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The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318

On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today

Northrop Grumman wins $325m Joint STARS support contract

Northrop Grumman has received a US$325m contract from the USAF to provide continued support for the service’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet

Tweed New Haven now Available

Orbx has released KHVN Tweed New Haven Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 4

It's 80 years since the first flight of the Avro Lancaster, so no prizes for guessing what the team are talking about this week...

Striding into the New Year with the Lancaster Challenge

Registration now for the virtual Lancaster Challenge is now open. Challenge finishes on 17 May 2021

USAF orders 12 more KC-46s from Boeing

Boeing announced on January 12 that it has been awarded a US$1.7bn contract by the USAF to deliver 12 more KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft under a sixth production lot

Palma de Mallorca Airport In Development

Just Flight has announced its first scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Palma de Mallorca Airport.

Announcing SkyMaxx Pro Version 5

X-Aviation has revealed SkyMaxx Pro v5 for X-Plane 11 is due to be released imminently.

Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.

BAE Systems to support USMC Harrier II fleet until 2029

BAE Systems revealed on January 12 that Vertex Aerospace has selected it as a subcontractor to support the logistics and maintenance operations of the USMC’s AV-8B Harrier II fleet until 2029

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach young children at home while juggling work? We feel your pain! That's why we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks to keep the kids occupied while you try to get some work done...

VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

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AirForces Monthly February 2021

Welcome to AirForces Monthly February 2021

Colombia selects AW139 as new presidential helicopter

Colombia has ordered a single Leonardo AW139 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopter to serve under the nation’s air force in a presidential transport role, the company announced on January 11

VIDEO: Exclusive guided tour of JetBlue’s new A220 cabin

Ahead of beginning services with the new jet in the spring, Key.Aero meets Mariya Stoyanova, the airline’s director of product development who provides a tour of the aircraft’s brand-new cabin

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here!

USAF deploys MQ-9A Reapers to Romania

The USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of MQ-9A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and approximately 90 airmen to Romania’s 71st Air Base in Câmpia Turzii

PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Just Flight has released new screenshots of the PA-28R Arrow III currently in development for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

BA is selling suitcases containing 747 parts

Following the jumbo’s retirement last year, the flag carrier is now offering limited edition luggage

VIDEO: The incredible story of a lost Halifax

Used for the bombing raid on the Tirpitz, this Halifax crash-landed on a frozen lake in Norway. 26 years later, it was found by a team of divers…

Boeing reveals order for ‘final four’ 747-8s

Ahead of next year’s end to production, the last remaining jumbos have found a home

Northrop Grumman to provide electronic warfare suite for USAF F-16s

The USAF has contracted Northrop Grumman to complete the prototyping efforts of its new electronic warfare suite, which will be integrated onto the service’s Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fleet

Finnair adds one-way ticket fares for European flights

The move is designed to stimulate demand and provide travellers with even more flexibility

Torp for Microsoft Flight Simulator In Development

Orbx has unveiled the next Norwegian destination from Finn Hansen and Jakub Łukaszewski - Sandefjord Torp Airport.

Lockheed Martin awarded $1.28bn F-35 sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$1.28bn contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to support the operation and sustainment of the global F-35 Lightning II fleet until June 30, 2021

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