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Aviation sustainability: Why United Airlines is very optimistic

From eVTOLs to the supersonic Boom aircraft: United Airlines has no shortage of pioneering projects in the pipeline. Richard Schuurman catches up with Lauren Riley, its chief sustainability officer, to learn more.

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Top American airline executives on 2023 outlook

It’s no secret that it’s been a bumpy few years for aviation, but what might 2023 have in store? Tom Batchelor travels to Las Vegas to gauge the views of top executives from some of the biggest carriers in North America.

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How these stunning air-to-air photos of Lufthansa's first 787 were taken

The arrival of Lufthansa’s first Dreamliner in Bremen presented a unique opportunity for pilot, air traffic controller and aviation photographer Sebastian Thoma. Here, in his own words, he shares some of the logistical preparations behind an incredible air-to-air helicopter shoot.

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What is the outlook of ultra-long-haul flying?

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we explore the recent growth of ultra-long-haul flying and consider the headwinds that could impact its expansion.

OPINION: Should the West donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?

As the Ukraine-Russia War continues into what will be a brutal winter, Alan Warnes asks whether or not the West should donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?

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Why is Brazil retiring its Mi-35M gunships after just 10 years of ops?

The decision by Brazil to ditch its Hind gunships by the end of 2022 came as a surprise. AirForces Monthly examines the factors behind the grounding of the fleet

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IN PICTURES: Why Antalya is a planespotters paradise

Ton Jochems returns to Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast to capture some of the rare and diverse operators on display at the booming tourist gateway.

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Insight into Air Astana: We sit down with the airline's president and CEO

Airliner World’s Craig West travelled east to the Kazakh city of Almaty to hear how flag carrier Air Astana is transforming its business and cementing its position as the leading airline in the region.

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Inside US F-22 air shielding along NATO eastern flank

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors have taken on air shielding taskings along NATO’s eastern flank. Peter ten Berg reports from Łask Air Base in Poland

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How Lancasters unknowingly led the way on D-Day 

As the bombs rained down from Lancaster ‘J-Jig’ just before midnight on June 5, 1944, Patrick Otter recounted in the June 2014 issue of FlyPast how the crew had no idea they were unleashing the opening salvo of D-Day.