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The kamikaze pilot whose family sacrificed themselves for his career 

One of seven children, Hajime Fujii was a fiercely determined individual who reflected the Japanese ethos in World War Two. So shocking was his story that it remained a government held secret for decades… 

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Fatal Air India Express crash captain ‘did not respond’ to go-around call

The overrun, which led to the deaths of 19 passengers and two pilots, occurred during a repatriation flight

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After the burn

Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) – the holding company that controls all aero-engine design bureaus and production plants in the country – has initiated the development of a common advanced afterburning turbofan suitable for installation on the entire production line of Su-27/30/35 (Flanker) fighters

The fuselage of the B-36 is almost completely circular in section. Points of interest include the radar scanner behind the steerable nosewheel unit, the offset bomb-aiming panel, and nose cannon. All "Aeroplane" photographs Feature Premium

10-engine US Bomber’s 1951 UK debut

The first arrival in the UK of the USAF’s gargantuan Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber was covered by ‘The Aeroplane’ 70 years ago, with the reporter suitably impressed

Loganair: the UK’s biggest regional airline

Loganair has gone from being a relatively obscure Scottish outfit to the UK’s biggest regional airline. CEO Jonathan Hinkles tells Tara Craig how

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The supersonic age?

Do the various supersonic commercial aircraft projects mean there is a new race in aviation? But how likely are the developers to succeed? Mark Broadbent explores the topic of truly high-speed flight and beyond

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Going nowhere fast

Work on one of the most promising civil supersonic projects – Aerion’s AS2 – recently came to a premature end. David Willis explains where it all went wrong

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9/11 remembered: How the four flights unfolded

The September 11 attacks of 2001 were an event that changed aviation forever. On the 20th anniversary, Key.Aero looks back at those fateful flights

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Mach-maker extraordinaire

Concorde courses through Katie John’s mind in words, images and memories in her six-decade history of the ”beautiful white bird” of supersonic flight

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AIR International October 2021

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