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Airbus A330 MRTT – why it’s more than just a tanker
Nigel Pittaway and Mark Ayton detail one of Europe’s most important military programmes – the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).
Inside the final days of 47 Sqn as RAF C-130J retirement looms
The RAF is in the process of bidding a fond farewell to two very iconic components of its airlift organisation this June: No 47 Squadron – which was formally deactivated on June 8 – and the Hercules C4/C5 fleet. Khalem Chapman visited RAF Brize Norton in late May to find out how the drawdown efforts are going and how the C-130J will be missed by those closest to it
First US Army UH-60Vs for Wiesbaden arrive in Germany
Company A ‘Aces’ of the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment’s at Wiesbaden Army Airfield in central Germany received an initial batch of three UH-60V Black Hawks on June 4, when the battlefield utility helicopters arrived aboard a USAF-operated C-17A Globemaster III
Netherlands buys H225Ms to replace RNLAF's ageing Cougar fleet
The Dutch MOD has revealed it will replace the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s ageing fleet of AS532U2 Cougar medium-lift tactical transport helicopters – which are predominately used to support Special Operations Forces missions – with 14 new-build H225M Caracal multi-mission tactical rotorcraft
Examining Juniper Oak: The largest US-Israel joint exercise
After Israel and the United States joined forces for one of the largest ever joint exercises, Babak Taghvaee reflects on the objectives of Juniper Oak
The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (Part Four)
This week on Key Aero, we’re celebrating all things Airbus. So as your quiz this week, we thought we’d continue with the logos that you’ve all been enjoying of late – but they’re all of an Airbus-operator nature. Can you name all the airlines?
Airbus A350 – what it’s like to fly the next-generation widebody
Aviation News speaks to David Ward, an Airbus A350-900 pilot flying for Delta Air Lines
How Korean Air achieved widebody comfort in the narrowbody A321neo
The Seoul-based operator is the latest to bring widebody comfort to narrowbody flights. Gordon Smith joined the carrier on board its brand new Airbus A321neo to put it to the test
Unique Lockheed F-80 ‘takes to the skies’
A CH-47F Chinook returned NF-80C Shooting Star 47-0171 to its Camp Dodge-Iowa Gold Star Military Museum home recently
From the cockpit – T-28 Fennec
Named Fennec – after a desert fox – by the French who used them in anger over Algeria, the T-28S was part trainer and part red-blooded warbird. Dave Unwin reflects on a memorable ‘sortie’ from Duxford
Historic Aviation Quiz: The X-15
With June 8, 2023 marking the 64th anniversary of the first unpowered flight of North American’s hypersonic X-15, we dedicate this week’s historic aviation quiz to the X-Plane that “bounced off the atmosphere” while being flown by one of the legends of mankind…
Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Charlie Rudder Pedals review
The latest product in Honeycomb’s portfolio, the Charlie Rudder Pedals, has sparked a great deal of interest in the flight sim community. So, when Honeycomb’s CEO, Nicki Repenning, approached us with the news that the new pedals were nearing release, we jumped at the opportunity to find out more.
Aerosoft’s Antwerp International Airport
Antwerp is one of Belgium’s best-kept secrets, with great architecture, fantastic beer and a small airport southeast of the city. We take a closer look at Aerosoft’s rendition of this popular destination.
DCS: Sinai Map enters Early Access
Eagle Dynamics has announced the Early Access version of DCS: Sinai Map is now available.