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How many airlines did we gain and lose in 2020?

In part two of our special Global Airline Report 2021, we analyse the data to find out how many airlines were set up and how many departed last year

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Simon’s Sircus: The Navy’s Sea Vixen display team

Founded by 892 Naval Air Squadron, Simon’s Sircus was one of many legendary jet display teams to grace British airshows during the 1960s

FlyByWire Simulations' A32NX Review Premium

FlyByWire Simulations' A32NX

We review A32NX by FlyByWire Simulations, the development group behind creating an
improved version of the default Airbus A320neo for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Building a 737 Home Cockpit Feature Premium

Building a 737 Home Cockpit – The new shell and more

Joe Lavery shows how his cockpit enclosure evolved from a shell, with a few panels, into a realistic 737 cockpit.

A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery Feature Premium

A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery, Part 2

In this instalment, Joe Lavery looks at 3D design applications used to create bespoke buildings and objects that look more authentic than using inbuilt assets provided by Asobo Studio.

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Tigers burn bright

Recreating a spectacle that hadn’t been seen since the 1930s,...

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‘Landor scope and glory’

Former British Airways Boeing 747 G-BNLY welcomed passengers on board again during its debut Landor Experience Day. Aviation News editor Jamie Ewan was there

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80 minutes that changed aviation

Twenty years ago civilian aircraft became weapons of terror. It was unprecedented. Aviation News examines the ongoing effects of 9/11 and looks back at those fateful flights

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Back in business!

Planes, people and projects came alive as The Aviation Society’s Memorabilia Fair made a triumphant return beneath the wings of Concorde. Carol Randall reports

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FlyPast October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Historic Aviation Quiz

Test your knowledge with ten fiendishly tricky questions!

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Secret Guardians: French SOF operations in North Africa

We reveal some of the vital work being undertaken by the French Special Ops helicopters that are operating covertly in the Sahel region of North Africa

Belgium sends multiple airlift assets to assist Kabul evacuations

Due to the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, the Belgian government approved evacuation operations from Kabul International Airport by Belgian defence air assets

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Su-24 over the Black Sea

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s assigned to the RAF’s 121 Expeditionary Air Wing were scrambled to intercept an unidentified Russian fighter in international airspace over the Black Sea on August 17

Russian Air Force Il-112V News Premium

Ilyushin Il-112V prototype destroyed in fatal crash

The first prototype of the new Ilyushin Il-112V light military transport aircraft was destroyed in a fatal accident on August 17, killing all three crew members

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The World’s Biggest Transport Aircraft…in 1957

The Aeroplane, in its June 21, 1957 issue, reported on the progress of the massive Douglas C-133A being manufactured for the US Air Force

​Descending over the non-traffic side for Runway 28 at NZGB. [Click and drag to move] ​ Review Premium

Black Box Simulations' Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

We review Black Box Simulations' second general aviation aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Britten- Norman BN-2 Islander.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update IV and V - A Developer’s Diary

Since our last status report on Microsoft Flight Simulator, Asobo Studio has released five major updates along with several ‘hot fixes’ as the team continues to work with aircraft manufacturers, the flight sim community and real-world pilots to improve all aspects of the simulator.

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How has the global airliner fleet changed in the last three years?

With the onset of COVID-19 across worldwide markets during the first half of last year, we analyse the trends of the global fleet before the pandemic (2019), its spread worldwide (2020) and what we hope is the road to recovery (2021).

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Investigation into USAF C-17A incident in Kabul could be launched

An official investigation could be launched into the chaotic first hours of the Kabul airlift that saw a US Air Force C-17 taxiing through a crowd of Afghan civilians attempting to flee the country, before taking off with some people still clinging on

Final US Navy E-2C completes PMI-2 process

The last US Navy-operated Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye to complete the planned maintenance interval two (PMI-2) at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) departed NAS North Island, California, on August 3

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Where are Afghanistan’s 14 commercial airliners?

Key.Aero charts where the country’s collection of airliners is currently positioned following the Taliban’s takeover

US military deploys to support Haiti following deadly earthquake

In the last few days, US Southern Command has deployed its forces to Haiti to support ongoing humanitarian assistance/disaster relief efforts after the Caribbean nation was hit by a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake on August 14

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 14

We look back in an interview with a former US Navy F/A-18 Squadron Commander on his frontline experiences and the role that airpower played in the years of combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Airports of the World Issue 97 - September-October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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FlightSimExpo 2021

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San Diego, United States

FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. This year’s hybrid event takes place in San Diego and online.

Dubai Airshow 2021

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DUBAI AIRSHOW SITE, United Kingdom

Dubai Airshow 2021 is all set to be one of the most significant in-person aerospace events to take place this year and has already been marked as a must-attend by regional and global organisations keen to accelerate their speed of recovery.