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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 parts arrive at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum took delivery of some very special artefacts from Yelvertoft and Lilbourne History Group on November 22

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Air fighting in the Sopwith Camel - what was it like?

The early days of air combat were filled with peril for brave men entering the unknown. Andrew Thomas profiles two of the pilots who came to prominence flying the Sopwith Camel

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Why does the 'Suffolk Spitfire' boast a USAAF scheme?

When the United States Army Air Forces entered the war in Europe, Spitfires appeared adorned with stars and bars. Darren Harbar reveals why and details their operations with the 309th Fighter Squadron in North Africa

Westland Dragonfly wreck discovered

The 1958 crash site of a former Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly has been identified on the coast of Northern Ireland…

Sunken Spitfire recovery appeal launched

A group in North Yorkshire led by David Daniells believes that it has pinpointed the site of a wartime Spitfire crash on the Norfolk Broads. It is currently raising funds to conduct a professional survey in order to establish the extent of any remains…

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Military

Australia completes first major international F-35A deployment

The RAAF has marked a major milestone in its operation of the F-35A Lightning II after aircraft from No 75 Squadron departed RAAF Base Tindal in Australia’s Northern Territory to Malaysia, where it completed the type's first international deployment (outside the US) in Australian service

Algeria set to become first export customer for Akusungur UAV

The Algerian Army General Staff has reportedly approved the acquisition of six Akusungur medium-altitude, long-endurance UAVs from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ)

Mozambique strengthens counter-terrorism capabilities with new aircraft

The Mozambique Air Force has moved to strengthen its counter-terrorism capabilities with the purchase of two transport aircraft from South Africa-based aerospace/defence company, Paramount Group

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Commercial

More Airbus A330neos for Azul

The Brazilian airline has revealed plans for more next-gen widebodies. Find out here on Key.Aero…

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New German destination for Qatar Airways

The Qatari flag carrier added a fourth German city to its passenger route map.

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So long, SOFIA!

NASA’s SOFIA airborne laboratory has retired, more than a decade earlier than planned. In the first of a two-part feature, Bernd Sturm shines the spotlight on this unique aircraft

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Flight Simulation

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport released

The latest German destination from Aerosoft is Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlightControlReplay v5 out now

FlightControlReplay (FCR) developer, Fabio Merlo has announced FCR version 5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D v5 has been released.

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC ready for shipping

Honeycomb Aeronautical announces global shipping of Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Honeycomb Xbox Hub.

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