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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.

Introducing Brisbane City Pack

The next landmarks destination from Orbx is Brisbane City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Orbx and Seafront Simulations Announce New Partnership

Orbx has welcomed Seafront Simulations onboard as an Orbx Partner, with a new product range that brings Microsoft Flight Simulator’s coastline to life.

Singapore Airlines reveals major aircraft order book changes

The company made the alterations as part of a $4bn capital expenditure deferral programme

First UPS A300 receives cockpit upgrade

The jet gained increased capabilities and flexibility through a comprehensive flight deck modernisation programme

DCS: World New Third-Party Campaigns

Eagle Dynamics has announced new third-party campaigns are now available in Open Beta 2.5.6.

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2021 Aviation Puzzle Book

Test your puzzle skills and aviation knowledge with the 2021 Aviation Puzzle Book

Medical student turned flying ace

The incredible story of how one man-turned-flying-ace came to earn the Distinguished Flying Cross and a 60th birthday present from Kind George V…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 29

Welcome to the 29th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Initial Operational Clearance for Indian Army's LUH variant

India’s Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) has granted Initial Operational Clearance for the Indian Army’s variant of the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Light Utility Helicopter

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43 amazing adverts which tell Concorde's story

The story of Concorde is one of engineering excellence and international cooperation at its best. Key.Aero has collated 43 advertisements which tell this tale from the perspective of the suppliers and partners of this unique supersonic airliner

Bristol Blenheim VS. Vickers Wellington

How to do two popular bombers compare to one another?

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Ten more of the coolest retro airline liveries

Continuing the blast from the past - here are ten of the great examples of historical paint schemes which have found their way onto modern-day airliners

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Airliner World March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

US Navy orders five more Sikorsky VH-92As

The US Navy has exercised an option to procure five more VH-92A presidential transport helicopters from Sikorsky under a third low-rate initial production lot

Wally: A Prisoner of War

In this third and final instalment of MyPast we hear the remainder of Wally Layne's story. David Layne details his father's time as a prisoner of war...

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Return to business - American Airlines 737 MAX service re-entry

Almost two years since the FAA’s grounding order, the MAX is back in revenue service. Chris Sloan was on board the first US flight with fare-paying passengers since 2019

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Vaccines: A shot in the arm for airlines?

As octogenarians across the UK were issued their first helping of a COVID-19 vaccine, logistical efforts were already well underway for a mass rollout, as Tom Batchelor explains in the second half of his special report

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The Evolution of JFK's Terminal 7

The first terminal to be built and operated by a foreign airline on US soil will close next year prior to demolition. Mark Blacklock recaps the twists and turns in the curious history of JFK’s Terminal 7

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