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Incredible colour photos of pre-1950 British fighter aircraft

The early part of the 20th century saw the birth of the aeroplane and its arrival ushered in a new era of warfare - aerial combat. A new book, British Aviation: The First Half-Century contains over 170 beautifully colourised images of British aircraft produced before 1950. Key.Aero presents a selection of some of our favourite fighter aircraft

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FlyPast January 2022

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B.O.A.C.'s first DC-7C, taken at London Airport immediately after its arrival on October 31, the additional centre-section span can clearly be seen in this frontal view.  Photographs copyright “The Aeroplane” Feature Premium

BOAC’s first DC-7C

On October 31, 1956 the initial Douglas DC-7C for BOAC touched down in the UK and ‘The Aeroplane’ was there to cast an eye over this new addition to the fleet

inter airport Europe review: Runway to recovery

inter airport Europe defied the odds and delivered an important opportunity for the industry to reconnect. Gordon Smith looks back on this key airport event

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How Colombian start-up Ultra Air plans to revive South America's LCC sector

Colombian start-up Ultra Air is hoping to capitalise on Avianca’s pandemic-prompted problems when it launches services later this year. Chris Smith speaks to its CEO, William Shaw

Photographs of the new Russian airliner, the Ilyushin 62, show the similarity of the layout to the VC10. These photographs show the four rear-mounted turbojets and the high tailplane position. Abandoned in favour of a nose radome is the “bomb-aimer’s window” of Tupolev designs. In this respect the new aircraft follows Ilyushin practice and is reminiscent of the earlier Il-18. Feature Premium

First sighting of a Russian Classic

The Ilyushin Il-62, which NATO assigned the reporting name of ‘Classic’, has had a lengthy career and some examples are still flying. ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ in its October 4, 1962 issue published the first photos of the jetliner to be publicly seen in the West

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Dufour Aerospace and the tilt-wing

Inspired by work carried out 50 years ago, Switzerland’s Dufour Aerospace stands out from other air transport types. Mark Broadbent reports

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The story of how Boeing builds the 787 Dreamliner

Ambitious. No single word better describes the outset of the 787 Dreamliner programme as Boeing sought to turf manufacturing out to contractors worldwide, while creating a second production line thousands of miles from home

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AIR International December 2021

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Peace on Earth? NATO rewrites Article 5 to include space

NATO has rewritten the Article 5 clause of the North Atlantic Treaty to include the space domain for the first time, meaning that an attack on a member’s space-orientated assets could incur a response from across the alliance