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Germany set to bid farewell to final Transalls and LTG 63

We speak with Oberst Markus Kleinbauer, the commanding officer of Lufttransportgeschwader 63, as the unit and its matured Transall C-160Ds enter their final weeks of operation

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The story of BOAC’s ‘Ball-bearing Run' missions

Between 1943 to 1945, a number of de Havilland Mosquitos were operated by the British Overseas Aerospace Corporation (BOAC) to carry vital supplies of cargo from Sweden to Britain

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The jet-powered flying boat that was a nuclear bomber

Before submarines took on a strategic nuclear missile role, the US Navy sought to use jet-powered flying boats to carry nuclear weapons. In 1955, The Aeroplane revealed the first photos of this new concept

Airports since 9/11 – what has changed?

The 9/11 terrorist attacks changed aviation forever. Two decades on, five senior industry stakeholders come together to discuss what is better, what is worse and what still needs to be done

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Stretching out: The Douglas DC-9 story

Struggling to sell Sud Caravelles prompted Douglas to go it alone and build its own short-haul jet. While the result came up short against the Boeing 737, it sparked years of development that saw Douglas, and its aircraft, grow in size, as Stephen Skinner reveals

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Boeings, Boeings...Gone

Having survived corporate indecision, neglect and even terrorist attacks, the last two Boeing 707-400s were scrapped within weeks of each other. Andreas Spaeth takes us on a nostalgic journey through their pasts and reveals where you can get a piece of history

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AirForces Monthly October 2021

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Inside the Afghan airlift of 1928-’29

The recent extensive evacuation from Afghanistan was not the first such event from Kabul. As Vic Flintham explains, the earlier airlift by the RAF alone took place some 93 years ago...

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Aviation's start-up supremos - Part 2

In the concluding half of a special report, Tom Batchelor highlights some of the new airlines to watch across global markets this year

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Aviation News October 2021

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