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Ian Black explains why the Lightning was fitted with cannon and what it was like pressing the firing button
Crippling sanctions, the collapse of vital bilateral agreements and airspace bans. Aviation News investigates the impact on the commercial aviation industry of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Air Forces Monthly visited the Irish Air Corps on the eve of its 100th anniversary to learn how the force is doing more with less
More than a decade after its initial order, Etihad has finally welcomed the Airbus A350-1000 to its long-haul fleet. Gordon Smith joined chief executive Tony Douglas on board the maiden flight
RAF Tornado GR4 Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) Flt Lt Alex Lock is currently on an exchange tour with the French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Chasse 3/3 ‘Ardennes’, which operates the Dassault Mirage 2000D from Nancy-Ochey Air Base in eastern France.
It wasn’t Britain’s first aerial gateway, but Croydon Airport rapidly became the nation’s hub and one of the world’s most important airports. We chart the history of London’s first true hub airport in this six-part opener – featuring rare archive images.
A quarter of a century after British Airways unveiled the first of a planned 50 ‘World Images’ across the tailfins of its fleet, Martin Needham looks back at a period almost airbrushed from the carrier’s history
In late 1944, the men of the Duxford-based 78th Fighter Group faced a new challenge. Since 1943 they had run the gauntlet of German fighters and anti-aircraft fire in that tremendously dependable platform, the P-47 Thunderbolt. Now the ‘Duxford Eagles’ were converting to the P-51 Mustang — and some of them weren’t best pleased. With extracts from unit records, this is the story of the 78th’s transition
Raytheon Intelligence and Space announced on May 10 that a pre-production version of the company’s APG-79(V)4 AESA radar had successfully completed its first flight on a USMC-operated legacy Hornet
The Lufthansa Group has recently purchased several widebodies, comprising a mix of passenger and freighter examples. Find out how many, specific current/next-generation types involved, intended delivery timeframes, and more, on Key.Aero – not to be missed, read now!
A controversial figure in Italian history, Gabriele D'Annunzio was part of the tradition of the soldier-poet. It was in the air that D’Annunzio fought, and among his exploits was a propaganda raid against Vienna that goes down as one of the First World War’s most daring flying feats
With the threat of nuclear weapons possibly being used in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, Air Forces Monthly looks at the Russian and NATO aerial components that would be involved in such a scenario
Air Forces Monthly reports on the developments taking place within the US Navy adversary squadrons
Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April
Authorities in China have launched an investigation after a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 left the runway and caught fire this morning (May 12).
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