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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
Flying with the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions of the USMC HMH-772 'Hustlers'
Combat Aircraft Journal were invited to fly with the ‘Hustlers’ and report on the important task this Marine Corps Reserve unit has within the USMC
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!
Who were the heroes of Tarrant Rushton?
Quiet Dorset farmland was once the base for a daring D-Day raid and the home of in-flight refuelling. Ken Ellis reflects on an airfield’s remarkable history
Historic Aviation Quiz – Cancelled British types
Countless British aeroplanes have come and gone. Some never made it of the drawing board, while other disappeared before being unveiled. But can you recognise these types that were ultimately cancelled?
Aeroplane meets... Rod Dean
After more than 50 years of airshow flying, this former RAF fast jet pilot and leading light of the warbird scene still loves displaying as much as ever
Boeing B-314 Clipper for MSFS released
Software developers and publishers, PILOT'S have released the Boeing B-314 Clipper for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
737 MAX 8-200 takes flight in Prepar3D
The iFly development team, in partnership with Flight One Software, has released the 737 MAX 8-200 for Prepar3D v5.
Bonanza upgraded to steam gauges
Black Square has released a new steam gauge overhaul pack for the default G36 Bonanza for Microsoft Flight Simulator.