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Historic

Solent Sky saves One-Eleven

Forward fuselage of ex-British Airways airliner and QinetiQ testbed arrives at Southampton museum

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A Punishing Year - Fighter Command's 1942 offensive

In his second article outlining Fighter Command’s offensive, Graham Pitchfork reviews the harsh ‘lessons learned’ during 1942

Army Flying Museum announces new partnership

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire is entering a new relationship with global engineering giant GKN Aerospace

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Aeroplane January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Electric record-breaker becomes museum-piece

Science Museum gets unique Spirit of Innovation

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Military

ITPS rolls out Advanced Controls Evaluator

The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) held its 11th annual Flight Test Seminar just before Christmas at its home-base at London International Airport, Canada. The highlight of the event, which was attended by more than 150 guests from international industry and air forces, was the rollout of the Advanced Controls Evaluator (ACE) – a highly modified and substantially upgraded Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros that features a fly-by-wire, four-axis variable stability system and in-flight simulation capability

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Ecuador to hand over Russian-made Mi-171 Hip fleet to the US

Ecuador’s President Daniel Noboa announced that his government will transfer its Russian-made military equipment – including anti-aircraft systems and transport helicopters – to the US, which will then be exchanged for new materiel

Slovak Air Force receives first two F-16 Block 70s in the US

Lockheed Martin announced on January 10 that it had successfully delivered its first two F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcon fighters to the Slovak Air Force at its production facility in Greenville, South Carolina

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Commercial

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Interview: RwandAir’s CEO breaking the mould

In the October 2023 Speaking to Gordon Smith moments after being appointed as the new chair of IATA’s Board of Governors, RwandAir CEO Yvonne Makolo discusses the challenges and opportunities of the post-pandemic era

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What it was like to fly the BA/Singapore Airlines Concorde service

In a special Key Publishing magazine on Concorde, Kevin Tate recalled the experience of flying as a Concorde passenger on a route operated by dual-branded aircraft.

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First-hand account from 9/11 – How Concorde was reborn and died on the same day

In the September 2021 issue of Airliner World, German aviation journalist Andreas Spaeth shared his personal account of visiting Concorde at Heathrow on the day the United States came under attack in 2001

The Ultimate Defunct UK Commercial Airports Quiz

Welcome to this week’s Quiz, which looks at the UK’s forgotten commercial airports. The country is littered with abandoned airports and airfields, and while some remain as hubs for general aviation, many have disappeared altogether. Here are ten questions to test your knowledge of some of the most famous.

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When a US airline flew Concorde on domestic services

With Texan swagger for bigger, better, brighter and bolder, going supersonic was in Braniff International’s DNA. In a special Key Publishing magazine on Concorde, Charles Kennedy delved behind the scenes of an unusual Concorde co-operation.

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Flight Simulation

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​AKD Studio's GLF550 v2 review

In this review, we fly the fully upgraded version 2 of the Gulfstream GLF550 from AKD Studio.

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Boeing Field

Drzewiecki Design has announced KBFI Boeing Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Black Square’s TBM 850 review

Black Square Simulations arrived on the flight sim scene with a bang. It broke new ground with its Analog Steam Gauge Overhaul series, upgrading the default Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft with highly realistic interiors and systems. This time, we look at its first aircraft developed from the ground up, the mighty TBM 850.

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The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."