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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

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: F-86 'SABRE DOG'

With November 18, 2022, marking the 70th anniversary of Capt J Slade Nash USAF setting a world speed record of 698.505mph over a 3km course across Southern California’s Salton Sea in F-86D Sabre 51-2945, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to North American’s ‘Sabre Dog’…

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Mitchell and Bolingbroke for East Kirkby

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre – home to Lancaster Just Jane – has now received a B-25 Mitchell and two Bolingbrokes

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FlyPast January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Defiant among RAF Museum items for ‘adoption’

To mark its half century, the RAF Museum has made several items available for ‘adoption’ – including its Boulton Paul Defiant

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Cosford exhibits moving to new museums

A number of airframes formerly at the RAF Museum Midlands are on their way to new homes

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Military

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Falcon 7X spotted in Indonesian Air Force colours

A Dassault Falcon 7X business jet wearing the markings of the Indonesian Air Force has been spotted in the Netherlands ahead of what is believed to be the aircraft’s imminent delivery to the Asian air arm

Romania inks €388m deal to buy F-16s from Norway

A contract for the sale of 32 second-hand Royal Norwegian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons to Romania was signed by the Romanian government and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency on November 4

Sweden joins list of nations looking to axe NH90 helicopter fleet

After Belgium, Australia and Norway announced plans to axe and replace their respective NHIndustries NH90 helicopter fleets, Gen Micael Bydén – the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces – revealed that Sweden would follow suit in a recently published defence modernisation and procurement guidance report

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Commercial

Lufthansa unveils latest ‘Fanhansa’ special livery

The flag carrier has adorned one of its widebodies in the scheme which, today (November 14), transported the German national football team to the Middle East ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

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Silk Way West Airlines to add 777X

The Azerbaijani cargo carrier says acquisition of the brand-new widebody type will enable benefits including the further expansion of its international network.

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A jumbo farewell: Flying on Lufthansa’s 747-400s

As Wilbur Sargunaraj makes an important trip home, he uses the opportunity to take one last flight on his beloved Boeing 747-400.

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Flight Simulation

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC ready for shipping

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

Microsoft Flight Simulator Feature Discovery Series: Gliding

The Microsoft development team has released a new Feature Discovery Series video explaining the process of bringing gliders to the upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Just Flight announces Stormscope in development

In the latest In-Development report from Just Flight, the company has announced a new Stormscope instrument is coming soon to its GA fleet in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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