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EXCLUSIVE: The 'engine' behind Rolls-Royce's production line

We speak to Rolls-Royce’s Gunnar Droescher about the work that goes on behind the scenes at one of the world's biggest aero engine manufacturers

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A look at Europe's highly competitive ‘mini airliner’ sector

Craig West shines a spotlight on Europe’s ‘mini airliner’ sector and finds out how the manufacturers of three very different designs are vying to remain competitive in this increasingly congested market

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Examining the bounceback of corporate air travel

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we examine how the all-important corporate air travel market is making a return

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Why Cranfield University bought a Saab 340 - and what they do with it

Cranfield University has reluctantly retired its BAe Jetstream 31 in favour of a Saab 340. Airliner World’s Martin Needham spoke to Cranfield’s Joe Brown, to learn more about the switch and how turboprops prepare students for careers as flight test engineers

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SNAPSHOT: Top flight football - Scoring some of the highlights

With Rangers and Liverpool football clubs securing spots in the Europa League and Champions league finals, respectively, a host of airliners was drafted in to transport hopeful Glaswegians and Liverpudlians to Seville and Paris to watch their teams in action. While neither team returned home with the silverware, Airliner World contributors were present at their home airports to document an influx of flights carrying fans

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Gaining insight from Indian-based Vistara's chief executive

As one of India’s most dynamic airlines, Vistara has captured the attention of domestic and international travellers alike. Tom Batchelor met chief executive Vinod Kannan to discuss the carrier’s growth strategy

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The fascinating history of the 1930s-built Spartan Cruiser

Aircraft manufacturing on the Isle of Wight began long before the Britten-Norman Islander took to the air. Pete London shines a light on one of the island’s most successful but little-known early products

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The rise and fall of Swissair

Two decades on from the alpine airline giant’s collapse, Keith Otto profiles the history of a European heavyweight once considered to be as reliable as a Swiss watch and as financially stable as a Swiss bank

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San Bernardino: From former military base to thriving airport

Tom Batchelor travels to southern California to learn more about a remarkable turnaround taking place in San Bernardino

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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