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Historic

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How de Havilland survived after Comet crashes

After two Comet jetliners plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in 1954, doubts were cast over the survival of de Havilland. This article looks at the manufacturer, its aircraft and Ken Ellis explains how the company came back from the brink

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Transport Titans

Bob Archer details the logistical intricacies of the USAF’s Exercise Big Lift...

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Restoration Scene: From Medway to Malta

Robin Brooks relates the life of a much-travelled Meteor F.8, whose restoration has been completed at Malta Aviation Museum Foundation

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A Family Affair...

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visited The B-17 Cockpit Project’s...

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LEATHERNECK SPOTTER

When Thomas Kattinger asked for his venerable Piper L-4 Cub to be restored in blue...

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Military

One dead, two injured in US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crash

A US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crashed in the area of Wallops Island and Chincoteague in the State of Virginia on March 30, resulting in one fatality

Two more Typhoons delivered to Kuwait

LEONARDO HAS delivered a further two Kuwait Air Force (KAF) Eurofighter Typhoons. The aircraft landed in Kuwait on March 29 after a ferry flight from the factory at Turin-Caselle.

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What's different about the upgraded Dassault Mirage 2000D RMV?

French Mirage 2000B and 2000D aircraft have recently been testing upgraded IR sensor systems and chaff/flare dispensers fitted into the new Damocles pod. Babak Taghvaee investigates

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Commercial

3D Printing Milestone for Pratt & Whitney

In what is being described as a first for the commercial MRO sector, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has revealed the “industrialisation” of 3D printing for its aircraft engine components.

Boeing Publishes Southeast Asia Prospects

While the 2020 Singapore Airshow is unlikely to offer anything close to the blockbuster orders of years gone by, one of the biggest names in the business remains upbeat about the region’s longer-term prospects.

Korean Air Consolidates P&W Relationship

Korean Air has selected the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G to power its upcoming fleet of Airbus A321neos.

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Ringway remembered

Bob O’Brien recalls trips to Manchester Airport in the 1960s and 1970s...

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Hawaii Nine-O

Hawaiian Airlines has grown to become a major pan-Pacific player...

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Flight Simulation

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MilViz’s PC-6 Porter

The flying Swiss Army knife.

Microsoft Flight Simulator development update

In the latest development update, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team announced the launch of the Tech Alpha recruitment.

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Big Tire Productions’ Carbon Cub EX

Cub on steroids.

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