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Italy’s new flag carrier ITA takes off: Here’s what you need to know

Pitched as a fresh start for the country, Alitalia’s replacement began operations today. Key.Aero explains the context surrounding the new airline and details what the future has in store for the fledgeling carrier

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Taiwan validates highway airstrips amid growing tensions with China

Amid ever-growing tensions with China, Taiwan's Republic of China Air Force has validated the utility of all five of its highway airstrips in its latest annual drill, as we report

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A Valiant start to the V-Force

The Valiant nuclear bomber was the first aircraft used by the RAF as an in-flight refuelling tanker. The details of this and other developments with this V-bomber were detailed in the July 29, 1960 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’

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Qatar Airways A350 nearly suffers ‘mid-air collision’

A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 came close to colliding with a Caspian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 over Iranian airspace earlier this year.

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What lies ahead for EEA 1/54 'Dunkirk' and France's covert ISR assets?

We look at the platforms that have served the French Air and Space Force’s secretive Airborne Electronic Squadron 1/54 ‘Dunkirk’ and detail the new intelligence-gathering assets that are set to enter service in the coming years

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UK Discovery Tour, Part 4

Welcome to the fourth and final leg of our United Kingdom discovery tour, departing from Inverness to explore Scotland’s rugged highlands and remote island chains. On our journey, we’ll also visit two more bespoke airports from Asobo: first the famous beach runway at Barra and the lesser-known small community airstrip of Out Skerries in the far-flung Shetland Islands.

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DCS World: To Infinity - and Beyond

In this exclusive interview with Eagle Dynamics’ senior producer Matt Wagner, we look at the state of progress of DCS World, reveal a truly fantastic feature coming ahead and take a glance at where military flight sims go from here.

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First-hand report from the Berlin Airlift

A revealing account of the aircraft operations during the Berlin Airlift with ‘The Aeroplane’s’ John E Fricker getting to experience flights into the city on an Avro York and Short Sunderland carrying supplies. In his article, which was published in the July 23, 1948 issue, he also gives his impressions of life in Berlin which was still bearing the scars from World War Two

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A look at the aerial firefighting effort that saved North Macedonia this summer

With its own firefighting aeroplanes left unserviceable this summer, North Macedonia faced catastrophic wildfires. We explain how aircraft from neighbouring countries helped to save the small Balkan nation from the flames

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What to expect at this year's Dubai Airshow

The aerospace sector is back in event mode, as the Dubai Airshow returns this November. Richard Schuurman highlights the key trends to look out for