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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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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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Skywriters

In association with…WRITE TO: Aeroplane, Key Publishing Ltd,...

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‘BEVS’ IN THE CONGO

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Beverley ops The Congo crisis of...

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THE WAY OVER THE WAVES

PIONEERS Lisbon-Madeira flightA century ago, four men took off...

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DATABASE

BRITISH SWEPT-WING RESEARCH JETS 15 IN-DEPTH PAGESWhen...

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Jindivik for Newark

Following a collection review by Aerospace Bristol, a GAF Jindivik...

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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NIGHTLIFE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Meteor NF pilotBy the late 1950s, even the...

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AEROPLANE

A magnificent stack of RAF Buccaneer S2Bs, mounted in March 1994...

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AEROPLANE meets MATT JONES

The managing director of the Boultbee Flight Academy took an...

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OBLIVION AWAITS ANOTHER HISTORIC AIRLINER

Although externally this ex-VIP Douglas DC-8 looks to be in good...

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WORKSHOP RISING AGAIN

One of the most famous Dutch fighters of all time, the Fokker...

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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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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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