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The Tip of the Spear

With the Cold War in full flow, West Germany’s position on the front line demanded an allied presence...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Nap of the Earth Attack

The efforts of the Luftwaffe resulted in August 18, 1940, being described as the hardest day...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Messerschmitt Bf 110

Messerschmit ’s Bf 110 was the Luftwaffe’s much-vaunted twin-engined heavy fighter...

Saluting the C-5 Galaxy!

From Vietnam to a host of humanitarian missions, the US Air Force’s largest aircraft has been using its heavy-lifting capabilities for 50 years. And it’s still got at least another two decades left in it yet…

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Is the 737 MAX’s Return Imminent?

Two separate crashes within five months led the latest generation of the world’s most successful commercial airliner to be grounded. As Boeing begins a pivotal week of flight safety tests, Thomas Haynes analyses the details of a saga that has lasted nearly 500 days already.

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Why Boris Johnson’s Jet Cost £900,000 to Paint

Yesterday, the aircraft that is used to transport the UK prime minister and other government officials was rolled out of the paint shop and revealed to the world for the first time. But how are aircraft painted and why did it cost £900,000?

Global Military Aviation: Facts and Figures

The world's military aviation might is staggering! It is a vast, ever-changing domain that boasts a variety of facts and figures on a global and national scale.

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The Coronavirus Cargo Conundrum

As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes speaks to Airbus about how they helped to solve this problem.

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Airports of the World Issue 90 - July-August 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 90 - July-August 2020

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Eurofighter True Grit Virtual Technologies Typhoon

There’s storm brewing...