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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Historic

Lancaster in focus at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum has announced two Avro Lancaster-themed talks for early next year

Buchóns arrive in Canada and Biggin Hill

A pair of Hispano Buchons have arrived at new homes recently

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Learning to fly the Lancaster: BBMF pilot insights 

Flight Lieutenant Seb Davey joined the Battle of Britain Memorial
Flight as a Dakota captain and Lancaster co-pilot for the 2013 season. 

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Lancaster RAF debut – Into action with 44 Sqn

In a 2022 special publication on the Avro Lancaster Andrew Thomas tells the story of the Lancaster’s introduction to RAF service with 44 Squadron at Waddington

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Aeroplane Archive Artwork January 2023

Aeroplane artwork featuring Mosquito BIVs DZ353 and DZ367 from No 105 Squadron at Marham in 1942 and BOAC Comet 4 G-APDA during 1958.

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Military

Luftwaffe receives second Airbus A350-900

The Luftwaffe announced on November 11 that its Airbus A350-900 XWB fleet has doubled following the arrival of the second aircraft, which was handed over to the German Armed Forces during a recent ceremony hosted by Lufthansa Technik

Greek fighters train with France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Hellenic Air Force fighters conducted a joint training operation with the French Navy's Task Force 473 escort group, led by France’s flagship aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), from November 23-25

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How US F-35s are protecting NATO aircraft from Russian missile threat over Poland

Almost all NATO aircraft operating over Poland are within range of Russian S-400 battalions stationed in Kaliningrad and Belarus. Babak Taghvaee details how the Green Mountain Boys’ first European deployment with the F-35 was designed to counter this threat

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Commercial

CPK's project giants revealed

The company Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is in the process of selecting and signing contracts with key suppliers, from the point of view of the new CPK airport construction.

Icelandair reveals NEW US destination

The flag carrier has unveiled plans for a new addition to its routemap from the Midwestern United States. Find out which city now…

Atlas Air takes delivery of penultimate Boeing 747

The end of the Boeing 747 era has moved one step closer following the delivery of the second to last airframe.

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition released

Microsoft has released the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding realistic helicopters, gliders, a true-to-life Airbus A310-300 and seven iconic historic aircraft.

Navigraph Charts 8 released

Navigraph Charts 8 adds several new features, including worldwide VFR charts, drag-and-drop route construction, seamless zoom down to gate level and 3D globe projection.

Feature Discovery Series Episode 15: Helicopters

In the latest Feature Discovery Series, the Asobo Studio discussed how the development team modelled the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter coming to the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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