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World Airline Passenger Ranking for 2021: Cirium analysis

In this month’s catch-up with the Cirium team, chief of strategy Kevin O’Toole looks back at how the world’s largest airlines fared during the pandemic

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UK’s deadliest air accident: Staines Air Disaster

Exactly five decades after from the Staines Air Disaster, Stephen Skinner recounts the background and subsequent investigation into the UK’s deadliest air accident

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Flying onboard a Boeing 747SP: Stargazing with SOFIA

NASA’s iconic Boeing 747SP made significant contributions to our study of the cosmos, but budgetary constraints have brought its mission to a premature end. In part two of this feature, Bernd Sturm recounts his recent experience stargazing with SOFIA.

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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The little-known tools that help pilots taxi an A380

Captain Roger Hall of Emirates Airline provides an interesting first-hand insight into handling the ‘Superjumbo’ on the ground.

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How huge A380 sections travelled to Toulouse… by road

Before production ended last year, twice a month a truly remarkable, yet largely unseen, event took place in the countryside of southwestern France. Six sections of the Airbus A380 super jumbo were driven 150 miles (240km) from Langon, south of Bordeaux, to the final assembly line in Toulouse. In the July 2017 issues of Airliner World, Martyn Cartledge joined the convoy to see how the operation ran.

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Why 'boarding' of this Boeing 727 still regularly occurs in Denmark...

What better way for a business to make a statement than by parking a classic Boeing jet on its front lawn. Dirk Grothe travelled to Denmark to visit a company that has done exactly that.

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.

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British Aerospace 146 in PSA service

Fighting to Be Heard by Brian Wiklem is a love letter to the last commercial airliner built in the UK: the British Aerospace 146. Airliner World presents an extract from this new book.

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