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Desert Storm 30: Eyes of the Storm

Thirty years after the brutally swift and successful aerial assault of Operation Desert Storm in the war against Iraq, Key.Aero explores the vital reconnaissance role played by the Air National Guard's RF-4C Phantoms

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach your children maths in the kitchen while juggling work? Well for the second week, we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks featuring maths and literacy, to keep Key Stage 2 kids occupied while you try to get some stuff done...

USAF awards Boeing $2.12bn for Lot 7 production KC-46s

Boeing has been awarded a US$2.12bn contract modification by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the USAF under a seventh production lot

Eagle Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

DC Designs have announced the F-15 Eagle pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out, featuring four detailed models: the F-15C, D, E and I 'Ra'am' Eagles.

Norwegian’s new rescue strategy wins govt support

After altering its business plan, the embattled carrier has finally been thrown a lifeline

Salzburg for Prepar3D Released

The latest destination by Digital Design is LOWS Salzburg Airport for Prepar3D v4 and above.

Greater Moncton for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Aerosoft has announced Greater Moncton Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

MQ-9B SeaGuardian to receive Seaspray AESA radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) revealed on January 18 that it is working with Leonardo to integrate the Seaspray 7500 V2 maritime radar onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

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Thracian Viper: Bulgaria prepares for the Bear

For six weeks, Bulgaria’s skies witnessed intense NATO activity last autumn, beginning with ‘Thracian Viper 20’ and culminating with American F-16s flying enhanced Air Policing missions

VIDEO: Former BA captain Jock Lowe talks Concorde

On the 45th anniversary of Concorde’s first scheduled flight, Key.Aero caught up with Jock Lowe, the longest-serving pilot of the supersonic airliner and British Airways’ former director of flight operations

Orbx Releases Two Freeware Airports

Orbx has launched two freeware airports on OrbxDirect, Skopje International Airport for Prepar3D and Fishburn Airfield for X-Plane 11.

India approves purchase of 83 Tejas LCA platforms

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) purchase of 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force on January 13

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Phantom to Warthog

Col Steven K Ladd (ret’d) flew F-4 Phantoms in combat over Vietnam and sat on nuclear alert in Europe. When his then unit transitioned to the A-10 Warthog, he reluctantly switched to the subsonic ‘tank buster’, but became one of its most enthusiastic proponents

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Tales of the Dancing Crane - The story of JAL part 1

Established in the aftermath of World War Two, over the past 70 years Japan Airlines has risen to become a leading global carrier, with its famous dancing crane logo recognisable worldwide. In the first part of a two-part feature, Jozef Mols explores JAL’s early history, including the introduction of jet services and its expansion up to the mid-1980s

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Swiss Hornets Swarm to RAF Leeming

The Swiss Air Force recently deployed once again to the UK for...

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FlyPast March 2021

Welcome to FlyPast March 2021

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Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747s - A Fond Farewell

For 36 years the mighty Boeing 747 has been an integral part of Virgin Atlantic. Sadly, COVID-19 has meant an early departure for the iconic aircraft. Lee Cross looks back at the service of the ‘Queen of the Skies’ within the fleet and how the type has been so intrinsically linked to the airline’s success

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Mossies Over the Jungle

From 1943, the de Havilland Mosquitos of 684 Squadron ranged far and wide over Southeast Asia, supplying the RAF with most of its strategic reconnaissance, as Tom Spencer describes

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Coping with COVID at Stansted

The coronavirus pandemic has affected airports worldwide. Stephen Skinner looks at the impact on London Stansted Airport, which was the third busiest in the UK by aircraft movements in 2019, but has been badly affected by restrictions on holiday travel

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Aviation News February 2021

Welcome to Aviation News February 2021

FedEx reveals MD-10 retirement timeline

The Memphis-based cargo giant retired its final A310 last year and has now turned its attention to the classic trijet

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Desert Storm 30: Jaguars over the Gulf

Key.Aero charts the formidable efforts of the Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar Detachment during the 1991 Gulf War

Historic Aviation Quiz

How high can you score on this week's Historic Aviation Quiz?

UK to boost in-country F-35B support under LANCE contract

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have signed the GBP£76m Lightning Air system National Capability Enterprise (LANCE) contract, which seeks to boost the in-country support services available to the UK’s F-35B fleet

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What we know so far about Icarus’ Tactical Air Vehicle

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Icarus Aerospace’s Tactical Air Vehicle (TAV) – an optionally-piloted, customisable, multi-role force multiplying solution for the world’s military and security forces community

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