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The ultimate guide to airport hotel plane spotting

For most guests, a hotel is a place for rest and relaxation. But for many aviation enthusiasts, it’s the promise of a glimpse of airline traffic at some of the world’s busiest airports that leaves them eager to book a room. Tom Batchelor finds out more

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Airports of the World Jul/Aug 21: UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK...

WATCH: How was Arthur C. Clarke involved in the biggest air show of 1951?

Held 70 years ago this summer, the huge Hendon Airfield event was fascinating – as Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell explains in this video

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40 amazing facts about the Airbus A350

The European manufacturer’s flagship widebody flew for the first time eight years ago today. To mark this milestone, Key.Aero has compiled 40 facts about the jet

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Korean Air completes longest flight in its history

The 8329-mile (13,405 KM) flight succeeds the previous record of 13 hours and 50 minutes, held by the Incheon-Atlanta route

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7 facts about the Avro Tudor

On the anniversary of its first flight, here’s some fascinating info about Britain's first ever pressurised airliner

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UK to maintain Chinook presence in Sahel

The UK Ministry of Defence has said that there are no immediate implications to its Chinook force in Mali following France's decision to wind up Operation Barkhane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 47

Welcome to the 47th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Bulgarian MiG-29 crashes into the Black Sea

A Bulgarian Air Force-operated Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 'Fulcrum' crashed into the Black Sea off the nation’s Shabla peninsula in the early hours of June 9

Loganair goes carbon neutral

While it continues to work on projects to reduce its emissions, the Scottish carrier has pledged to fully offset in the interim period

Ecuador receives final three H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of six H145M utility helicopters to the Ecuadorian Air Force

Croatia opts for second-hand Rafales

Croatia has decided to purchase 12 second-hand Dassault Rafale F3-Rs from France to replace the nation's matured Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis-D/UMD fleet, which currently comprises just eight airframes

Quiz: How well do you know your airline ATC callsigns?

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of airline identifiers. Both IATA code and ATC callsigns are included so make sure to let us know what score you get!

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Lessons to learn in Falcon Strike, states IAF

The Israeli Air Force is marking a milestone with the first overseas deployment of its F-35 aircraft since entering service

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Six more creative ways airlines save money

In the second part of our money-saving series, Key.Aero details a half dozen more clever tricks carriers deploy to cut costs

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Landmarks Cape Town City Pack Out Now

Orbx has announced Landmarks Cape Town for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

VP-40 conducts first Poseidon deployment

The US Navy’s VP-40 ‘Fighting Marlins’ started its first deployment with the Boeing P-8A Poseidon on April 28, when the initial maritime patrol aircraft arrived at NAS Sigonella in Sicily, Italy

Pupil pilots of N. 5F.T.S., Oakington, undergo dual instruction in formation flying in three Vampire T.11s. Most solo exercises are flown in single-seat Vampire F.B.5s. Feature Premium

Pioneering Jet Training in the RAF

A fascinating report from the January 7, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane on how the RAF adapted to training jet fighter pilots.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 25

This week, we chat with that.spifire.bird AKA Jo Rogers, part of the volunteer groundcrew at Aero Legends...

MQ-25 refuels F/A-18F in historic first

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked a historic milestone on June 4, when the platform conducted the first-ever aerial refuelling operation between an unmanned tanker and a manned receiver aircraft

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The incredible story of BA Flight 5390

When 81 passengers and six crew boarded a British Airways BAC One-Eleven 31 years ago today, none of them could have anticipated the dramatic events that were about to unfold. Key.Aero details the remarkable story of Flight 5390

Contract issued for Philippine Hercules refurbishment

Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility has been contracted to perform Excess Defense Article regeneration work on a number of Philippine Air Force C-130 Hercules tactical transports under the US Foreign Military Sales programme

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Wizz Air launches two UK domestic routes

Services are set to depart next month from a pair of British airports

WATCH: Inside 1951’s biggest air show!

Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell talks you through the amazing show programme from the 70-year-old Hendon event...

 

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