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The Global Airline Scene

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Why the Britten-Norman Islander is big in Germany

One of Britain’s smallest yet most successful airliners, the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, is big in Germany, as Andreas Rohde discovers

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Inside the world of passenger-to-freight conversions

As more aircraft are retired from passenger service, the abundance of airframes available for conversion is seen as a cost-effective alternative to new-build examples. Nigel Pittaway explores some of the passenger-to-freighter options on the market from both the manufacturer and third-party providers

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The development of fly-by-wire technology on airliners

Fly-by-wire technology on commercial airliners was a revolution. However, such radical changes prompted some to consider the merits of automation over human control, as we discover in this exclusive extract from a new book

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Airliner World RecoveryWatch May 2021

In the very first of our new RecoveryWatch series, the Cirium team assesses how many aircraft are still in storage at locations around the world

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How pilots are helping each other during the pandemic

While few areas of the economy have been left untouched by the pandemic, aviators have perhaps had it tougher than most. Tom Batchelor learns more about a pioneering charity that is helping those with clipped wings

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Spotting in the good ol' days

Passionate aviation photographer and enthusiast, Dirk Grothe, shares some of his most stunning images from the observation deck at Frankfurt Airport during the mid-1980s –a time filled with colourful airlines and a rich variety of aircraft

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Presidented access: Inside the development of the next Air Force One

It is possibly the world’s most famous aircraft, but relatively little is known about it. A new documentary with rare access to Air Force One changes all that. Tom Batchelor spoke to professional pilot and documentary producer Scott Bateman to learn more...

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Airliner World: MRO Americas 2021 - Special Supplement

Don’t miss our special digital edition of Airliner World for the latest insight the across MRO sector, including propulsion systems, maintenance software and component overhauls.

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