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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

BREAKING: BA retro Landor and BOAC 747s to be saved

British Airways’ last two remaining retro-liveried Boeing 747s are to be saved from the scrapheap after the flag carrier revealed new homes have been found.

RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian Tu-142s

Royal Air Force-operated Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on November 28 to intercept two Russian Navy Tupolev Tu-142s operating over the North Sea near UK airspace

Brazil receives first modernised E-99M AEW&C

Embraer delivered its first modernised E-99M AEW&C aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force during a ceremony at the firm’s Gavião Peixoto facility in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 27

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ICE Aces

Inside Stories ANTARCTIC AVIATIONPioneering Antarctic aviators...

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FLYING THE NEST

British skies are destined to be blessed by a second...

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SHOOTING the Dark Continent

AERIAL SURVEYS: Among the Avro Lancaster’s most ambitious postwar...

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IRIS II at Gan

Story Behind the Scene. Chris French, acclaimed aviation artist...

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Serious About Seafires

Restoration Scene: In recent years the airworthy Seafire population...

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Skydancing Stearmans

Inside Stories: AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS. Assistant Editor Jamie...

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MARITIME Majesty

FRENCH NAVY ‘OPS’: Malcolm V Lowe describes the post-World...

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Handley Page Pioneer

Inside Stories by Frank Thomas Digby. Roger Taylor details just...

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SWEET REVENGE

HENDON’S LANC’: Avro Lancaster ‘S-for-Sugar’ carried out...

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Suicide Squad

Inside Stories ‘RAMM’ FIGHTERS. Ian Baxter tells the horrifying...

How far does one 747 fly every month? You’ll be surprised…

Criss-crossing the globe, the Boeing 747 has a range of nearly 9,000 miles, but how far does one typically fly in a month? Key.Aero tracked a KLM jumbo throughout November to find out where it visited and how many miles it covered

Chinese 737 and A320 competitor nearly ready

China’s answer to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, the COMAC C919, is edging ever closer to certification

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