters and jet trainers on flights to win over the hearts and minds of […]

Boeing begins assembly of first KC-46A tanker aircraft

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Boeing workers have loaded the first wing spar for the first U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker, starting production of that aircraft and achieving another milestone toward delivering 179 tankers during the next 14 years. The KC-46A is based on the commercial 767-200ER, a proven airframe in service as an airliner, freighter and tanker. […]

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Kenya Airforce Y-12 aircraft crashes in Mwea

A Harbin Y-12 utility aircraft operated by the Kenya Airforce has crashed at an airstrip in Mwea, central Kenya. The four military officers aboard the aircraft escaped unhurt, according to a report in the Daily Nation. Other media reports indicate that the Y-12 crashed when it attempted landing after developing mechanical problems. The Kenya Airforce […]

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Photos from the 2013 Paris International Airshow

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The 50th Paris International Air Show ended last Sunday (23 June 2013) after seven days of deal making and flying displays. The Air Show, officially known in French as the Salon international de l’aéronautique et de l’espace Paris-Le Bourget was held at the Paris-Le Bourget airport. Aviation News has compiled a very useful webpage with highlights […]

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Video – Paris Airshow 2013 flying display featuring assorted aircraft and fighter jets

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Airbus A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon, Sukhoi Su-35, Eurocopter Tigre, Lockheed Constellation and Boeing 787.

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