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A debt owed: The BAC One-Eleven was one of the brilliant successes of British aviation – but its journey into service was marred by the loss of the prototype and its crew on October 22, 1963. Stephen Skinner recounts that dark day
Another example of the Hawker fighter has been grounded — and only one other may fly again as Swiss classic jet scene dwindles
Boeing completed the first flight of the third F-15EX Eagle II for the USAF on October 27, some ten weeks after the new fighter was rolled off the assembly line. That day, two sorties were flown from the firm’s facility at St Louis Lambert International Airport in St Louis, Missouri
The new Bayraktar TB3 UCAV successfully completed its maiden flight at the Akinci Flight Training and Test Center in the Çorlu district of Tekirdağ, Turkey, on October 27, neatly presaging the nation’s 100th annual Republic Day celebrations
An Israeli Air Force-operated F-35I Adir (or ‘Mighty One’) has been credited with scoring the type’s first known air-to-air kill against a cruise missile on October 31, probably using an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile to achieve this feat
We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.
Tom Batchelor considers the ramifications of Lufthansa’s recent deal with ITA Airways
Designed in the late 1940s, the Czech-built twin-engine Aero 45 is one of the most distinctive airframes in aviation history and despite its humble beginnings, it became an immediate success throughout Europe and beyond. We check out Aeroplane Heaven's rendition of this rugged workhorse for Microsoft Flight Simulator.