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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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Top Aces flies its first ex-Israeli F-16A Netz

Top Aces, the advanced military adversary training provider, has flown the first of its newly-acquired fleet of former-Israeli Air Force F-16A/B Block 5 Netz fighters and has also achieved certification to operate the type

Garden shed gets Vulcan XH558 paint scheme!

Sunbathing, catching up with friends, washing the car… whatever you did this Bank Holiday, we’re certain it didn’t result in anything as cool as this…

Cabo Verde reveals flight resumption plans

After nearly 15 months on the ground, the flag carrier is preparing to restart services

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USSOCOM eyes additional ISR-configured Dash 8s

The US Special Operations Command is eyeing key procurement decisions including the possible acquisition of additional De Havilland Canada “Dash 8” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft

AFSOC receives final CV-22B Osprey

US Air Force Special Operations Command’s 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/20th Air Maintenance Unit rolled out the final Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, on May 22

First VVIP 737 MAX delivered to customer

The outfitting of the cabin has taken around 14 months to complete

Singapore begins two-month deployment to Guam

A contingent of air assets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force – including multi-role fighters and CAEW aircraft – has arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam, for a two-month deployment to the Pacific island

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 3

With the West gradually departing from counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan amid a pivot towards the rising powers of the East, what role will platforms like Textron Aviation's AT-6E light attack aircraft play in future force structures? Can such platforms operate in the contested battlespace of the future, or will the likelihood of new low-intensity conflicts ensure a continued relevance?

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A new, upgraded and automated final assembly line at the CJSC Aviastar-SP JSC plant in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk has completed its first Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A heavy-lift strategic transport aircraft

 

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