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Why was the Boeing 707 so popular with British airlines?

Despite protectionist objections from politicians, UK carriers embraced the Boeing 707 during the 1960s and 1970s. Lee Cross explores the US type’s introduction with various British airlines.

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The next level of realism with flight simulators

For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks. But this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.

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No more jets? Aurigny CEO reveals ambitious plans

Andreas Spaeth travels to Guernsey to meet Nico Bezuidenhout, the ambitious new chief executive of Aurigny.

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Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

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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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Neo opportunities for Virgin Atlantic

Airliner World’s Craig West joined Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural service to the Floridian city of Tampa to find out first-hand how the carrier’s new Airbus A330neo stacks up against the competition.

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A jumbo farewell: Flying on Lufthansa’s 747-400s

As Wilbur Sargunaraj makes an important trip home, he uses the opportunity to take one last flight on his beloved Boeing 747-400.

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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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The remarkable story of Iran Air and its Boeing 747s

In the March 2014 issue of Airliner World, Babak Taghvaee chronicled the illustrious but often turbulent history of Iran Air’s Boeing 747s. 

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