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Historic

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MAPPING THE ENEMY

“With our paint brushes”, said WAAF map-maker Kathlyn Hudson,...

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SAUNDERS-ROE ROCKET FIGHTERS

A period model of the cancelled Saunders-Roe SR177 interceptor...

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TECH SUPPORT

A 1947 visit to rural Buckinghamshire, and the engineering specialists...

Pilot reunited with Greek Spitfire

At the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, work is gathering pace on...

NEWS IN BRIEF

CATALINA SOLD The ex-‘Connie’ Edwards Consolidated PBY-6A,...

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MOD confirms retired RAF Sentinel sale to the US

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that the retired fleet of RAF Sentinel R1s are to be sold to a consortium instead of being scrapped, this is due to the sales bid being deemed more value for money to the UK taxpayer than the original fait of scrapping

Indonesia orders Airbus A400M

During the Dubai Airshow on November 18, the Indonesia Ministry Of Defence has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft with a letter of intent (LOI) for the future acquisition of four additional aircraft

The key moments of the Dubai Airshow you need to know

In the 21 months since the last major aviation trade event, the aerospace industry has endured one of its toughest ever periods. So, when the doors of the Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday, it was the clearest signal yet that the sector is starting to return to a degree of normality. Here, Key.Aero rounds up the highlights of the year's biggest show.

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Commercial

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Improvements in brief for Airbus A220 Family

AIRBUS HAS revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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The BA Fleet

British Airways (BA) and it’s subsidiaries operate a fleet...

DHL trialling drone deliveries in China

DHL has launched a partnership with the Chinese unmanned systems...

Hypersonic missile test

The US Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test...

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Flight Simulation

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ATC Air Traffic Control

Jessica Bannister-Pearce takes a look at ATC and third-party...

TerraFlora

Turbulent Designs has announced that its latest scenery product,...

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Just Flight's C-46 Commando

Just Flight’s C-46 Commando...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."