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Back to business: NBAA-BACE debrief

The annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) event has just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Barry Ambrose shares his closing thoughts from the Nevada gathering

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Moving with the times: AESA radar on the rise

The advent of AESA radar technology has been one of the most significant steps in military aviation in a generation. Although airborne AESA radars have been around since the 1990s, ongoing technological developments are set to increase their capabilities

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Recovery Watch: Airline focus shifts to carbon emissions

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we explore how environmental topics are shaping the global aviation recovery

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Viscounts for sale

The Vickers Viscount was the world's first turboprop airliner which first flew on July 16, 1948 and achieved significant success. Here are a selection of artistic adverts that appeared in 'The Aeroplane'

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The complete story of the Airspeed Ambassador

The Airspeed Ambassador was hailed as the Douglas DC-3’s heir apparent before the California-built type had cemented its place in history during D-Day and Market Garden. However, the post-war type failed to keep pace with technological advances, as Bruce Hales-Dutton describes

FlightSimExpo 2021

Following last year's show cancellation due to COVID, North America's community-driven flight simulation conference, FlightSimExpo has returned. Taking place over the weekend of September 24-26 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California, it was run as a hybrid event with visitors attending in-person or taking part online.

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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Aircraft disassembly: the circle of life

What happens after an aircraft is grounded for the last time and taken out of service? Howard Slutsken dives into the world of disassembly

The Pan American ground handling system, comprising a scissors lift, a transfer platform and pallets on individual dolleys. Feature Premium

Pan Am’s groundbreaking Boeing 707 freighter services

Pan Am was a pioneering airline in many ways with this article on its Boeing 707 -321Cs, from the June 27, 1963 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’, an example of how it was at the vanguard of exploring new opportunities