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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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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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IN FROM THE COLD

WORKSHOPOne of the most remarkable vintage aeroplane restorations...

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AUSTIN’S MAESTROS: FILLING THE PRODUCTION GAP

Workers at the Marston Green factory pose in front of the final...

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DE HAVILLAND CANADA CHIPMUNK

DATABASEDEVELOPMENT“A trainer in a great tradition”, said...

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The SANDS of TIME

The decision on London’s third airport occupied the minds of...

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NZ Warbirds gets Canberra

English Electric Canberra B(I)8 WT346 arrived at the New Zealand Warbirds Association hangar at Ardmore, just south of Auckland, on 20 February following a 750-mile road trip north from Christchurch.

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What was the RAF’s Exercise ‘Northern Venture’?

In 1997 the RAF’s Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ recognised the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the DHC-1 with a round-the world tour. An attempt to complete the exercise in 1996, the actual year of the 50th anniversary, had been obliged to turn back for reasons beyond its control...

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Leonardo to pitch AW149 for UK’s New Medium Helicopter requirement

Leonardo plans to offer its AW149 multi-role utility helicopter as a solution for the UK MoD’s New Medium Helicopter requirement, adding that its bid will also support the British defence industry going forward

Why easyJet is orange (and what it was nearly called)

In just over 25 years, the low-cost carrier has grown into one of the world’s largest airlines. But how did it acquire its colour and what name did it nearly get instead? Key.Aero speaks to Tony Anderson, the firm’s first marketing director, to find out

DCS: Mi-24P Hind Available on Pre-Order

Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: Mi-24 Hind helicopter gunship is now available on pre-order.

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An inside look at maintaining NASA's Boeing 747SP

Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg has just completed a maintenance check on a uniquely modified Boeing 747 that provides a window on the solar system and beyond. Ian Harbison reports

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Polar Express: Inside Lufthansa's longest flight

Non-stop from Hamburg to the Falklands...The longest non-stop...

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Turbulence at Technik: How Lufthansa's MRO division is handling the pandemic

After a year bedevilled by uncertainty, Lufthansa Technik is resetting its expectations – and there are green shoots. Ian Harbison discovers more from CEO Johannes Bussmann

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Bolivian Lifelines

Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) connected Bolivia’s biggest cities and most remote towns and villages using an eclectic mix of vintage airliners. Bernd Sturm recalls a visit to the South American nation during the carrier’s heyday

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Flying the fifth: Inside Qantas' five-engine 747 ops

For the great majority of endeavours, aviation is the domain of symmetry and streamlining, while weight and drag are the constant enemies of efficient flight. The process of carrying a fifth engine on the Boeing 747 puts these norms to the test while turning heads and creating conversation, as Owen Zupp explains

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Eastern Bloc Party: Part two

Keith Otto continues to peer over Berlin walls and through Iron Curtains as he takes in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Albania and East Germany in this two-part article profiling the airlines of the Eastern Bloc

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Breaking boundaries: Interview with JetBlue's president and COO

As COVID-19 continues to ravage much of the aviation industry, airlines globally have cut plans, deferred orders, and withdrawn aircraft. Chris Sloan reveals how JetBlue Airways has broken from the norm in an exclusive chat with the firm’s president and chief operating officer, Joanna Geraghty

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How a stepladder fell onto runway touch down zone at Birmingham

Three aircraft arriving at the UK’s Birmingham Airport narrowly avoided a stepladder that had fallen off a vehicle onto the runway at the West Midlands gateway, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reports

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Hybrids in Hawaii

Matteo Legnani speaks with the next-generation of aviation pioneers helping make hybrid-powered aircraft a reality in the Pacific

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Seamless skies: The complete story of inflight connectivity

Demand for inflight connectivity has never been higher, with an increasing number of passengers expecting robust inflight internet access, as Tom Batchelor discovers

Why history's biggest helicopter was never more than a prototype

Was it a rare case of quality over quantity? Or was it simply a design that was too big to be realistic? The Mil V-12 never made it past the prototype stage and we want to know why...

Tyndall to host three new F-35A squadrons

A Record of Decision has been issued by the USAF, making Tyndall AFB, Florida, the official location to host three new squadrons of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

SNC unveils AFSOC A-29B in heritage colours

Sierra Nevada Corporation has unveiled the second of three Embraer A-29B Super Tucano aircraft for US Air Force Special Operations Command in a special heritage colour scheme

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Airliner World May 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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How the Vietnam War transformed combat air rescue

Huge advances in helicopter technology saved countless lives

Singapore receives first H225M

Airbus Helicopters confirmed on March 29 that it has handed over its first H225M medium-lift tactical transport helicopter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force

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