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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

Israel set to move two F-16 units to Ramat David

Two Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons are to relocate from Hatzor Air Base to Ramat David Air Base. The planned move, which was announced by the IAF on March 10, involves 101 ‘First Fighter’ and 105 ‘Scorpion’ Squadrons

First Lebanese crews complete MD 530F helicopter training

An initial group of Lebanese Air Force personnel has completed training on the MD 530F helicopter as the air arm prepares to induct six examples of the platform into operational service

Senegalese Air Force receives new CN235-220MPA

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has handed over a new production CN235-220MPA to the Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise (Senegalese Air Force) at the PTDI production facility in Bandung

Lebanon receives a trio of Huey IIs

A further three Bell UH-1H-II Huey IIs, valued at more than US$32m, have been donated to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) by the US government

Singapore marks a decade of F-15SG ops with special tail scheme

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has marked a decade of Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle operations by applying a special tail scheme to one of its aircraft

Belgium receives second Airbus A400M

The Belgian Air Component has taken delivery of the second of seven Airbus A400M transport aircraft it has on order

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Looking Back on 2020: Orders and Deliveries

Key.Aero provides a general overview of the most notable military aircraft orders, deliveries and Foreign Military Sale notifications that were announced in 2020

Aircraft Report: A-10 Thunderbolt II

First flown in 1972, the ‘Warthog’ is primarily used for ground attacks against armoured vehicles and tanks. It is highly manoeuvrable at low speeds and altitude, making it a highly accurate weapons-delivery platform.

Three more A330 MRTTs for France

France's Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced on September 3 that three additional Airbus A330s have been ordered for conversion into Phénix Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.

Czech Air Force retires Yak-40 fleet

The Czech Air Force held a farewell ceremony at the 24th Air Force Base at Prague-Kbely Airport on September 2, marking the retirement of the air arm's two Yakovlev Yak-40 VIP transports, after more than 20 years of service.

Osan A-10Cs complete Andersen training deployment

Six USAF Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 51st Fighter Wing’s 25th Fighter Squadron ‘Assam Dragons’ at Osan Air Base, South Korea, completed a training deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on August 21.

F-117A stealth fighter joins Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum in Utah took delivery of a retired US Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter on August 5

New 'Fat Albert' completes first test flight

The US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron's new 'Fat Albert' support aircraft, C-130J - BuNo 170000 (c/n 382-5483) - carried out its first functional check flight (FCF) from Cambridge Airport on July 20.

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Plans to purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

Major assembly of first Belgian A400M completed

AIRBUS DEFENCE and Security has completed major assembly of the first A400M for Belgium, c/n 106, on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain.

First Basic Flying Training course on Texan T1

THE FIRST Basic Flying Training (BFT) course using the new T-6C Texan T1 has begun at RAF Valley, Wales. The beginning of the syllabus was announced by the base on September 19, which said that it had started that week.

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Another batch of Yak-130s delivered to Belarus

Belarusian Yak-130 ‘82 Red’ on the flight line at Lida on...

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Madagascar Army acquires AS350B2

A SINGLE AS350B2 Écureuil has been delivered to Madagascar to...

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Inaugural solo flight after ETPS course is upgraded

THE FIRST student pilot has carried out a solo flight following...

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‘Windjammers’ receive first of two C-40A Clippers

Former VR-57 C-40A 166693 ‘693’ arrives at MCAS Kaneohe Bay...

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Four more T-50IQs delivered

A FURTHER batch of four T-50IQs has been delivered to Iraq. The...

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US Dept of State selling off S-61T fleet

THE US Department of State Air Wing’s (DOSAW) fleet of 13 S-61T...

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Further Russian Il-76MD- 90A delivery

AN ADDITIONAL Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military transport has been...

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France delivers two more TB-30s to Senegal

One of the two Senegalese Air Force Epsilons, 6W-ZEE, during...

 

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