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Ever wondered how the Battle of Britain film was created?

Watch exclusive interviews with pilot John Preece, and Spitfire historian Peter Arnold about filming the best-known historic aviation movie of all time to find out.

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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.

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What were flights like in the 1950s? 

Complimentary postcards when boarding, acres of legroom, and personal porters at baggage reclaim: early commercial air travel was a long way from Ryanair… 

Alitalia set for South American shake-up

Alitalia is poised for a return to two destinations in South America following a nine-month suspension due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Boeing secures $9.8bn Saudi F-15 support contract

Boeing will provide modernisation and sustainment services for Saudi Arabia’s F-15 multi-role fighter fleet after it was awarded a US$9.8bn contract by the US Department of Defense on November 10

US green lights MQ-9B SeaGuardian sale to Taiwan

The US State Department announced on November 3 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of four General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SeaGuardians to Taiwan

The DC-3's revolutionary flight across America

In 1938, an American Airlines DC-3 would make the revolutionary flight across America...

United Airlines announces JFK U-turn

Bosses at United Airlines have confirmed the carrier will resume flights from New York/John F Kennedy on February 1, 2021 following an absence of more than five years.

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Helsinki for Prepar3D Released

MK-Studios has released EFHK Helsinki for P3D v4+ over on OrbxDirect.

Philippines receives first batch of S-70i Black Hawks

The first five of 16 Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk utility helicopters were handed over to the Philippine Air Force at Clark Air Base near Angeles City, Luzon Island, on November 9

Thailand shows off Gripen fleet in elephant walk

The Royal Thai Air Force’s 7 Wing released pictures on November 11 of its resident Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters conducting an elephant walk at Surat Thani air base in southern Thailand

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Planespotting in the DPRK

Just a decade ago, a trip to North Korea to photograph aircraft...

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Flybe: Aviation’s comeback kid?

The industry’s landscape has experienced seismic changes...

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Indian upstarts in Heathrow debut

Gone are the days when slots at London’s premier gateway were the reserve of flag carriers...

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Tri-jet hunting down under

Nigel Pittaway shares some of his striking images of Boeing 727s...

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Is V the shape of things to come?

Dutch developers are working on a futuristic-looking jet...

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Airliner World December 2020

Welcome to Airliner World December 2020

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Remembering the reliable TriStar

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar...

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ATL90 Accountant: Counting the cost

Post-war, aircraft manufacturers wanted to reflect the excitement of flying...

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Tickets please!

With COVID-19 accelerating the trend for digital boarding passes...

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Trump’s Trijet Takeover

Casinos, aftershave and even steak – Donald Trump has tried his hand at a variety of businesses...

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Aeroplane December 2020

Welcome to Aeroplane December 2020

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The Long Beach Luxury Liner

It has been half a century since the first flight of the mighty McDonnell Douglas DC-10...

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A Female First: Saudi Arabia’s Pioneering Pilot

Overcoming substantial cultural and financial barriers...

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Spain’s COVID-19 boneyard

Aircraft graveyards play a key role at the end of an aircraft’s lifecycle...

What we know so far about Leonardo's AW249 attack helicopter

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Leonardo Helicopters’ AW249 – an all-new, technologically advanced attack helicopter that is designed to meet rising and evolving threats over the next 30 years

US approves $23bn F-35A, MQ-9B and munition sale to UAE

The US State Department announced on November 10 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of F-35A Lightning IIs, MQ-9Bs and munitions to the UAE

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