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JetBlue Airways expands transatlantic offering

JetBlue has kicked off its latest wave of Transatlantic expansion by opening a new non-stop connection between Boston and London/Gatwick.

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UK MOD releases report into last year’s Royal Navy Hawk T1A crash

A UK Ministry of Defence Service Inquiry report into the loss of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm-operated Hawk T1A (serial XX189) – assigned to 736 Naval Air Squadron – on March 25, 2021, was released on July 28

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Emirates resumes flights to THIRD London airport

Gulf giant Emirates has resumed rotations to a third gateway serving the UK capital…

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Sir Richard Branson's tribute to "mentor" Freddie Laker

In an exclusive tribute for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, describes in his own words the influence Sir Freddie has had on him and the wider industry

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Trijets in The Bahamas: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Lee Cross charts the turbulent final decades of Sir Freddie’s career, which embodied the aviation pioneer’s dogged determination and love for flying

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Transatlantic take-off with Skytrain: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Freddie Laker always regarded America as the ultimate destination for the holiday charter market and applied for a licence to operate to the US – not only from the UK, but also from other European departure points

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Laker Airways is born: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

After founding Air Charter and growing a lucrative vehicle ferry service, Sir Freddie developed ambitious plans for even further expansion of his aviation empire

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Diversifying business interests: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Leveraging his broad skillset to tap into enormous post-World War Two demand, Freddie Laker’s business interests diversified rapidly in the 1950s, albeit with mixed success

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The early years: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Born during the interwar years and coming of age in a boom time for British aviation, the early efforts of Frederick Alfred Laker helped define his career trajectory