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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

Swordfish receives Permit to Fly

The world's oldest Fairey Swordfish, Mk.I W5856, has completed its test flights and is now ‘operational’ once again

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What was the Air Transport Auxiliary?

The Battle of Britain is quite rightly associated with the endeavours of The Few – but these gallant airmen were not alone in contributing to the nation’s defence. Another key element was provided by the Air Transport Auxiliary, as Tara Leggett describes

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Who was Luftwaffe ace Roloff Von Aspern?

Many airmen paid the ultimate price in World War Two and some – especially from the German side – appear to have been forgotten. Chris Goss sheds light on a Luftwaffe ace who was killed in action and whose body was never found

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO EDITION

With November 25, 2022 marking the 82nd anniversary of de Havilland’s quite incredible Mosquito, the Historic team ask the question… how much do you know about the ‘Wooden Wonder’?

Rare Skyraider for sale in US

Douglas AD-5 Skyraider N62466 has recently been listed for sale by Platinum Fighters

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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

Boeing forecasts “strong demand” for air cargo services over next 20 years

The US manufacturer has released its projections for the air cargo market through to 2041. Find out further here…

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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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator boss on future of free updates

The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator has outlined his position on the future of free updates following the release of the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary Edition.

New Icelandic destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, ST Simulations has released Akureyri Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Inverness for X-Plane out now

Boundless Simulations has announced Inverness Airport is now available for X-Plane 11 and 12.

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