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Why the BAe 146 Side-Loading Tactical Airlifter failed

It looked the part, but the Side-Loading Tactical Airlifter version of the BAe 146 hardly saw customers beating a path to British Aerospace’s door. Ben Dunnell explains why, despite being an attractive package, the STA lead nowhere

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Sitting down with Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark

As Emirates president Sir Tim Clark prepares to retire from his full-time role, he sits down with Andreas Spaeth to reflect on a fascinating 50 years in the airline business.

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ANALYSIS: Tensions between China and Taiwan reach new high after Pelosi visit

Tension between Taiwan and China reached a new high after a controversial visit by one of the United States’ most senior politicians. We examine the fallout

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Insight: The popularity of premium economy class

In this month’s number-crunching insight, James Mellon, senior aviation data research analyst at Cirium, ponders the continued rise of premium economy class.

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Learn why Lithuania’s airports are flying high

Despite headwinds from the war in Ukraine and airspace closures over neighbouring Belarus, Lithuania’s airports are emerging from the pandemic in remarkably robust shape, as Tom Batchelor and Gordon Smith discover.

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Has Delta just become Boeing 797 launch customer?

Is there more to Delta Air Lines' Boeing 737 MAX order than meets the eye?

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Flight review: KLM’s brand-new Premium Comfort cabin

After years of development and more than a decade of feverish industry speculation, it’s finally here. On August 31, KLM launched Premium Comfort, its first clean-sheet cabin concept since World Business Class arrived on the scene in 1994. 

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Was the Manchester Avro's greatest failure?

Aeroplane’s latest in-depth Database focuses on the Avro bomber whose engines, rather than airframe, were deeply flawed

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Displaying the Vulcan

In the January 2010 issue of Flypast, VTST Chief Pilot Martin Withers shared some personal highlights with Steve Beebee about displaying Vulcan XH558 the previous year

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.