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Stunning photos of airliners at Le Bourget in the 1970s

While Le Bourget Airport is known today for its business jet operations and location of the long-standing biennial Paris Air Show, this more than 100-year-old French capital gateway has a rich history of commercial airline operations too. Ron Mak highlights some of the aircraft from 1970 to 1980

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New home for Kiwi Supermarine stunner

Gavin Conroy profiles a newly-restored Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI completed by Avspecs in New Zealand. After a successful test-flight programme, it is bound for a new home in the United States

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Snap to attention: Russia's Ka-52 Alligator

Russia’s history of rotary successes has continued in recent years with the development of the Ka-52 Alligator

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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Aviojet E.25-09/79-09 News Premium

Display team jet on show in Spain

CASA C-101 Aviojet E.25-09/79-09, a former Spanish Air Force Patrulla Águila display team jet, was mounted on a pedestal at Alcalá de Henares, Madrid on January 19…

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Helicopter emerges from paint shop at Pima

The seemingly tireless restoration crew at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, has completed work on Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave 58-1005…

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RAF retires BAe 146 to IWM Duxford

The RAF has begun retiring its four British Aerospace BAe 146s, leaving the BAE Systems Hawk as the force's sole remaining British-designed and built type

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Airlines hail ‘landmark day’ as UK moves to scrap Covid travel testing

The decision to remove Covid testing for fully vaccinated passengers arriving in England has been welcomed by UK airlines.

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Conversion King’s Dove Developments

Jack M Riley built up a good reputation for aircraft conversions and in its July 9, 1964 issue ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ detailed Riley’s previous upgrade work and his company’s latest developments on the Dove

UAE jets strike Houthi ballistic missile launcher

The UAE moved to strike a purported ballistic missile launcher operated by Houthi militia in Yemen’s Al Jawf on January 24, hours after the UAE’s Ministry of Defence announced the interception of two missiles targeting the Gulf country

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 78

Welcome to the 78th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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On this day – January 14, 1888

On this day – January 14, 1888 German aircraft designer Dr. Ernst Heinkel was born…

BREAKING: Embraer secures order for 20 E2 aircraft

In a welcome boost for the E2 programme, Embraer has just confirmed details of a major new order, with up to 50 jets heading to a US-based customer. Key Aero has all you need to know.

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New arrivals at Helicopter Museum

Belvedere among new arrivals at Helicopter Museum…

NATO commits more fighters to eastern Europe

NATO has announced that its members will send additional combat air platforms to ongoing deployments in eastern Europe in response to continued fears that Russia could be on the verge of invading Ukraine

Two AT-6E Wolverines arrive at Moody AFB

A pair of USAF Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverines have arrived at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Their arrival was announced by the 23rd Wing Public Affairs department on January 19

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Warbirds over Wanaka 2022 Cancelled

One of New Zealand’s major events has been forced to cancel for the second time in two years…

Israeli SH-60F contract award

NAVAIR awarded Science and Engineering Services LLC of Huntsville, Alabama, a $13,515,107 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract on January 19 for work related to three Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk helicopters destined for the government of Israel.

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport's big ambitions revealed

Berlin Brandenburg Airport may once have been best known for its much-delayed opening, but it has weathered an exceptionally tricky first year and has big ambitions, as chief operating officer Patrick Muller tells Tara Craig

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Analysis: UK air mobility faces balancing act with retirement of C-130J fleet

With the removal next year of the UK’s C-130J fleet from service and the importance of military transport highlighted by the 2021 Kabul airlift, the Royal Air Force faces challenges to maintain current operational tempo

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March FlyPast Picture of the Month Winner

The March Picture of the Month goes to Darren Curtis for his superb shot of 'The Mad Russian' Yak-5

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Ask Wingco: Your questions answered

Our ‘resident’ ex-RAF combat pilot/navigator, with hundreds of hours in Tornados, answers your aviation-related questions...PLUS February Quiz solutions!

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The fascinating ways airports are getting greener

Sustainability is back on the agenda and many airport operators have been analysing their environmental impact. Here are some of the eco stories from across Europe that you might have missed over recent weeks...

Spitfire: Evolution of an icon

Liam Shaw, Events and Experiences Coordinator at IWM Duxford introduces a world first, the largest collection of Spitfires under one roof gathered together for a very special exhibition…

QUIZ: Airbus customers and operators

Airbus held onto its crown as the world's biggest aircraft manufacturer last year, but how well do you know the European aerospace giant's biggest customers?

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