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Sub. Lieut. Boas lifts Wessex “300” off the pad at Culdrose for a practice sortie. Feature Premium

Wessex – the beginning of a legend

The Royal Navy operated numerous versions of the Wessex and ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’ was there to cover the helicopter’s early days with the Fleet Air Arm with this report from the October 5, 1961 issue

DSEI 2021: UK Skynet 5 SATCOM to stay with Strategic Command

The UK’s Strategic Command will maintain operational control over the Skynet 5 space-based surveillance system through the lifetime of the programme, despite earlier reports that it would cede day-to-day use to the newly created UK Space Command

INVOLI launches new air traffic receiver

INVOLI launches a new generation air traffic signal receiver: the G-1090, in support of its vision to enable a sky where drones fly safely alongside manned aviation

Protecting airports from lightning strikes

For airports and the airlines that serve them, few weather phenomena are as disruptive as electrical storms. Tom Batchelor looks at the risks and the remedies

U-Space Sandbox Hamburg enters the testing phase

The first test flights at the U-Space Sandbox in Hamburg will be starting from mid-September

Flughafen Wien Group reports strongest month since pandemic began

Passenger numbers from August are considerably more positive than figures reported in 2020

Riga opens new self-service baggage lines

The country’s national carrier airBaltic was the first airline to use the new service

Alstef Group to upgrade baggage systems at Keflavik Airport

The company was awarded a contract for the terminal project based on quality, price, and their technical compliance

Avinor reports group-wide traffic increases

The operator has seen a strong recovery in domestic travel demand while international connections remain sluggish

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Spain receives first two of 24 PC-21 turboprop trainers

The Spanish Ministry of Defence took delivery of its first two PC-21s on September 14. The two aircraft are part of an order for 24 aircraft placed in November 2020