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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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US VTOL ‘TAIL-SITTERS’

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Silver Spitfire centre-stage at Geneva show

News March 2019 Part-restored Spitfire IX MJ271 on the...

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The LEGACY of ‘RTR’

Archive Without this magazine’s founding editor, the late...

Montrose museum gets 100-year-old hangar

News March 2019 A recent aerial view of the old Montrose...

Castle home for historic ‘Herc’

March 2019 News MC-130P 66-0212 at Moffett Federal Airfield...

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Military

Two more CV-22Bs for AFSOC

The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of two additional CV-22B Ospreys to US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

First two Dhruv Mk IIIs delivered to Indian Coast Guard

An additional two Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) have been officially delivered to the Indian Coast Guard

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

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Commercial

KLM’s Flying-V Model Makes Maiden Flight

Scale model of Dutch flag carrier’s Flying-V project takes to the skies for the first time following a series of extensive wind tunnel and ground tests

The world’s shortest airline flight

Lasting just 90 seconds, a journey between two airports in the Orkney Islands is officially the briskest scheduled air connection on earth. Key Aero examines the details of this record-breaking Scottish service

Quiz: Can you identify these airlines - Part 2

Back by popular demand - can you identify this selection of airlines using small cropped segments? Let us know what score you got and share this with your friends to see who really is the biggest avgeek!

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