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Key.Aero's Top 5 Historic Stories From 2020!

We're certain that everybody will be welcoming 2021 with open arms... but until then, here are 5 of Key.Aero's most popular features from the year of Lockdown!

Singapore awards decade-long F-15SG support contract to Boeing

Boeing announced on December 21 that it has been awarded a ten-year-long contract by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to support its fleet of F-15SG Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

EasyJet reveals four-year aircraft delivery strategy

As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the low-cost carrier lays out its plans for new aircraft handovers

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Thranda's Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter + PC-6 Adventure Pack

Thranda Design has finally released its awesome Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. Load up your most challenging airport and come along for a look at one of the most fully-featured add-ons ever made for X-Plane.

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Gaya Simulation's Zell am See Airport

Gaya Simulations released the first ever Microsoft Flight Simulator exclusive airport, Zell am See. Published via Orbx, Zell am See became the first DLC available for the new sim and ushered in a brave new virtual world.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 22

Welcome to the 22nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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Orbx's Cityscape Sydney

This is the first Australian product from Orbx for Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator (MFS). It’s a product that in some ways is a return to their roots depicting the whole City of Sydney and the surrounding area.

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F-14 AT 50: Celebrating the Tomcat

Fifty years ago, on December 21, 1970, the first Grumman F-14 Tomcat twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter graced the skies for its inaugural flight. Key.Aero traces the development and history of this icon of the skies and the silver screen

Which Aviation Museums Are Open This Christmas Period?

You may not know which aviation museums are open during the festive season, what tier they're in, or what restrictions are in place. Not to worry - we're here to help!

The 16 long-haul routes BA is dropping in 2021

As it continues to deal with the COVID crisis, the Heathrow-based airline's long-haul schedule for next year features some notable omissions

France accepts second Airbus A330-200

The French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Transport (Transport Squadron) 3/60 ‘Estérel’ accepted its second of three Airbus A330-243 strategic transports at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on December 15

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Challenging Airports, Chambéry, France (LFLB)

In this Challenging Airports episode, we dip into the southeast of France, this time to Chambéry and the subalpine mountain ranges that precede entry into the higher French Alps further to the east.

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Gaya Simulations - Interview

Founded in 2014, Gaya Simulations is a small developer for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and X-Plane. Its aim is to create high-quality scenery with emphasis on attention to detail. We spoke to its founder and CEO Raz Goeta to find out more about the company.

Russia orders first ten Il-78M-90A tankers

The United Aircraft Corporation announced on December 18 that it has been contracted to produce and deliver the first ten Ilyushin Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft for the Russian Ministry of Defence

Airbus lands rare A330-800 order

Just in time for Christmas, the European airframer reveals an order for its next-generation widebody

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Microsoft Flight Simulator - Interview with Asobo Studio and Microsoft

An exclusive interview with Microsoft and Asobo Studio.

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DC Designs' Concorde

Able to cruise at Mach 2, the Concorde crossed the Atlantic daily, cutting journey times from seven-plus hours to near three. It flew 20,000ft higher than regular jets and could fly so fast, the sun would rise in the west as it did so. The new DC Designs Concorde is now available for FSX and all versions of Prepar3D. So, fasten your seat belts as we take a look at the world of supersonic passenger flight.

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FSDreamTeam’s O’Hare International Airport

This latest offering from the FSDreamTeam depicts Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, located 14 miles northwest of Chicago and roughly 12 miles from the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.

Quiz: How much do you know about Airbus?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses entirely on the pan-European airframer.

UK to base Wedgetail fleet at RAF Lossiemouth

The UK Ministry of Defence revealed on December 18 that the Royal Air Force’s future Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 fleet will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland

How Airbus struggled to sell its first aircraft

Half a century on from Airbus Industrie’s founding, Key.Aero recounts the airframer’s first steps on its road to the top and speaks with Barbara Kracht, a 35-year Airbus veteran to find out how the venture nearly failed at the first hurdle

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50 years of Airbus delivery milestones

As we mark the 50th year since the founding of pan-European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus, Key.Aero presents a timeline highlighting the company’s impressive delivery statistics

The history of Airbus advertising in pictures

A picture might tell a thousand words, but an advert tells an entire story. On the 50th anniversary of its founding, Key.Aero presents a series of advertisements which reveal Airbus’ road to success

Airbus at 50: Exclusive interview with one of its first-ever employees

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus Industrie, Key.Aero speaks to Barbara Kracht, one of the company’s first employees, to find out what it was like to work for the pan-European giant

Finland celebrates 40 years of Hawk operations

To celebrate the 40th anniversary since it received its first BAE Systems Hawk Mk.51 advanced jet trainer, the Finnish Air Force unveiled a stunning special scheme for one of its aircraft on December 16

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