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Aeroplane January 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane January 2021

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Airliner World January 2021

Welcome to Airliner World January 2021

Loganair launches new route from Edinburgh

The Scottish carrier has unveiled an additional route for its 2021 summer schedule

Heathrow set to introduce forecourt charge

Cost may be implemented for vehicles entering terminal departure forecourts to deter a car-led Covid-19 recovery

Menzies acquires 52% of Royal Airport Services

New relationship means the cargo handling service can increase its presence in Pakistan

Boeing completes series of autonomous teaming flight tests

Boeing announced on December 2 that it had completed a series of test flights where five scaled-down, high-performance aircraft operated autonomously as a team at the Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia

NATS report charts further environmental progress

Huge CO2 savings show UK aviation industry is on target to be carbon net zero by 2050

Air Traffic Management Issue 4 2020

Inside this issue

The war in the skies over Europe
The EU and ANSPs go head to head over Sesar2+

ATM Awards
Are you on the shortlist for 2020?

Munich Airport CEO Jost Lammers on recovery and growth

Can ATM afford the post-COVID-19 recovery costs?

Heathrow gets surveillance improvements

Project results in the update of 31 multilateration ground stations and the installation of a further 21 new stations

VIDEO: Flight schools fight back against gloomy pilot jobs outlook

Last month, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) effectively told prospective pilots not to bother training because of COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry. Key.Aero spoke to four flight schools to find out why they feel very differently…

Japan contracts Kongsberg for more Joint Strike Missiles

Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace revealed on December 1 that it has signed a follow-on contract to supply more Joint Strike Missiles (JSMs) for Japan’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet

The top 5 fighter aircraft of WWI

Including a British aeroplane that even the Red Baron himself had to admit was better than his…

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USAF UFO: Mystery Aircraft Caught on Camera

A mysterious aircraft matching the description of the USAF’s secret RQ-180 reconnaissance drone flew over Edwards AFB in California in daylight sometime in early October – and a photographer was there to document it

Hygiene tops list of airport importance

Plaza Premium Group release Covid-19 consumer survey results: the public is keen to fly again but airport cleanliness is a priority

MAG launches UK’s largest testing scheme

Testing facilities have been unveiled at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports

Ryanair places huge new 737 MAX order

In a big break for Boeing, the low-cost carrier added to its large existing order of MAXs

Think tank: US must engage in UAP tech race or lose

The US must investigate the abilities of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) detected in recent years by its military aircraft's sensors, or the country’s adversaries will - according to an Israeli strategic studies think tank

Building Blockchain

The aviation industry needs to keep a close eye on developments in blockchain technology, says Amit Ganjoo of ANRA Technologies

Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

Airbus announced on December 2 that the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has ordered a second C295 twin-turboprop tactical transport, which will be delivered in 2021

Wizz Air reveals fourth UK base

Continuing its rapid expansion in the British market, the Hungarian budget airline unveils its next airport base

Watch this USAF F-35A drop a mock B61-12 nuclear bomb for the first time

The Sandia National Laboratories released previously-classified footage of a USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter dropping an inert B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb on November 23

Spain receives final two MQ-9A Block 5 RPAs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) delivered the last two MQ-9A Block 5 remotely piloted aircraft and final ground control station to the Spanish Air Force on November 23

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here is December's first historic aviation quiz!

SAS retires its final Airbus A340

The flag carrier becomes the latest operator to complete the accelerated retirement of its A340 fleet due to the impact of COVID-19

Rex reveals 737 livery and launches ticket sales

A month after accepting its first jet aircraft, tickets for its debut domestic services have gone on sale

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