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UK planespotting highlights for January 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.

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UK planespotting highlights: December 2022

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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Cathay Pacific: Where the Boeing 747 is still flying high

As Boeing prepares to deliver its last 747 airliner, we caught up with Mark Hoey, general manager for operations at Cathay Pacific and former 747 chief pilot, to reflect on the iconic jet...

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How airlines and airports are getting ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we examine how airlines and airports are getting ready for an unprecedented spike in passenger demand.

Some of the most stunning special liveries to grace the jumbo

Although the Boeing 747 is best remembered in the iconic, but largely corporate liveries of Lufthansa, Pan Am, or British Airways, the Queen of the Skies has also enjoyed some quirkier paint schemes. Here we highlight some of our favourites from around the world...

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An insight into Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck’s alpine terrain and unpredictable weather can make it one of the most technically demanding airports in Europe. Ahead of a busy winter season, we learn more about the region’s most interesting air gateway.

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

Rare aircraft movements from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on September 19 was attended by some 500 heads of state, including presidents, prime ministers and monarchs from across the globe, making it one of the largest such gatherings since the memorial for Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, in 2013. Here we illustrate some of the more unusual aircraft to visit the UK for the event.

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Industry insight from the president of Jetcraft’s commercial aviation division

Now in its 60th year of operation, Jetcraft has grown from a Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina FBO to a global network of aviation advisors. Raphael Haddad, president of Jetcraft’s commercial aviation division, speaks to Airliner World about the current state of the industry, ongoing challenges and long-term prospects.