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Braking good: the latest in brake systems

Mark Broadbent looks at the latest in brake systems, from new technologies and materials to how specialist suppliers are positioning themselves for recovery

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Embraer's E2 makes London City debut

The launch of scheduled services by the Brazilian Embraer E190-E2...

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COOL under pressure

Even airports not historically affected by heavy snowfall are rethinking their winter processes. Tom Batchelor looks at some of the measures European facilities are taking to remain operational year-round

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Pipistrel Aircraft's grand designs

Pipistrel Aircraft of Slovenia is determined to take its tech global, not least the ground-breaking Velis Electro two-seater. Tom Batchelor reports

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Breeze and the A220

Breeze Airways has unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220s. Chris Sloan looks at the role the type will play for the start-up

Quiz: Low-cost airline recognition

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your low-cost airline recognition skills! Let us know what score you get!

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Duxford in a Different Light: The Spitfire Special

Following previous successful night photography events, Duxford in a Different Light returns on February 19, 2022…

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How Tim Peake's love of flying took him to space

Astronaut Tim Peake's career has taken him from cockpit to capsule. Nick Spall reveals the aircraft that brought him to space and ponders where he might be going next

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AIR International January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airports of the World Issue 99 - January-February 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aircraft brakes - an in-depth look

Mark Broadbent looks at the latest in brake systems, from new technologies and materials to how specialist suppliers are positioning themselves for recovery

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IWM In the Cockpit Experiences

Sit in the cockpit of an airworthy combat veteran Mk Ia Spitfire

USMC complete testing for next-gen air-to-ground missile

The USMC recently completed joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) testing on the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida

F-35A officially wins Finland’s HX programme

On December 10 the government of Finland authorised the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a procurement contract for 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters with the US Government

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was captured by David Hull

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Imperial War Museum to exhibit largest collection of Spitfires under one roof

Imperial War Museums' exhibition to display largest collection of Spitfires under one roof

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Lufthansa’s Boeing 727 debut

The Boeing 727 proved to be a very successful design, with it being operated by many carriers around the world. The first in Europe to do so was Lufthansa, as detailed in the April 23, 1964 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’

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Neeleman's Breeze and the A220

Breeze Airways has unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220s. Chris Sloan looks at the role the type will play for the start-up

US hands over second C-130H Hercules to Niger

A second C-130H Hercules has been delivered by the US Government to Niger to join the Armée de l’Air du Nigér (Niger Air Force) inventory

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Pierre Clostermann: The Big Show

Continuing our look at WW2 biographies, Le Grande Circue, or The Big Show as we Limeys would say, is an all-time classic and yet another must-read memoir for anyone with a passion for WW2 aviation…

F-16 Fighting Falcon Takes Flight

SC Designs has announced the F-16 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Calidus unveils B-350 combat ISR turboprop

UAE-based aircraft manufacturer Calidus has finally unveiled at the recent Dubai Airshow a mock-up of its B-350 border patrol aircraft (BPA) after years of keeping it under wraps

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Pearl Harbor anniversary marked in California

On December 4, 2021, the Planes of Fame museum hosted a 'Special Hangar Talk Event' that commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Belgium replaces Italy in Estonia for NATO Air Policing

Italy handed the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) baton at the start of December to Belgium, after a record-breaking detachment period

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An in-depth look at USAF's upcoming T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer

The USAF’s new advanced training aircraft, the T-7A Red Hawk, honours one of its most distinguished squadrons. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update of the type’s upcoming arrival in service

 

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British-Irish Airports Expo 2022

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London, United Kingdom

The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo is the trade show for all stakeholders on the airport campus. Typically, an expo of up to 150 exhibitors, and six conferences, attended by 2,300++ visitors, the 2022 British-Irish Airports EXPO moves from Olympia to take place at ExCeL London on 22-23 June 2022.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The Royal International Air Tattoo will return in 2022 from 15-17 July. Friday will again be the preview day with a 4-hour flying display whilst Saturday and Sunday will both be full show days with over seven hours of thrilling flying displays each day.

ILA Berlin 2022

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Schönefeld, Germany

Under the motto "Pioneering Aerospace" the #ILA22 will take place for the first time at the newly opened BER Airport in the heart of Europe. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) as ILA brand owner and Messe Berlin GmbH as organizer are expecting trade visitors from all over the world, high-ranking guests from international, European and German politics and of course the numerous visitors of the public days in Berlin for the first time in four years

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The Shuttleworth Family Air Show will have all kinds of exciting attractions both on the ground and in the skies. Be prepared to be thrilled!