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Mitsubishi to Build F-35s in Japan

Mitsubishi to Build F-35s in Japan

Lockheed Martin is working with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on a local final assembly and checkout line for the F-35 Lightning II. The first Japanese-produced F-35 is scheduled to roll off Mitsubishi’s Nagoya line in 2017, says John Balderson, director of Japan F-35 business development for Lockheed Martin. “We are greatly honoured that Japan chose the F-35,” he adds, speaking to Flightglobal on the sidelines […]
Hawker Hurricane Headed for Auction Block

Hawker Hurricane Headed for Auction Block

A Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft like one of the many that defended British shores during World War II’s Battle of Britain will be the star attraction at Bonhams’ sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands – the spiritual home of the Hurricane – in Weybridge, Surrey, England, on Monday, Dec. 3. […]

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Turkey Forces Down Syrian Airbus

Turkey Forces Down Syrian Airbus

Turkey scrambled fighters to force a Syrian passenger plane to land on Wednesday, suspecting it of carrying military equipment from Moscow, while Turkey’s military chief warned of a more forceful response if shelling continued to spill over the border. Military jets escorted the Damascus-bound Airbus A320, carrying around 30 passengers, into the airport in Ankara hours […]
De Havilland Tiger Moth Steals the Show

De Havilland Tiger Moth Steals the Show

A de Havilland Tiger Moth from the 1930s was the focus of all eyes during a flyby at the Indian Air Force Day parade at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Dehli on Monday. The aircraft stole the show in the absence of aerobatic displays by the grounded Suryakiran planes and […]

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony to Stay in Ohio for 2013

National Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony to Stay in Ohio for 2013

A ceremony that attracts air and space luminaries to mark the enshrinement of aviation pioneers and trailblazers will stay in Dayton, Ohio, in 2013. The National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors decided the coveted ceremony dubbed “the Oscar’s night in aviation” will stay in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright at least through […]
Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 15 people on board, the army said. The plane’s engine stopped working and the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of the Khartoum […]

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Israel Shoots Down Drone

Israel Shoots Down Drone

The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned drone Saturday over the northern Negev desert, the nation’s military said. The Israeli Defense Forces spotted the drone, which did not carry any weapons or explosives, hovering over Gaza before it entered Israeli airspace, military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said. Forces kept the drone under surveillance until a fighter […]
Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Russia’s Irkut aircraft-manufacturing plant delivered the first six Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainers to the Russian Air Force on Thursday, a spokesman for the Western Military District said. “On October 4, the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainers fly from the Irkut plant to the Borisoglebsk airfield (Voronezh region) after an extensive flight testing program,” Col. Andrei […]

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Taiwanese Pilot Killed in Warplane Crash

Taiwanese Pilot Killed in Warplane Crash

A Taiwanese pilot died Wednesday when the Dassault Mirage 2000 he was flying in France burst into a ball of flames after crashing in a forest, officials said. The jet went down in the eastern district of Froideconche, the French military press office said in a statement that did not give the cause of the accident. […]
Four to Be Inducted in National Aviation Hall of Fame

Four to Be Inducted in National Aviation Hall of Fame

Local sponsors made the difference in keeping the National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement event dubbed “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation” in Dayton, Ohio, this Saturday after fears the ceremony would be wooed to North Carolina, an organizer said. Area sponsors pledged about $200,000 to keep the 50th anniversary event that celebrates aerospace luminaries in […]
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