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On this Week: Avro Manchester

In November 1940, the Manchester officially entered service with the newly reformed No. 207 Squadron of RAF Bomber Command. Reformed on November 1, the Manchester first flew with the squadron just five days later

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Aeroporto Bolognese: How Bologna Airport is standing out

With culinary treats and eye-catching supercars, Bologna Airport knows how to stay memorable. Andreas Spaeth travelled to the Italian gateway to find out more

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Inside Milan Linate's redesigned terminal

Milan’s ‘downstairs’ airport, Linate, has undergone a major redevelopment befitting a city regarded as the world capital of style, says Matteo Legnani

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IN PICTURES: Stunning shots of visiting airliners at Southend in the 1970s

Regular contributor Ron Mak delves into his vast aviation archive to present a selection of stunning aircraft types he captured at England’s Southend Airport during the 1970s and 1980s

Quiz: Defunct European airlines - Part 2

Can you identify these defunct airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

Trailer: John LeBrun and the Avro Vulcan

Coming soon: Meet the man whose life has been a love affair with the iconic Cold War bomber

617 Squadron fly with Indian AF Jaguars and SU-30s

October 27, exercise Konhan Shakti 21 saw one of the RAF’s F-35B units, 617 Squadron, operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) flying with Indian Air Force Su-30s and Jaguars, plus Indian Navy MiG-29K

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M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft unveiled

PZL Mielec and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) unveiled the first prototype of its newest M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft (SOMA), also known as the MC-145B Coyote on October 26

Seymour Johnson F-15s head to Romania and Bulgaria

USAF Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Borcea Air Base, Romania, and Graf Ignatievo AB in Bulgaria on October 18, all in support of operation Castle Forge

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FAA issues warning to Boeing 767 and 757 operators

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned operators of Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft about the potential for inadvertent pilot activation of the automated go-around mode.

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On the wings of a (de Havilland) Dove

This intriguing flight test of a de Havilland Dove appeared in the October 7, 1960 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Alvaro Lino

Oostwold Airshow postponed until 2023

Oostwold Airshow in the Netherlands will not return until 2023 as the organisers wish to avoid 'restrictive measures.'

Easy Aerial launches ultra-portable UAV ground station

Easy Aerial, a provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box solutions, has launched a new line of ultra-portable models of its aerial vehicle (UAV) ground stations

Middle East’s first five-bladed H145 delivered

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to leaser Milestone Aviation and Oman’s sole commercial helicopter service provider, Al-Sharqiya Aviation

FlyPast Podcast Episode 45

For this episode, the FlyPast team discuss their all-time favourite aviation books. If you're looking for your next great read then look no further.

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The world's top 40 cargo airports in 2020

Thanks to our friends at Airports Council International, within this special additional insight, we reveal the busiest gateways for air freight in 2020...

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Airliner World December 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aeroplane December 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Norwegian Air Force F-35As carry out first live Intercept

Fourth and fifth generation aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) intercepted a large group of Russian aircraft on October 27. This was the first ever live intercept carried out by RNoAF F-35As in their own airspace

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

Boeing predicts growth in Russia, Ukraine and CIS demand

Boeing has predicted that airlines in Russia, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,540 new aircraft by 2040

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New Malaysian Navy AW139s test flying

Two Leonardo AW139 maritime operations helicopters (MOH) destined for Tentaru Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM – Royal Malaysian Navy) service have recently been test flying in Italy while being prepared for delivery.

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