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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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USMC Hornets deploy to Aviano

Four US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets were forward deployed on August 1 to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from where they were expected to operate for several weeks.

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Efes-2022: Turkey's Combined Joint Live Fire Exercise

The massive Efes-2022 military exercise was the perfect way to showcase the best of Turkey’s defence industry as well as its military might, writes Air Forces Monthly

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Early days of the RAF C-130K Hercules

The C-130J, the next generation of Hercules succeeding the C-130K, is due to be retired by the RAF next year. We go back to the ’60s with this article from the April 5, 1967 issue of ‘Aeroplane’ where Mike Hooks takes a deep dive into the RAF’s then new C-130K

US Navy F-35 chase flight contract awarded

The US Navy has awarded a five-year chase flight contract in support of its F-35 programme.

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Meet the RNZAF C-130 crew helping Ukraine

Despite being on the other side of the world the Royal New Zealand Air Force has flown in to help boost the beleaguered European nation, Air Forces Monthly chats to the crew

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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

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Ultra rare dual-liveried 777F in Singapore debut

A Singapore carrier will operate brand-new widebody freighters to the United States with a cool new livery! Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Inflight entertainment - what's new?

Tom Batchelor looks at the increasingly sophisticated inflight entertainment that passengers have come to expect

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Why does Emirates operate so many A380s?

Emirates is the largest operator of the Airbus A380 employing it on its shortest and longest routes. In the June 2017 issue of Aviation News, Martyn Cartledge examined the widebody’s role with the Middle Eastern carrier.

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Flight Simulation

20th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship

Virtual World Aerobatic Championship 2022 Off-line aerobatic competition announced.

Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Just Flight has announced Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Piper Cherokee 235 / Charger for X-Plane Released

Aircraft developer AeroSphere has released the Piper Cherokee 235 and Piper Charger for X-Plane 11.

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