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Leonardo to supply electronics for Spanish PC-21s
Pilatus has contracted Leonardo to provide electronic components for the Ejército del Aire’s (Spanish Air Force’s) future PC-21 single-engine turboprop trainer fleet.
AFRC receives first Combat King II
Lockheed Martin has delivered a first HC-130J Combat King II for the US Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) to Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.
Clash of the Titans!
A pair of heavyweight champions are vying to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53s. Khalem Chapman details the contenders in Germany’s heavy-lift transport helicopter replacement programme.
Flottille 11F: 100 Years of Fury!
The French Navy’s oldest fighter squadron, Flottille 11F, turned 100 last year. Bastien Otelli takes the opportunity to look back at its glorious past and to examine the latest evolution of the Rafale, as the unit becomes the first to receive the F3-R standard.
Bandits of the Last Frontier!
Eielson Air Force Base in the wilds of Alaska is home to one of just two USAF aggressor squadrons. Kedar Karmarkar ventured to Fairbanks to see what goes on for the 18th Aggressor Squadron during its main event: Red Flag – Alaska.
The Commercial Aviation Review of the Year
It's been a hugely tough year for the commercial aviation industry but here have still been some great stories. Hans and Tom from Key.Aero's content and editorial team take a look back at some of the best bits from 2020's video features
The big Boxing Day airline livery quiz
As you possibly continue to recover from yesterday's Christmas lunch, stimulate your brain with this big Boxing Day airline livery quiz!
Teruel Airport photo snapshot
Before the dramatic events of 2020, Spain’s Teruel Airport handled the usual storage and scrappage of aircraft. However, with the aviation industry facing its biggest-ever challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, unwanted airliners have been arriving for disposal at the site on an unprecedented scale, as Javier Rodríguez shows
Cuban Hawker Sea Fury
Mention of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion in the article about...
In praise of the ATA
I read the excellent article about aviator Amy Johnson in the...
The first ever FlyPast Editor's Letter
Here's how FlyPast was introduced to the world 40 years ago...
Flight Sim World
Dovetail starts up its new simulator FEATURE Over the years...
Turbo Commander takes flight
Carenado has released the 690B TURBO COMMANDER for FSX and Prepar3D.
A high performance twin Alabeo has produced a range...