Aviation Articles

Brisbane Airport records lowest passenger number in 26 years

Latest figures indicate a record 56% decline in passenger numbers compared to last year – the lowest in over a quarter of a century

Historic Aviation Quiz

Have a go at this week's historic aviation quiz! What will you score?

First flight for Polish Navy’s lead AW101

The Polish Navy’s lead AW101 helicopter performed its first flight on July 19, demonstrating functional checks of the main airframe and control system in addition to engine-handling checks to monitor the speed range of the aircraft

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MAKS 21: Russia unveils Sukhoi ‘Checkmate’ light fighter

After days of hype, Russia has officially revealed a full-scale mock-up of its new stealthy, single-engine, fifth-generation lightweight fighter, dubbed the Sukhoi ‘Checkmate’, but also referred to as the Legkiy Takticheskiy Samolet (LTS, Tactical Light Aircraft)

Nigerian Alpha Jet crashes in Zamfara

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A/N jet trainer/light attack aircraft crashed in the country’s north-western Zamfara state after being hit by intense ground fire from bandits

Automated vehicle to launch at Swissport’s Frankfurt facility

The AGV is expected to improve the safety of transportation processes by using data-based controls to regulate operations

Lisbon Airport resumes service after strikes

While luggage handlers have since returned to work, the union plans to hold further strikes on July 29 and August 2 to protest against staff shortages and lack of pay

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FlyPast September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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KC-10A Extender: The USAF's 'other' tanker

Now in its 40th year of service, the McDonnell Douglas KC-10A has been continuously deployed since January 1991. Like most DC-10 airliners that preceded it, the Extender has entered its twilight years and will soon become part of the USAF’s past, as we report

Southampton Airport celebrates new routes

Both Eastern Airways and BA CityFlyer have introduced flights from the southern coast