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Hangar Talk - Aeroplane February 2021

To fly or not to fly? Is it better for an historic aircraft to be displayed at an airshow as a going concern, or should it be consigned to the relative security of a museum?

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Hawker Siddeley Trident - set up to fail?

British European Airways had a manufacturer on hand to develop its bespoke trijet however it saw fit, but that didn’t quell the carrier’s desire to buy Boeing. Stephen Skinner concludes his two-part overview of the Hawker Siddeley Trident

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Flight Testing The Prone Meteor

It was a unique opportunity for the unit test pilot on No. 33 Maintenance Unit — to sample the one-off prone pilot Gloster Meteor...

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Aeroplane meets Reg Urschler

He’s best-known for his association with P-51D Mustang Gunfighter, but this legendary warbird pilot had an outstanding US Air Force career, too...

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Return of the MAX - onboard a special 737 MAX flight

It has taken 20 challenging months for the 737 MAX to be recertificated, but it will take Boeing far longer to repair its broken trust. Chris Sloan steps on board a special 737 MAX flight – the first in the US since March 2019 – to examine whether the manufacturer has turned a corner

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Vaccines: A shot in the arm for airlines?

Vaccines are like buses; you wait twelve months then three come along all at once. However, with a potential 7.6bn people queuing up for a jab, commercial aviation is facing the single biggest logistical undertaking in its history as Tom Batchelor discovers in the first of a special two-part insight

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Leading From The Front - Britains Highest Scoring Ace

James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson was Britain’s highest-scoring ace of the Second World War, and its finest wing leader of all time. What were the particular qualities that made him so successful in combat — and as a leader of men? 

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Airliner World February 2021

Welcome to Airliner World February 2021

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Harrier for Latin America

There is a counterfactual history in which, during the Falklands War, RAF Harriers and Royal Navy Sea Harriers found themselves in combat against…

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Aeroplane February 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane February 2021

US green lights Kazakhstani King Air B300ER Scorpion purchase

The US State Department announced on December 23 that it has approved the possible FMS of two King Air B300ER Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Kazakhstan

Cobham secures French C-135FR support contract

Cobham Mission Systems announced on January 5 that it has secured a three-year contract from Sabena Technics to provide support and maintenance services for the French Air and Space Force’s Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker fleet

Microsoft Flight Simulator Arrives at Southend Airport

Scenery developer, Pilot Plus has released EGMC London Southend Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Amazon buys jets for the first time - here's what they got

The bolstered fleet supports Amazon’s growing customer base during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly

Lancaster Anniversary Quiz

It's the 80th Anniversary of the Avro Lancaster this week - so what could be better than a quiz dedicated to the bomber?

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Six bizarrely named airlines

What’s in a name? Here are half a dozen examples of carriers with some fairly odd brands

Air New Zealand reveals unusual layover for all US flights

The flag carrier has added a stopover to all of its traditionally nonstop services to North America

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The history of the Avro Lancaster

Developed from the flawed Avro Manchester, the Lancaster went on to become Bomber Command’s weapon of choice. As its 80th birthday nears, Key.Aero looks back at the famous bomber’s evolution and service career

Sydney for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

FlyTampa has released Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Stunning images reflect UK defence ops in 2020

As 2020 ended, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a number of stunning images to reflect the day-to-day operations that occurred throughout the year

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How much do Airbus’ aircraft cost brand-new?

Here’s how much cash you’ll need if you want to own a brand-new example

US approves $4bn AH-64E sale to Kuwait

The US State Department announced on December 29 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Kuwaiti government

Canary Islands for X-Plane

Orbx has announced TrueEarth EU Canary Islands for X-Plane 11 is out now.

JetBlue accepts its first Airbus A220

To round off a very difficult year, the American carrier received good news in the form of its debut A220

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 24

Welcome to the 24th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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