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Aeroplane Database: Reggaine Re 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2005

A Hungarian Air Force Re 2000, or Héja, serial V.418. This...

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A view to thrill: glaciers galore!

A scenic flight amid spectacular scenery is an adventure in itself – add a landing on an active glacier into the mix and you've the ultimate aviation adrenaline rush. Andreas Rohde travels to Alaska to join Talkeetna Air Taxi in the Arctic wonderland of Denali National Park

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AIRLINER HISTORY: BAC X-Eleven

It started out as Britain’s last go-it-alone attempt to produce a medium sized airliner. It ended up being the final home-grown commercial...

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Hawker Siddeley Trident - set up to fail?

British European Airways had a manufacturer on hand to develop its bespoke trijet however it saw fit, but that didn’t quell the carrier’s desire to buy Boeing. Stephen Skinner concludes his two-part overview of the Hawker Siddeley Trident

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The Payen Pa 49

There’s niche, and then there’s niche. A very small — quite charming — and low-powered jet, intended as a delta-winged trainer. Is it any surprise that the Payen Pa 49 remained a one-off? 

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Return of the MAX - onboard a special 737 MAX flight

It has taken 20 challenging months for the 737 MAX to be recertificated, but it will take Boeing far longer to repair its broken trust. Chris Sloan steps on board a special 737 MAX flight – the first in the US since March 2019 – to examine whether the manufacturer has turned a corner

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Skywriters - Aeroplane February 2021

Regarding Tom Eeles’ article on the Whirlwind in the September issue of Aeroplane, it was interesting to read the uncomplimentary comments made by...

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Vaccines: A shot in the arm for airlines?

Vaccines are like buses; you wait twelve months then three come along all at once. However, with a potential 7.6bn people queuing up for a jab, commercial aviation is facing the single biggest logistical undertaking in its history as Tom Batchelor discovers in the first of a special two-part insight

21 facts about the Lancaster bomber!

Think you know all there is to know about the Lancaster bomber? Think again! We've got the complete list...

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Aeroplanes Classics: the Sopwith Dove

A pilot’s viewpoint on Sopwith’s peacetime sportster 

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Airliner World February 2021

Welcome to Airliner World February 2021

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Hangar Talk - Aeroplane February 2021

To fly or not to fly? Is it better for an historic aircraft to be displayed at an airshow as a going concern, or should it be consigned to the relative security of a museum?

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Quashing the myths of air travel in the COVID-19 era

With coronavirus still prevalent around the world, many former fliers are anxious about returning to airline travel, fearful they could catch the killer bug. Tom Batchelor quashes the myths and explores what innovations are out there to help restore confidence to passengers

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Flight Testing The Prone Meteor

It was a unique opportunity for the unit test pilot on No. 33 Maintenance Unit — to sample the one-off prone pilot Gloster Meteor...

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No call leads to close call for departing 737

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 rotated 400ft from the end of Gatwick’s runway after the automatic call for V1 did not occur, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has learned.

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Aeroplane meets Reg Urschler

He’s best-known for his association with P-51D Mustang Gunfighter, but this legendary warbird pilot had an outstanding US Air Force career, too...

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How commercial aviation is battling birdstrikes

The challenge of birdstrikes is almost as old as powered flight itself, but while technology and management measures intended to reduce these incidents have taken great leaps, there are still thousands of occurrences reported each year, as Tom Batchelor investigates

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Leading From The Front - Britains Highest Scoring Ace

James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson was Britain’s highest-scoring ace of the Second World War, and its finest wing leader of all time. What were the particular qualities that made him so successful in combat — and as a leader of men? 

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How Emirates is bouncing back from a tricky 2020

Airliner World editor, Gordon Smith catches up with Richard Jewsbury, divisional vice president UK at Emirates, to ask how the Dubai-based carrier is bouncing back from a tricky 2020

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Harrier for Latin America

There is a counterfactual history in which, during the Falklands War, RAF Harriers and Royal Navy Sea Harriers found themselves in combat against…

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Aeroplane February 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane February 2021

US green lights Kazakhstani King Air B300ER Scorpion purchase

The US State Department announced on December 23 that it has approved the possible FMS of two King Air B300ER Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Kazakhstan

Cobham secures French C-135FR support contract

Cobham Mission Systems announced on January 5 that it has secured a three-year contract from Sabena Technics to provide support and maintenance services for the French Air and Space Force’s Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker fleet

Microsoft Flight Simulator Arrives at Southend Airport

Scenery developer, Pilot Plus has released EGMC London Southend Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Amazon buys jets for the first time - here's what they got

The bolstered fleet supports Amazon’s growing customer base during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly

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