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ICYMI: Qatar Airways CEO slams Airbus over A350 problems

Speaking in London recently, Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways hit out at Airbus in a dramatic escalation of the row between the two companies

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Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out in 2022

The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year

TOURIST TERMINAL – Pan American's tourist class DC-6B "Liberty Bell" at Frankfurt Airport. “Aeroplane” photograph Feature Premium

Low-cost long-haul 1950s style

Read about a new type of service Pan Am was offering with its DC-6Bs, as described in the May 9, 1952 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

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Top 5 North American Aviation Aircraft

On the anniversary of the founding of North American Aviation, we take a look back at their top 5 aircraft

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Visiting the RAF Grimsby Museum & Exhibition

Chris Frear visits RAF Grimsby Museum & Exhibition to see a commemorative display that goes beyond its local roots

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The Avro Vulcan Unveiled

Steve Beebee revisits the origins of the Avro Vulcan and profiles a few of the significant figures behind the legendary bomber’s design

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BEA Elizabethan ‘Silver Wing’ Luxury Service

‘The Aeroplane’ was invited to sample ‘Silver Wing’, a new BEA luxury service to Paris, and in its May 9, 1952 issue gave its impressions as well as that of the Elizabethan aircraft utilised

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Harry Hawker one hundred years on

It’s just over 100 years since Australian pioneer Harry Hawker lost his life in a tragic accident. Ken Ellis pays tribute to an exceptional aviator

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Unseen colour photos of pre-1950 British Civil Aircraft

A fantastic new book, British Aviation: The First Half-Century contains 170 fabulously colourised images of pre-1950 British aircraft. Here's a selection of some known and some less well-known civil aircraft from the golden age of British aviation.

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HFB 320: The bizarre bizjet with backward wings

The Hansa Jet had an unusual design with forward-swept wings, which gave a number of benefits including a more spacious cabin due to the wing spar being further back. The April 8, 1965 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ covered the bizjet’s first visit to the UK