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The secret USAF Boeing 757s that don’t exist
David Isby profiles Boeing 757s flying for the US Air Force which include the high-profile VIP C-32As and the secretive C-32Bs that undertake a range of sensitive missions.
Bahrain receives Bell 505 helicopters for training purposes
Bell Textron announced on March 15 that it has delivered three 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopters to the Royal Bahraini Air Force, adding that the rotorcraft will enhance the training proficiencies of the Middle Eastern air arm
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 137
Welcome to the 137th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Su-57 Felon: Why Russia’s first stealth fighter has yet to fully ‘take-off’
The fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57 is among Russia’s top airpower priorities, but the ambitious project has suffered from protracted development and testing and the production effort is yet to gather speed. Alexander Mladenov reports
Poland and Slovakia to transfer MiG-29 fleets to Ukraine
In a significant move to support Kyiv’s ongoing battle against invading Russian forces, Poland and Slovakia have pledged to donate their Soviet-era Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters to Ukraine in the coming days
Oldest flying Boeing 757 – Testing Honeywell’s future of flight
Key Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed Captain Joe Duval, Honeywell’s director of Flight Test Operations about the company’s unique Boeing 757 which despite being 40 years old is proving to be perfect for testing the company’s latest engines and aerospace technology
Air Mauritius announce changes to its London operations
The Mauritian national carrier will be moving from London Heathrow to London Gatwick
Quiz: Failed and Forgotten Low-Cost Carriers (Part Two!)
Last week’s edition of the Key.Aero Commercial Aviation Quiz was one of the most popular ever! Always keen to please, we’re back with another round of low-cost, high-fun questions. From mergers to messy collapses, it's time to test your knowledge of these relics of no-frills flying. Good luck!
Do you know the story of the ‘Mickle Fell Stirling’?
After more than 40 years hidden away, the substantial remains of a Short Stirling have been placed on public display for the first time this century…
Airfield preservation group launches museum bid
The RAF Bradwell Bay Preservation Group is seeking support in its bid to create a museum close to the site’s war memorial, near Maldon in Essex
The fast jet you can fly in!
How the BAC Strikemasters of North Wales Military Aviation Services have helped drive Britain’s classic jet scene forward again in the face of difficult times
Soldier Bar Airstrip out now
Orbx has announced 85U Soldiers Bar for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Antwerp for MSFS released
Aerosoft has announced Antwerp International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Phoenix Sky Harbor out now
Scenery developers, BMWorld and AmSim have announced KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.