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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

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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

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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

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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AirForces Monthly March 2021

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PC Pilot Issue 132

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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

How airlines are using frequent flyer miles to borrow money

Airlines have scrambled to secure capital to continue operating since the beginning of the pandemic. One unique way they did this was using their frequent flyer programmes. Key.Aero speaks with Bijan Vasigh, a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, to find out how and why it works

Narita Airport Now Available on OrbxDirect

Drzewiecki Design’s Narita International Airport for both Prepar3D v4+ and X-Plane 11 is now available on OrbxDirect.

Indian Air Force issues RFP for 70 HTT-40 basic trainers

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal from the Indian Air Force regarding the acquisition of at least 70 HTT-40s to fulfil the air arm’s basic trainer requirements

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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal March 2021

FlyPast Podcast Episode 7

In Episode 7, we chat to Geremy Britton and Sarah Thorpe - a couple who've just spent eight years restoring one of only two Nimrod simulators ever made...

Eastern Airways relaunches Birmingham-Gibraltar link

The operator ended a four-year hiatus and aims to capture both leisure and business traffic

Korean Air produced $200m profit in 2020. Here’s how they did it...

The carrier’s operating profit fell by only 17% while gross sales reduced by more than 40%

NAVAIR launches major CV-22B nacelle redesign effort

Bell Boeing has received a US$81m contract to design and install nacelle modification kits and conversion area harnesses on US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fleet of CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

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Artificial Intelligence: Flying is the Robot's Job

Key.Aero explores the US military's growing focus on using artificial intelligence to cover the role of flying combat aircraft, while pilots become mission managers

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Xian H-6N: China's Carrier-Killing Bomber

New evidence suggests that China has dramatically extended the range of its anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) weapon system with the H-6N, which has the potential to threaten strategic US bases and aircraft carriers

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Looking ahead at RAF Mildenhall's now-secure future

Following the USAF's decision to remain at RAF Mildenhall for the foreseeable future, we examine what lies in store for the British base going forward

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An-124: Russia's Giant Awakens

We explore the colossal Antonov An-124, which is one of the Russian military's highest-value air assets, with life extensions in place that intend to keep it active until the 2040s

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A-7 Corsair II: The Swashbuckling SLUF

What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.

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Aeroplane March 2021

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