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Looking ahead at RAF Mildenhall's now-secure future

Following the USAF's decision to remain at RAF Mildenhall for the foreseeable future, we examine what lies in store for the British base going forward

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Aeroplane March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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An-124: Russia's Giant Awakens

We explore the colossal Antonov An-124, which is one of the Russian military's highest-value air assets, with life extensions in place that intend to keep it active until the 2040s

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A-7 Corsair II: The Swashbuckling SLUF

What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.

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Greek F-16s: A New Golden Age

Having emerged from a decade of economic difficulties, Greece is now spending billions to modernize and upgrade the Hellenic Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet, as Key.Aero explores

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US releases hard-hitting military mishap report

A US military-aviation safety report blames increased mishap rates on forces being undertrained, overworked and inconsistently funded, as Key.Aero investigates

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Why Russia's airlift and helicopter fleets are struggling

The severing of co-operation between Russia and Ukraine, following the former’s 2014 annexation of Crimea is having serious repercussions on Russian airlifters and military helicopters

Boeing could move its Chicago HQ... but where to?

This year marks the 20th anniversary since Boeing transferred its corporate headquarters from Seattle. Key.Aero speaks to Isaac Alexander, a freelance aerospace journalist who’s covered the US giant for more than a decade, to find out about the company’s move to Illinois - and where they could go next

Vulcan legend Dr Robert Pleming passes away

As leader of the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, Pleming was at the heart of the iconic aircraft’s return to the skies in 2007

HAL receives Indian Air Force Tejas LCA contract

Hindustan Aeronautics has been awarded an INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) contract by the Indian government to manufacture and deliver 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

UK welcomes fifth Poseidon MRA1 at RAF Lossiemouth

The Royal Air Force has now received five of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft following the arrival of the fifth example at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on February 2

Historic Aviation Quiz

Woohoo! Welcome to this week's Historic Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your historic aircraft? Test your skills here!

Boeing's new F-15EX fighter completes first flight

Boeing’s new F-15EX multi-role fighter took to the skies for its highly-anticipated maiden flight on February 2 – ahead of the planned delivery of the first two aircraft to the USAF later this quarter

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Flight of the Albatros

We take a look at the Uzbekistan Air Force's L-39C Albatros aircraft after the fleet finally completed a crucial overhaul last summer

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A century of air forces

In this first instalment, we look into the 100-year-old stories of two of the world’s most war-involved air forces…

Lufthansa completes its longest ever flight

The record-breaking service involved significant planning and preparation

Philippine Air Force receives additional C-130H

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has welcomed an additional Lockheed C-130H Hercules to its fleet, after the tactical transport arrived at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 29

CAPTAIN SIR TOM MOORE, 1920-2021

War veteran, incredible fund-raiser and all-round hero passes away at the age of 100

Boeing at risk of losing a third of 777X firm orders

Days after confirming a further delay to the programme, the manufacturer reports its backlog for the type could be reduced

B-52s return to Guam for Bomber Task Force deployment

A quartet of USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers have returned to Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct a Bomber Task Force deployment in the Indo-Pacific region

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The intriguing history of the B-58 Hustler

It set 19 world speed records – several of which were set by John Denver’s father. This is the Convair B-58 Hustler…

JetBlue reveals redesigned transatlantic Mint suites

Ahead of its highly anticipated London route launch, the US carrier has shown off its first major premium product redesign since its introduction in 2014

The inside story of how BA made more than £500m profit from Concorde

After six years of losses on the aircraft, Jock Lowe - the former director of operations at British Airways - explains to Key.Aero how he turned around the supersonic airliner’s financial fortunes

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 28

Welcome to the 28th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

France orders 12 more Dassault Rafales

France has ordered 12 new-build Rafale multi-role fighters from Dassault Aviation to replace a dozen examples from the French Air and Space Force, which were sold to Greece late last month

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