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No call leads to close call for departing 737

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 rotated 400ft from the end of Gatwick’s runway after the automatic call for V1 did not occur, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has learned.

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Leading From The Front - Britains Highest Scoring Ace

James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson was Britain’s highest-scoring ace of the Second World War, and its finest wing leader of all time. What were the particular qualities that made him so successful in combat — and as a leader of men? 

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Harrier for Latin America

There is a counterfactual history in which, during the Falklands War, RAF Harriers and Royal Navy Sea Harriers found themselves in combat against…

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Aeroplane February 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane February 2021

US green lights Kazakhstani King Air B300ER Scorpion purchase

The US State Department announced on December 23 that it has approved the possible FMS of two King Air B300ER Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Kazakhstan

Cobham secures French C-135FR support contract

Cobham Mission Systems announced on January 5 that it has secured a three-year contract from Sabena Technics to provide support and maintenance services for the French Air and Space Force’s Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker fleet

Microsoft Flight Simulator Arrives at Southend Airport

Scenery developer, Pilot Plus has released EGMC London Southend Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Amazon buys jets for the first time - here's what they got

The bolstered fleet supports Amazon’s growing customer base during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly

Lancaster Anniversary Quiz

It's the 80th Anniversary of the Avro Lancaster this week - so what could be better than a quiz dedicated to the bomber?

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Six bizarrely named airlines

What’s in a name? Here are half a dozen examples of carriers with some fairly odd brands

Air New Zealand reveals unusual layover for all US flights

The flag carrier has added a stopover to all of its traditionally nonstop services to North America

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The history of the Avro Lancaster

Developed from the flawed Avro Manchester, the Lancaster went on to become Bomber Command’s weapon of choice. As its 80th birthday nears, Key.Aero looks back at the famous bomber’s evolution and service career

Sydney for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

FlyTampa has released Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Stunning images reflect UK defence ops in 2020

As 2020 ended, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a number of stunning images to reflect the day-to-day operations that occurred throughout the year

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How much do Airbus’ aircraft cost brand-new?

Here’s how much cash you’ll need if you want to own a brand-new example

US approves $4bn AH-64E sale to Kuwait

The US State Department announced on December 29 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Kuwaiti government

Canary Islands for X-Plane

Orbx has announced TrueEarth EU Canary Islands for X-Plane 11 is out now.

JetBlue accepts its first Airbus A220

To round off a very difficult year, the American carrier received good news in the form of its debut A220

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 24

Welcome to the 24th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

UAE orders two additional GlobalEyes

The UAE awarded Saab a follow-on contract, worth US$1.018bn, for the acquisition of two additional GlobalEye multi-domain AEW&C aircraft on January 4

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Six airlines you should watch in 2021

Now that 2020 is squarely in the rear-view mirror, Key.Aero examines which airlines you should keep an eye on this year

50 of the best Lancaster pictures we've ever seen

Kicking off the week in which the Lancaster approaches its 80th birthday, we've put together an extra special gallery of photographs to celebrate the magnificent bomber!

Lockheed Martin celebrates delivery of 123 F-35s in 2020

Despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lockheed Martin delivered 123 F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to customers in 2020 – the last of which was handed over in mid-December

A6M Vs. P-51 Mustang

We take a look at America’s primary WWII fighter in comparison to Japan’s...

US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

The US Navy intends to field Lockheed Martin’s C-130J-30 Super Hercules in the Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) airborne survivable nuclear command, control and communications mission, after it posted a solicitation for test aircraft on December 18

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