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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

The restoration of XH558

In 2004, over 20 years after its final RAF flight, permission was granted to restore the XH558 back to flying condition. This is how it was done…

The design genius of the Vulcan

What made the Avro Vulcan bomber so far ahead of its time? Designed just five years after the Lancaster, it’s incredible to understand the advancements that were made in such a short time

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Nicknamed ‘The Flying Pencil’, the Bristol 188 performed its maiden flight on April 14, 1962. Here are five stunning photos of it from our archive

Bell starts production of Bahraini AH-1Zs

Bell has commenced production of the 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, which have been ordered by the Kingdom of Bahrain

Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced LSZS Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Bumper Vulcan Quiz

You might think you know everything there is to know about the Avro Vulcan, but we've put together the ultimate quiz to find out just how much you really know...

MSFS World Update IV: France/Benelux Out Now

Asobo Studio has released World Update IV: France/Benelux for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

EasyJet expects to ramp up flights from May

The low-cost operator is banking on borders opening up next month in order to increase the number of flights it operates

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The world’s shortest airline routes

Key.Aero examines which connections can rightfully make the claim of being the briefest. While you might be familiar with the winner, there are also some surprises in the list…

Huge grant awarded to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre at Newquay Airport has received a grant of £40,300 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A commercial passenger-carrying development of the famous Vickers Vimy flew for the first time on April 13 in 1919. Check out these photos from our archive of some of the Vimy family of aircraft

Norway’s first Poseidon enters final assembly

Boeing is preparing to commence final assembly of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF’s) first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

Cowan Sim 500E for X-Plane Updated

X-Plane developer, Cowan Simulation has released its first significant update for the MD500E light utility helicopter, taking it up to version 1.10.

South Korea orders 12 MH-60R Seahawks

Lockheed Martin has received an order for 12 Sikorsky MH-60Rs for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN)

Alta Airport Out Now

The latest Norwegian destination from Aerosoft is Alta Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

What makes the Vulcan so special?

Ben Dunnell, Editor of Aeroplane, and Jamie Ewan, Editor of Aviation News, discuss the Vulcan’s impact on aviation engineering…

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The amazing artwork inside Vancouver International

Artworks are often placed to awe and inspire onlookers, but Vancouver International Airport has gone a step further – using art to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region’s indigenous people. Howard Slutsken visited the Pacific hub to admire the view...

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Could Cornwall become the location for Europe's first spaceport?

Could a former RAF airfield in the UK’s West Country become the first spaceport in Europe to fly air-launched rocket missions? Nick Spall tracks the horizontal flight plan from airport runway to low Earth orbit and speaks with Melissa Thorpe of Spaceport Cornwall

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Snapshot: Pacific perfection on transborder travels

Regular contributor Ron Mak recalls the Pacific Northwest in 1980 during a transborder adventure that stopped at Seattle’s Tacoma gateway in the USA before crossing into Canada for a whistle-stop tour of British Columbia

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Snapshot: What a show in Guangzhou!

Located in southern China, Guangzhou is one of the country’s largest cities and is served by the new Baiyun Airport, a sleek 21st-century gateway designed to cater for the boom in demand. Peter Apsey visited the busy hub in late 2019, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Key West: The little island that could

Key West – the southernmost city in the continental United States and Pan Am’s birthplace – is bucking all the trends. Chris Sloan charts the airport’s past, present and promising future

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Roskilde Airport: Small but perfectly formed

Roskilde Airport is significantly smaller than big brother Kastrup, but this compact facility has carved out a place for itself at the heart of general aviation in Denmark, finds Sebastian Schmitz

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Runway to the stars: Spaceport Cornwall's vision for UK-based space exploration

Spaceport Cornwall’s Mel Thorpe outlines her exciting vision for air-launched exploration from UK soil

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A new day dawns: Inside Bahrain's new terminal

The opening of a new passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport has propelled one of the Arabian Gulf’s oldest gateways into the 21st century, reports Heba Hashem

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How Australia's smaller airports have navigated the COVID crisis

Chris Frame discovers how some of Australia’s smaller gateways have navigated the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis

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