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HS748 falls victim to fire at Southend

The sad, burned-out hulk of HS748 VH-AMQ at Southend on 29 January....

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FlightLine

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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“No other aircraft…”

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Beverley ops…could quite match the Blackburn...

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BRITISH CLASSICS ‘DOWN UNDER’

PERSONAL ALBUMOne of the many advantages of being airline crew,...

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STRATHALLAN AIR DISPLAY 1976

A DAY SHOWAn outstanding day at Scotland’s famed ‘flying...

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CHASING THE HOLY GRAIL

Jack van Egmond was just 14 when, in the 1960s, he acquired some...

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Hurricane ‘found’ at Indian police academy

News E-MAIL TO: tony.harmsworth@keypublishing.com TELEPHONE:...

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HEATH PARASOL’S 80 YEAR PROGRESS

This is the story of a tiny, 80-year-old aeroplane — scarcely the length of a family car — which, despite many mishaps along the way, is the sole UK survivor of a design dating back to the 1920s...

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‘Freedom Fighter’ to fly in Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection (Forsvarets flysamling)...

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EARLY ALPHA JET TO TOULOUSE

Despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

DR ROBERT PLEMING 1951-2021 Dr Robert Pleming FRAeS, chairman...

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Outback and out of service: Alice Springs from the air

Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage in Alice Springs is enjoying its moment in the sun. Opened in 2011, it was the region's first purpose-built airliner parking and recycling facility and aims to offer a more cost-effective storage solution than far-away alternatives. Seth Jaworski viewed the fascinating facility from the air...

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How Flightradar24 works

Once a niche tool used by aviation enthusiasts, Flightradar24 has brought planespotting to the masses. Tom Batchelor details how the world now looks down at its mobile phone to look up at the skies

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Madame Airbus

With a career spanning more than 35 years, Barbara Kracht – Airbus’ former VP of media relations – experienced first-hand the impressive growth of the pan-European airframer. Here, she tells Thomas Haynes about her time working for what is now one of the biggest names in the business

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Direct to the Falklands

AIRLINER WOULD'S COMPREHENSIVE OF WOULDWIDE NEWS LUFTHANSA...

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Letters to the editor

 Information for the traveller. A fantastic history of the...

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Dash 8-400 build suspended

DE HAVILLAND Aircraft of Canada has confirmed it will temporarily...

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Eastern Bloc Party: Part one

More than 30 years on from the collapse of the USSR, Keith Otto peers over Berlin Walls and through Iron Curtains for a look back at the airlines of the Eastern Bloc in this two-part feature

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What the Brexit deal means for the aviation industry

Keith Nuthall wades through the 1,200-page Brexit deal to help establish what the divorce papers mean for the aviation industry

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How Asia-Pacific airlines can bounce back from COVID-19

Gordon Smith joined a roundtable discussion with Subhas Menon, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) to learn how the region’s carriers can bounce back from the challenges of 2020

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Scotland the brave: Loganair CEO interview

Since Flybe’s collapse, Loganair is now officially the UK’s largest regional carrier. Thomas Haynes spoke to Jonathan Hinkles, the airline’s chief executive, to find out how the firm hopes to buck the trends created by those that have come before

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Air safety: Captain ‘ignored landing gear warnings’

A Kalitta Charters II Boeing 727-200(F) landed at Tuscaloosa National Airport with its nose gear retracted after its captain continued with his approach despite automated alerts, the US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has found.

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Rex joins the jet age

Chris Frame caught up with John Sharp, Rex’s deputy chairman, to learn more about the Australian regional carrier’s jet-setting plans

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Xian MA60: Modern Ark, classic design

Improving on the tried, tested and trusted doesn’t come without trials and tribulations, as many well-known brands have discovered (New Coke, anyone?). With that in mind, Daniel Johnston travels to Laos to sample Xian’s take on a Soviet stalwart

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Airliner World April 2021: Preservation news

Germany’s last two Boeing 707s – the only 707-400s still in existence – are facing an uncertain future as their resident airports have either closed or are unwilling to continue funding maintenance of the jets.

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