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An exclusive tour of American Airlines' Skyview HQ

American Airlines’ Skyview headquarters is a new state-of-the-art complex fit for the 21st century. Chris Sloan journeys to Fort Worth, Texas for an exclusive tour

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100 years of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance

The Royal British Legion was formed 100 years ago, in 1921 by Earl Haig. It was created to offer support for those who had suffered in The First World War. That same year, the RBL adopted the poppy as a symbol of remembrance, but why do we wear poppies?

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Behind the scenes of Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8i Palma flights

The easing of lockdown restrictions prompted thousands of Germans to reach for their beach towels and head to Palma de Mallorca. But with demand far exceeding narrowbody supply, there was only one tool for the job, as Vasco Garcia discovers

Unseen colour photos of British aviation's first 50 years

The first half of the 20th century saw the birth of the aeroplane and its development as an instrument of war and commerce. A new book offers more than 170 carefully colourised period images of aircraft produced in Great Britain before 1950. Here Key.Aero presents an extract from British Aviation The First Half-Century

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Flashback to 1963 – HS748 Sales Demo Tours

A report on two intense sales tours Hawker Siddeley sent its 748 Series 2 demonstrator, as described in the August 15, 1963 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’

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How the air cargo industry is responding to the rise in e-commerce

James Wyatt, general manager of specialist aviation consultancy aeroconcept, offers his informed assessment of the rise of online retailing for air cargo operators

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AirForces Monthly December 2021

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Talking the talk: RAF lingo of WW2

Join us as we attempt to ‘spill the beans’ on the seemingly impenetrable world of RAF slang. What a ‘wizard’ idea…

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Aviation News December 2021

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Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021