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Ever wondered how the Battle of Britain film was created?

Watch exclusive interviews with pilot John Preece, and Spitfire historian Peter Arnold about filming the best-known historic aviation movie of all time to find out.

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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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Soviet Spitfire flies ‘bombed-up’

 A sight not seen over the UK since the end of the war, as Peter...

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BELL’S LAST FIGHTER

In trying to improve on its P-59 jet fighter, Bell experienced...

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CANADA VERSUS BRITAIN

DATAFILE Few seem to be aware of how different Canadian-built...

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BRIEFING FILEBRIEFING FILE

Under the skin of aviation technology and tacticsThe Second World...

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BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

DATAFILE Chipmunk WP903 (c/n C1-0770) was built at Hawarden...

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‘Super Star’ moves to Paderborn

Displaying probably the most graceful fuselage to ever grace...

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Mustang joins Flying Bulls

On 6 March, P-51D Mustang 44-74427/F-AZSB was delivered from...

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LOCHABER NO MORE

WINGS OF THE BLACK CROSS Fw 200 raidsThe hydro-electric plant...

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INTO THE CAULDRON

The experiences of Luftwaffe fighter pilot Walter Sommer, thrown...

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AMERICAN CHIPMUNKS?

DATAFILE One obvious potential market for DHC was that...

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Ryan airborne at Old Warden

The glorious, art deco Ryan STM-2S getting airborne from Old...

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IN SERVICE

One of the most outstanding pilot trainers of all time — for...

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INSIGHTS

“Simply the finest aircraft you can fly”, in the author’s...

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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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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

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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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