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Aeroplane January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airliner World 2022 calendar

Keep up to date with the Airliner World 2022 calendar dedicated to some of the icons of
manned flight

Basic concept of the Skylounge system is for the detachable module to make pick-ups at downtown points and then be slung under a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane for movement out to the airport. Feature Premium

S-64 Skycrane Flying Lounge Trials

In its May 31, 1967 issue ‘Aeroplane’ detailed trials of a novel intermodal concept for how to travel to an airport with a lounge being attached to a helicopter

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Simon Meade: My Dream Historic Hangar

Simon Meade OBE, ex-RAF Harrier combat pilot and ex-Red One from the Red Arrows, reveals which six aircraft he would have in his money-no-object dream aeroplane collection

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The intricate process of loading the Airbus Beluga XL

There is no mistaking the Beluga. Mark Broadbent profiles this distinctive airlifter and learns about the intricate process of loading wings onto Airbus’ unique in-house transport jet

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Fokker F-28 roll-out

After the success of the Friendship the Fellowship had a hard act to follow. In the April 19, 1967 issue ‘Aeroplane’ detailed the plans for certifying the aircraft

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Space accelerator: The Leo Programme

The UK Space Agency’s Leo programme aims to get space entrepreneurs up and running. Tom Batchelor takes a closer look

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Planes and Trains: Proven partners or rising rivals?

In parts of Europe and Asia, high-speed rail is becoming a viable alternative to flying on many key short-haul routes. What does this mean for aviation and how is the industry adapting to this shift? Lee Cross investigates

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Rare colour photos of pre-1950 British bombers

The birth of the aircraft in the early part of the 20th century brought with it a new opportunity, that of being able to drop bombs on the enemy. A new book, British Aviation: The First Half-Century contains over 170 beautifully colourised images of British aircraft produced before 1950. Key.Aero presents a selection of some of our favourite bombers.

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Early days of the ’125 bizjet

In addition to de Havilland, the 125 would go on to be built by Hawker Siddeley, British Aerospace, Raytheon and Hawker Beechcraft in a number of different variants with around 1,700 examples produced. This article, which appeared in the March 21, 1963 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ provides a glimpse into the certification of the Bristol Siddeley Viper 20 engine. The aircraft featured in this article, G-ARYC, survives as an exhibit at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum in Hertfordshire