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Airliner World January 2021

Welcome to Airliner World January 2021

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Aeroplane January 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane January 2021

QUIZ: How well do you know your retro liveries - Part 2

Back by popular demand - this week's Commerical Aviation quiz focuses on the liveries of yesteryear and tests your knowledge of paint schemes which adorned some of the world's largest airlines

US approves Canadian CC-177A sustainment equipment purchase

The US State Department announced on December 1 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Canada of sustainment equipment for its Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III fleet

Which airlines’ credit ratings have dropped the most?

A report from a leading credit rating agency shows the true financial position of some of the world’s largest airlines

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Punching Out!

Thousands of lives have been saved by aircraft ejection seats. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the rise of this high-tech, high-speed ‘assisted egress system'

One man, two medals and some Messerschmitts

This week’s MyPast feature tells the story of Marian Trzebinski, the recipient of two of the most highly distinguished medals in Europe during WWII. His son Richard recounts his father’s achievements…

Loganair launches new route from Edinburgh

The Scottish carrier has unveiled an additional route for its 2021 summer schedule

Boeing completes series of autonomous teaming flight tests

Boeing announced on December 2 that it had completed a series of test flights where five scaled-down, high-performance aircraft operated autonomously as a team at the Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia

VIDEO: Flight schools fight back against gloomy pilot jobs outlook

Last month, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) effectively told prospective pilots not to bother training because of COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry. Key.Aero spoke to four flight schools to find out why they feel very differently…

Japan contracts Kongsberg for more Joint Strike Missiles

Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace revealed on December 1 that it has signed a follow-on contract to supply more Joint Strike Missiles (JSMs) for Japan’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet

The top 5 fighter aircraft of WWI

Including a British aeroplane that even the Red Baron himself had to admit was better than his…

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USAF UFO: Mystery Aircraft Caught on Camera

A mysterious aircraft matching the description of the USAF’s secret RQ-180 reconnaissance drone flew over Edwards AFB in California in daylight sometime in early October – and a photographer was there to document it

Ryanair places huge new 737 MAX order

In a big break for Boeing, the low-cost carrier added to its large existing order of MAXs

Think tank: US must engage in UAP tech race or lose

The US must investigate the abilities of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) detected in recent years by its military aircraft's sensors, or the country’s adversaries will - according to an Israeli strategic studies think tank

Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

Airbus announced on December 2 that the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has ordered a second C295 twin-turboprop tactical transport, which will be delivered in 2021

Wizz Air reveals fourth UK base

Continuing its rapid expansion in the British market, the Hungarian budget airline unveils its next airport base

Watch this USAF F-35A drop a mock B61-12 nuclear bomb for the first time

The Sandia National Laboratories released previously-classified footage of a USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter dropping an inert B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb on November 23

Spain receives final two MQ-9A Block 5 RPAs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) delivered the last two MQ-9A Block 5 remotely piloted aircraft and final ground control station to the Spanish Air Force on November 23

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here is December's first historic aviation quiz!

SAS retires its final Airbus A340

The flag carrier becomes the latest operator to complete the accelerated retirement of its A340 fleet due to the impact of COVID-19

Rex reveals 737 livery and launches ticket sales

A month after accepting its first jet aircraft, tickets for its debut domestic services have gone on sale

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The history of Fokker

It went from having a massive 60% of the market in the US to needing a bail-out from the Dutch government. What happened to Fokker Aircraft?

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Remembering Ray Hanna

15 years since the aviation world mourned the loss of legend Ray Hanna, we look back at footage passed on to us by the Red Arrow founder's daughter

Concorde captain recalls his first flight

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, retired British Airways Concorde captain John Hutchinson recounts his experience training to fly the supersonic airliner for the first time

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