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What was Britain’s first warbird airshow?

Four decades ago, the Great Warbirds Air Display pioneered a new style of airshow for Britain — and proved to be a very influential one

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How Bristol’s second Britannia nearly met its end

The second prototype Bristol Britannia met an ignominious end, sitting on the Severn mudflats, repeatedly being submerged by the tide before it could be salvaged. But the outcome of a major engine problem could have been far worse

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Why 'boarding' of this Boeing 727 still regularly occurs in Denmark...

What better way for a business to make a statement than by parking a classic Boeing jet on its front lawn. Dirk Grothe travelled to Denmark to visit a company that has done exactly that.

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.

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British Aerospace 146 in PSA service

Fighting to Be Heard by Brian Wiklem is a love letter to the last commercial airliner built in the UK: the British Aerospace 146. Airliner World presents an extract from this new book.

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Faster and faster – the impact of speed on military aircraft

We examine the impact of speed on military aircraft through history – travelling faster isn’t as straightforward as you might have thought…

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How the Airacobra saved Guadalcanal

In this adaption from his book ‘The Cactus Air Force’, co-author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver reveals how the P-39 came to play such a pivotal role over Guadalcanal

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Meet the man with one of the world's largest warbird collections

A chance encounter with one historic aeroplane, eventually led Jerry Yagen to develop one of the world’s leading warbird fleets. Ben Dunnell speaks to the aircraft collector to find out more

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Singapore starts inducting H225Ms into operational service

The H225M is being inducted into the Republic of Singapore Air Force to replace the Super Puma. We visit Sembawang Air Base to find out more about its capabilities

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IN PICTURES: Emirates' fleet through the ages

While Emirates is known today for its all-widebody roster of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, this wasn’t always the case. We delve into the archives to celebrate some of the now-retired models which helped shape the Dubai-based carrier.