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Historic

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Hawker - The early years

There was a time in the 1930s when Hawker aeroplanes made up more than 80 per cent of the RAF's front-line inventory...

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Showing the flag

This year sees the centenary of an exceptional event in Italian aeronautical history...

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The first Harrier: Hawker P1154

The P1154 seems somehow symbolic...

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The 'Lanc' effect

Despite the hopes of the bomber advocates and the fears of many others, the start of World War Two did not see one or two knock-out blows by bomber aircraft pulverising key elements of any combatant nation. No cities were flattened, and even into the May 1940 German advance bombing attacks were crucial only when combined with the threat or use of ground forces.

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THE AEROPLANE News from March 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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Military

Israel moves forward with CH-53K acquisition

Israel’s quest for the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion has moved forward after the Israeli Air Force signed a Letter of Acceptance agreement with the US government on December 30 to purchase the heavy-lift transport helicopter

New UK military ATM system operational

A new Air Traffic Management (ATM) system is up and running at RAF Shawbury, with variants of the system intended to be rolled out across more than 60 UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) sites

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China to enhance aerial refuelling capabilities with new Y-20U tanker

We examine China's new Xi'an Y-20U tanker aircraft, which stretched its legs for the first time during a probe of Taiwan's ADIZ in late 2021, and details how the new platform will boost the PLAAF's air-to-air refueling capabilities

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Commercial

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New Milan Route for EVA Air

From February 18, a four-times weekly service from Taipei/Taoyuan...

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New Blue Angels Hercules

At the Royal International Air Tattoo on July 17, Marshall Aerospace...

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RAF Re-forms Squadrons and Looks Towards Space

Three RAF squadrons to be re-formed were announced at the Air...

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Hurricanes Over Old Warden

A very special formation of seven Hawker Hurricanes graced the...

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Colourful Tails at RIAT

The Royal International Air Tattoo, held over July 19-21, attracted...

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Flight Simulation

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King Air Flight Adventure

Peter Stark demonstrates the versatility of B200 King Air as he flies it across several routes in the North Atlantic.

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Alicante for X-Plane released!

Developed by VirtualDesign3D, this package is a highly detailed...

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ORBX

An exclusive interview with John Venema A shot of Orbx...

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