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This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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The A-10 was designed to fight Russia, so why aren’t there any in Europe?

A myriad of US aircraft have been sent to Europe since Russia began its large-scale invasion of Ukraine, but the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II has so far only played a minor role. Dino Carrara considers the political and technical factors at play, and explains why in his opinion, the ‘Warthog’ would be a valuable asset in the European theatre 

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Why Greece selected the F-35A as a F-4E replacement

Combat Aircraft Journal looks into a historic deal seeing Greece opt for the Lightning II as a replacement for its ageing F-4E fleet

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Investigating Russia's lack of SEAD/DEAD capabilities over Ukraine

The Russian military has failed to conduct effective suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses (SEAD/DEAD) operations in Ukraine and has hit strike operations. Combat Aircraft Journal explains

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Historic

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The war and peacetime career of a film star B-17

In the August 1996 FlyPast Alan F Crouchman examined the wartime and postwar history of B-17G Flying Fortress 44-8846 (F-AZDX) ‘Pink Lady’

South Wales Aviation Museum receives Canberra

St Athan-based South Wales Aviation Museum has taken delivery of a 1954-built English Electric Canberra TT.18

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Aeroplane Personal Album: Croydon in the ’30s

The collection of negatives loaned to reader John Evans by Pembrokeshire-based friend Joyce Northwood elicits another selection from Croydon Airport in the 1930s, focusing on mainland European visitors to this cosmopolitan hub

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Commercial

Danish link return for London City

British Airways partner has confirmed its intentions to restore services to the capital. Find out more on Key.Aero... 

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More Tasman links for Rex Airlines

Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic carrier has launched more flights to Tasmania…

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Jumbo testing: Boeing's chief 747 pilot on developing the -8

Back in 2017 and long before the COVID-19 pandemic had dealt a cruel blow to the Jumbo, Airliner World spoke to Mark Feuerstein who was then Boeing’s chief pilot, 747 Programs, about his role in the development of the -8 variant. Feuerstein retired from the company in 2021.

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Flight Simulation

Bonanza V35 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced the Beechcraft Bonanza V35 is now available.

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We explore Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Brussels

Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Brussels has often been described as the best third-party airport yet produced for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We take a closer look at one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs and see how it measures up.

Avro RJ Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator in development

Following the release of the 146 Professional earlier in the year, the Just Flight development team has announced it is working on its successor, the Avro RJ series for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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