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Iceland Flight Adventure

This time, our Flight Adventure takes us to a country not on the usual top ten list of new destinations for flight sim pilots. However, recent commercial and freeware offerings have given a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity of Iceland.

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In pictures: 60 global airlines’ fleet retirements in 2020

With the first week of 2021 drawing to a close, Key.Aero has collated nearly 100 images to illustrate just how dramatically carriers’ rosters changed in 2020

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How commercial aviation is battling birdstrikes

The challenge of birdstrikes is almost as old as powered flight itself, but while technology and management measures intended to reduce these incidents have taken great leaps, there are still thousands of occurrences reported each year, as Tom Batchelor investigates

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How Emirates is bouncing back from a tricky 2020

Airliner World editor, Gordon Smith catches up with Richard Jewsbury, divisional vice president UK at Emirates, to ask how the Dubai-based carrier is bouncing back from a tricky 2020

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Flight Line - Aeroplane February 2021

People involved in aviation have always needed a sense of humour. The creativity of aeronautical humourists was apparent during the writing of last month’s Flight Line, with...

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Aeroplane Classics: the Sopwith Dove

It’s often described as an offshoot of the Pup, while the Snipe made a contribution to it. The reality, though, is that the Sopwith Dove is an aircraft type all of its own...

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Aeroplane Database: Reggaine Re 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2005

A Hungarian Air Force Re 2000, or Héja, serial V.418. This...

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Beating the Buses: Volaris Interview

Like most countries, Mexico’s aviation industry has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Sloan spoke with Holger Blankenstein, executive vice-president of airline commercial and operations at Volaris, to find out how the low-cost carrier has navigated this unprecedented crisis

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First in, last out - The closure of Berlin's Tegel airport

Within a week, the German capital’s new Willy Brandt airport opened and its venerable Tegel site closed for good. Andreas Spaeth went out with the old and in with the new

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AIRLINER HISTORY: BAC X-Eleven

It started out as Britain’s last go-it-alone attempt to produce a medium sized airliner. It ended up being the final home-grown commercial...