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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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Microsoft Flight Simulator Returns

After 14 years out of the industry, Microsoft is back with a new edition...

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AMERICA’S SMALL-TOWN GIANT

In just seven years, a carrier founded by an attorney from Mississippi...

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WORKSHOP: Nursed back to health

With the addition of Spitfire IXT TE308 to its fleet...

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - DEVELOPMENT

How Spain came to fit a German fighter with a British engine...

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AIRLINER HISTORY: Brabazon Committee Part One

Subject to hesitation, repetition and deviation from the outset, even the most generous soul would shy from claiming that the Brabazon Committee...

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A second lease of life

Ian Harbison sits down with key players from across the sector...

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Qantas: Outback to the Future

A pair of World War One veterans vied to be the first Australians to fly from England to
their home nation...

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Aeroplane November 2020

Welcome to Aeroplane November 2020

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STARS OF THE BIG SCREEN: Tora! Tora! Tora!

It is now half a century since this Pearl Harbor war epic hit the screens...

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - INSIGHTS

A warbird legend compares the Spanish-built Bf 109 with the German original...

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Airliner World November 2020

Welcome to Airliner World November 2020

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Boeing's forgotten Dreamliner

Before making the 787, Boeing launched a project for a high-speed delta-wing jet capable of Mach 0.98. Key Aero reveals the story of the Sonic Cruiser, which ended up being dropped in favour of the Dreamliner

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Regional Resilience

As airlines downsize and seek to ‘right fit’ their fleet...

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ILYUSHIN IL-62: THE INTERFLUG FLAGSHIP

To celebrate the release of Sebastian Schmitz’s new book chronicling the history of the East German carrier...

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Q&A November 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...?

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - TECHNICAL DETAILS

Key differences under the skin between the HA-1112-M1L and its forerunners...

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HIDDEN HISTORY: Neptunes in Africa

HIDDEN HISTORY Neptunes in AfricaWhen the Portuguese Air Force...

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Manning the tours

With decades of globetrotting under his belt, including 16 years...

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Qantas: Boeing… Boeing… Gone

Former Qantas 747 pilot Owen Zupp takes Airliner World on board...

BA reveals special send-off for final Heathrow 747s

The flag carrier has scheduled an exciting farewell for its final two London/Heathrow-based Boeing 747s as they leave the hub for the last time tomorrow

Germany cancels search for CH-53G replacement

On September 29, Germany announced that it had cancelled its search for a new heavy-lift transport helicopter to replace the air force’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53G Sea Stallion fleet

Philippines eye surplus South Korean helicopter purchase

The Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) announced on October 2 that it intends to acquire surplus Bell UH-1H Iroquois and MD Helicopters (MDHI) MD500 helicopters from South Korea

A-10C II Tank Killer has Arrived

Eagle Dynamics has announced the Open Beta version of DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is now airborne.

Bangladesh takes delivery of third ex-RAF C-130J

Delivery of the third ex-Royal Air Force (RAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C5 to the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was completed on September 17, when it arrived at Bangabandhu air base in Bangladesh

Airlines to burn through $300,000 per minute in 2020, says IATA

The global industry body warned that the airline sector will burn through billions in cash in the second half of this year, despite a restart in operations

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