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Jamaican Defence Force to receive six Bell 505s

The Jamaican Defence Force will receive six new Bell 505 JetRanger X light helicopters after the company revealed that it had signed a purchase agreement with the nation on February 8

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Aviation News March 2021

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Tupolev Tu-134 Soviet-built Workhorse

Conceived as a follow-on development of the Tu-16 jet bomber, the Tu-134 is a regional jet airliner that has enjoyed a long and productive career. Alexander Mladenov and Krasimir Grozev report

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Dan-Air’s Trijet Boeings

Dan-Air was one of the few British operators of the Boeing 727, using them to modernise its fleet and its image in the early 1970s. Bob O’Brien remembers the airline’s trijet years

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From Jodel to Jumbo A Life of Flying

As a boy, he was told he was “stupid” to think he could ever become a pilot, but Scott Birrell FRAeS enjoyed a distinguished career in aviation as an airline captain, head of pilot training and a senior examiner

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Delta’s long-lasting DC-8s

It was the first airline to operate the Douglas DC-8 and kept the type for almost 30 years, flying all the major passenger models, from early turbojets to stretched examples with high-bypass turbofans. Barry Lloyd recalls the aircraft that launched Delta Air Lines into the jet age

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Rebirth of the Dancing Crane - Part 2

Following privatisation in the 1980s, Japan Airlines continued to grow, until it faced the threat of bankruptcy in 2010. Having emerged successfully from that crisis, it is now struggling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as Jozef Mols details

First KC-46A tanker for Japan takes flight

The first of four Boeing KC-46A tankers for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force completed its maiden flight from the company’s production facility in Everett, Washington, on February 8

What happened to Amelia Earhart?

Captured, cast away, new identities and crashes… what are the theories behind one of aviation’s most speculated disappearances?

DSky - Grenadines Islands Vol. 1 Released

Aerosoft has announced Grenadines Islands Vol. 1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now as a download.

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