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THE FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 HAS ARRIVED IN THE NETHERLANDS

The first operational RNLAF F-35 has arrived in The Netherlands

LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE, NETHERLANDS – October 31, 2019 is a special day in history for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The first operational Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (registration F-009) has arrived today on a beautiful, sunny, but cold Autumn day at it’s new home, Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands. 40 years ago

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VIDEO – FAREWELL FLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-80

American Airlines MD-80 Last Flight - Image: Skylite Productions

DALLAS – Wednesday September 4, 2019 was a sad day in the U.S. for many aviation enthusiasts and pilots who flew with the beautiful McDonnell Douglas MD-80, also known as ‘Mad Dog’ or ‘Super 80.’ American Airlines retired its workhorse, the iconic MD-80 after 36-years of service. Flight AA80 from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago

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REMEMBERING JOE SUTTER, ‘FATHER OF THE BOEING 747’

SEATTLE – Today we remember Boeing icon Joe Sutter. He passed away 3 years ago on August 30, 2016 at the age of 95. In the mid-60s, Sutter led the team that designed the Boeing 747. He was given the nickname “Father of the 747”. Father of the 747 Joseph Frederick “Joe” Sutter (March 21, 1921 – August

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AIRBUS CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Airbus 50th Anniversary

TOULOUSE – The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus celebrated its 50th anniversary last Wednesday. In honor of this special celebration, a formation flight was conducted over Airbus’ home base in Toulouse, France. The A220, A319neo, A330neo, A350-1000, A380 and Beluga XL participated in the special formation flight. They were escorted by the Patrouille de France aerobatic

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AVIATOR AND FORMULA 1 RACING LEGEND NIKI LAUDA DIES AT THE AGE OF 70

Niki Lauda

VIENNA – Racing legend and aviator Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70 on May 20, 2019. The race driver was a prominent figure in motorsport for decades, but also had a very successful career in commercial aviation. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on

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