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The innovative way to reduce airport runway congestion

As soon as we’re allowed to fly again, a problem that’s been getting steadily worse for decades will be back: severe congestion on our airport runways. But it doesn’t have to be that way, argues Professor Richard Steinberg

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Historic Aviation Adverts from Another Era

Some eye-catching adverts from decades past that appeared in The Aeroplane magazine

Airbus reveals production rate forecasts

In a bid to prepare suppliers, the airframer has issued an update to its production plans

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

Returning to a classic! This week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of the world's airlines. Let us know what score you get!

New livery for RAF’s Typhoon display team

A Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 assigned to the RAF’s No 29 Squadron has been rolled out sporting a brand-new ‘Union Jack’ paint scheme, which will be seen at a variety of air shows over the next two years

JMSDF's first XSH-60L prototype takes flight

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has flown the first prototype of the XSH-60L – a further development by the Japanese firm of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare helicopter

FLYING LEGENDS CANCELLED

The Flying Legends Air show, due to take place between 10-11th July, has been cancelled

PLAY’s plan for cautious expansion

In part two of Key.Aero’s interview with Birgir Jonsson, the PLAY CEO reveals his growth and development plans for the start-up carrier

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Insights into the World’s Biggest Helicopter

Bill Gunston cast an expert eye over the massive Mil Mi-12 ‘Homer’ helicopter in the February 1976 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Here’s what he wrote…

B-52H conducts target training over the Black Sea

A USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing completed a simulated target training mission with five NATO allies over the Black Sea region on May 24

Patrouille Suisse F-5E crashes in the Alps

A Northrop F-5E Tiger II light fighter/jet trainer from the Swiss Air Force’s Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team crashed near the mountain resort village of Melchsee-Frutt in Switzerland’s Obwalden canton in the morning of May 26

THE HISTORIC AIRSHOWS IN JUNE YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS!

After the lack of action last year, you could say that the air show season of 2021 is the sign of things getting back to normal. With that in mind, we've put together a list of the events in June that any historic aviation enthusiast - young or old - needs to experience!

VIDEO: How PLAY plans to learn lessons of WOW

In an interview with Key.Aero, Birgir Jonsson, PLAY’s CEO, explains his strategy for success with the new carrier

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ON A WING & A WARTHOG

ON A WING AND A WARTHOGPoliticians have saved the Fairchild Republic...

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MARINES ON THE MOOR

USMC // VMM-162Ian Harding sits it out at Okehampton Army Camp...

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THE EYES OF THE TIGER

Kedar Karmarkar meets Captain Jim 'Guido' DiMatteo, US Navy (retired),...

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PROTECTING The South Atlantic

FORCE REPORT // ARGENTINE NAVAL AVIATIONHaving been the most...

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IMPROVING ALL THE TIME

 Approved in October 1999, AIMP Block I brought the CP-140 fleet...

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INIOCHOS BEST OF THE REST

INIOCHOS 2021Vincent Martens zooms in on some of the combat aircraft...

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SKYBORG’S

‘DRONE WITH A BRAIN’ TAKES FLIGHTDISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT...

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STEALTH SUNSET?

 USAFWill a new tactical aircraft study lead to F-35 production...

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INSIDE THE HEART OF DIXIE

ALABAMAIn a new series Tom Kaminski reviews all the current military...

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HOW NOT TO BE SEEN

HISTORY OF CAMOUFLAGEChris Croot investigates the history of...

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

OPERATION MUSKETEERThe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade’s recent...

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AURORA DEPLOYMENTS

Besides its traditional homeland sovereignty missions, Canada’s...

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