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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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Fighting for change: African optimism

The African aviation industry still falls far behind in terms of female pilots, airport infrastructure and regional air connectivity in comparison to other parts of the world. Wilbur Sargunaraj talks to a trio of pilots from the continent to discuss their route to the flight deck, how they are inspiring others, highlighting prevalent issues, their hopes and what it means to be African

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Metamorphosis from Skymaster to Carvair

Unfazed by the financial folly of his first foray into aircraft manufacturing, Sir Freddie Laker’s bath-time brainwave to buy up Berlin Blockade brutes for cross-Channel car-carrying conversions came good, as Stephen Skinner explains

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Readers at the ’row - Heathrow 75 picture spread

To celebrate London Heathrow’s 75th anniversary, we asked you – the Airliner World readership – to submit your pictures of the UK’s biggest airport. You heeded the call...

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A fond farewell - Virgin's 747 retirement party

Virgin Atlantic jumbos have graced the skies for more than 35 years, but the pandemic has brought their career to a premature end. In December 2020, the airline threw a retirement party for its last Boeing 747. Paul Norton raised a glass on behalf of Airliner World 

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Back in the game - Embraer CCO interview

Following the dramatic collapse of talks with Boeing, Embraer has dusted itself off with renewed vision and vigour. Gordon Smith caught up with Martyn Holmes, the new CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, to learn more about the firm’s bold new strategy

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Simulators: Getting on the flight track

Flight simulators can roughly be split into two camps: pilots who use multi-million-pound devices that replicate realism for training, and aviation enthusiasts flying for fun from their homes. Airline pilot, Jeremy Feldman, offers his take on the pros and cons of each type

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Brave Blue World

JetBlue celebrated its 20th year by unwrapping a late Christmas present – the first of 70 Airbus A220-300s. Chris Sloan headed to the Big Apple to see the ‘Baby Bus’

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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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Riding the storm - Southwest Airlines CCO interview

Chris Sloan chats with the chief commercial officer at Southwest Airlines, Andrew Watterson, to find out how the Dallas-based carrier is mitigating the effects of the gravest crisis in aviation history

Quiz: How well do you know your special airline paint schemes?

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on the wonderful and sometimes weird world of special schemes. Can you identify these eye-catching paint jobs? Let us know what score you get!

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PC Pilot Issue 132

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Vitoria-Foronda for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Vitoria-Foronda Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

Russia starts development of PAK DP as MiG-31 successor

The Rostec State Corporation has confirmed that Russia has started to develop the successor to its Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor fleet under the Prospective Air Complex for Long-Range Interception (PAK DP) programme

Microsoft Flight Simulator February 4 Development Update

In the latest development update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Asobo Studio revealed World Update 3: UK is complete and is in the final test phase with a planned release date of February 11.

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What we know so far about AERALIS' jet trainer family

We examine AERALIS, a UK-based start-up that seeks to revolutionise fixed-wing training across the world’s military air arms through its family of low-cost, next-generation customisable jet trainers

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