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The day the Harrier died

Ten years ago, on December 15, 2010, the BAE Harrier was silenced...

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SNAP decisions

On a recent visit to Germany’s Nörvenich Air Base, Babak Taghvaee watched how the nation’s military aviation services responded to a ‘Significance of Air Power’ demonstration

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The hero of Aero

During his short tenure as CEO of Prague-based Aero Vodochody,...

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Winter is coming

The vagaries of winter weather can play havoc with airport operations, but Norway’s Avinor has got it well covered, finds Tara Craig

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Dutch Apaches depart for upgrade

THE FIRST three Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Apaches...

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Teruel Airport photo snapshot

Before the dramatic events of 2020, Spain’s Teruel Airport handled the usual storage and scrappage of aircraft. However, with the aviation industry facing its biggest-ever challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, unwanted airliners have been arriving for disposal at the site on an unprecedented scale, as Javier Rodríguez shows

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Tu-160M trials with new engines

On November 3, 2020, the Russian United Aircraft Corporation...

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Brandenburg finally takes flight

After almost a decade of delays and setbacks that left it billions over budget, Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt is open for paying passengers. AIR International considers the technology and operations behind the troubled project

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Knights over Croatia

It started with a sole aircraft in 1992, but since then the Croatian Air Force MiG-21 fleet has ballooned to a robust 39. It hasn’t been an easy ride, as Vladimir Trendafilovski discovers

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The great American boneyard

In October, Matt Ellis flew over the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. Home to more than 4,000 retired aircraft, mainly from the US military, it’s one of the largest aviation boneyards in the world