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How the Italian Army is modernising its helicopter fleet

The Italian Army is transforming its helicopter fleet. Erik Bruijns and Mark de Greeuw assess the rotorcraft being introduced

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Boeing 747 – The aircraft that changed the world

As the final Boeing 747 is delivered to Atlas Air, Mark Broadbent considers the iconic widebody’s place in aviation history

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How the 'father of the 747' experienced its first flight

Joe Sutter was renowned as the man behind the Boeing 747, but, as the late Bruce Hales-Dutton found in a 2008 interview, the great engineer was always keen to stress the contributions of others

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How new technology is helping to stop runway overruns

Runway overruns account for several incidents every year. Paul E Eden reports on how advanced technologies are helping airline and business jet pilots avoid trouble during complex landings

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Inside rare French Rafale C Baltic Air-Policing deployment

As the Rafale Cs of French Air and Space Force take on Baltic Air-Policing duties, Babak Taghvaee examines how they are protecting NATO territory

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Why a new airport is being built near the Arctic Circle

Avinor Group is to build a new airport south of the Arctic Circle in Norway. Project director Bjarte Nesse told Tara Craig why it is necessary and what’s involved

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US Navy pilot carrier ops training: behind the scenes

Patrick Roegies and Jurgen van Toor were onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) to discover what it takes for US Navy pilots to gain their vital carrier qualifications

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UK planespotting highlights for January 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.

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How drones are being used to save lives in disaster zones

Tom Batchelor looks at how drones are fast becoming a key part of the disaster toolkit, from delivering medication to providing invaluable data

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Saudi F-15 Eagles exercise with Hellenic Air Force

The Royal Saudi Air Force deployed six F-15 fighters to Souda Air Base on the Greek island of Crete to take part in Falcon Eye-3, a joint exercise with the Hellenic Air Force. George Karavantos reports.