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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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Singapore starts inducting H225Ms into operational service

The H225M is being inducted into the Republic of Singapore Air Force to replace the Super Puma. We visit Sembawang Air Base to find out more about its capabilities

CV-22B remains trapped in Norway as USAF lifts grounding order

Having been grounded for just over two weeks, AFSOC has cleared its 52-strong fleet of Bell Boeing CV-22B Ospreys to fly again, but one example remains trapped on an island in Norway after the tiltrotor was forced to make an emergency landing there on August 12, 2022

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Is Iran going to buy Su-35SE fighters from Russia?

Having been heavily restricted by international sanctions, Iran has struggled to source replacements for its ageing fighter fleets in recent times, but recent comments have indicated that the nation is currently plotting a move to buy Sukhoi Su-35SE Flanker-E multi-role fighters from Russia

Malawi Air Force takes delivery of two MA600s

Although little reported at the time, it is now known that the Malawi Air Force took delivery of two Xian MA600 twin-turboprop passenger aircraft earlier this year from China

Chinese Y-20 in Western airshow first

PLAAF airlifter makes European public debut in Austria

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Historic

Dramatic Spitfire and Hurricane flypast stars at Duxford show

A 20-aircraft warbird formation set the seal on IWM Duxford’s annual Battle of Britain event

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Skyhawk removed from pole for preservation

Classic jet being refurbished behind the scenes – Lutterworth Whittle memorial also receiving attention

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Hurel-Dubois aircraft and their pioneering long wings

Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer

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Commercial

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Why 'boarding' of this Boeing 727 still regularly occurs in Denmark...

What better way for a business to make a statement than by parking a classic Boeing jet on its front lawn. Dirk Grothe travelled to Denmark to visit a company that has done exactly that.

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.

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British Aerospace 146 in PSA service

Fighting to Be Heard by Brian Wiklem is a love letter to the last commercial airliner built in the UK: the British Aerospace 146. Airliner World presents an extract from this new book.

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Flight Simulation

Mount Patterson Camps for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developed by //42, Mount Patterson Camps for Microsoft Flight Simulator features three BLM landing areas in Mono County, California in the Sweetwater Range, all terraformed with custom textures and elevation mesh.

Milan Malpensa incoming

Aerosoft has announced Mega Airport Milan Malpensa for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

Bonanza V35 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced the Beechcraft Bonanza V35 is now available.

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