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New look for Belgium’s A109BAi helicopter demo team

The Belgian Air Component rolled out a new, colourful paint scheme for the demonstration aircraft of its Agusta A109BAi single-ship helicopter display team at Beauvechain air base on January 28

Emirates to restart UK passenger flights

After halting services last week, the UAE flag carrier has revealed when it expects to restart UK services

Messerschmitt Bf 109 VS. Bell P-39 Airacobra

Messerschmitt Bf 109 VS. Bell P-39 Airacobra - how do the two match up?

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100 metres from disaster: JAL mid-air incident 20 years on

Exactly 20 years ago today, a Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 narrowly avoided colliding with each other in the skies above Japan. Key.Aero recounts how it happened and what the industry learnt from this close call

Wally’s War

In this week’s MyPast, we hear part 2 of Wally Layne’s wartime story. David Layne tells of some of his father’s key movements before the events that lead to his unfortunate capture…

Gulfstream awarded C-20, C-37 support contracts

Gulfstream Aerospace has been awarded two contracts by the USAF to provide fleet-wide engineering and sustainment support services for the US military’s C-20 and C-37 VIP transport aircraft

Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz

This week's commercial aviation quiz will test your 'general knowledge' of the industry. Let us know what score you get!

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Has Boeing missed the bus with its NMA?

After being shelved last year, the firm’s CEO earlier this week hinted that the new mid-market aircraft was still on the table. Key.Aero considers whether the Seattle-based giant has been too slow to get the project going and what impact this has had

USAF’s bomber triad to open Super Bowl 55

The USAF’s bomber triad will conduct a first-of-its-kind trifecta flyover of the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as part of the opening ceremony of Super Bowl 55 on February 7

France, India conclude Exercise Desert Knight 2021

The French Air and Space Force (FASF) deployed to India to take part in Exercise Desert Knight 2021 – an intense five-day bilateral training operation with the Indian Air Force (IAF), which concluded on January 24

FlyPast Podcast Episode 6

This week we speak to writer and aviation historian Paul Crickmore about the book he co-wrote, analysing the Battle of Britain from the Luftwaffe's perspective.

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FlyPast March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Pioneering through the decades: 1900-1970

In 1903, man managed to stay airborne for a few seconds. By 1970, we were able to fly to the moon. What important pioneers played a part in assisting toward this incredible achievement? We look at key moments over the decades…

How the 757 nearly became a three-crew airliner

Bowing to pressure from US pilot unions, the launch customer initially specified the jet needed three crew positions. George Jehn, a former Eastern Air Lines pilot and labour leader tells Key.Aero about the fight he fought to keep the flight engineer on the flight deck

Boeing confirms delay to 777X service entry

As it reported its largest full-year loss in its more than 100-year history, the Chicago-based giant outlined an updated plan for its next-generation widebody

Lockheed Martin receives C-5M logistics support contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$129.3m contract by the USAF to provide contractor logistics support services for the air arm’s C-5M Super Galaxy heavy-lift strategic transport fleet

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Su-57 in Focus: 'Felon' on the Loose!

Russia’s next-gen fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, looks as dangerous as its nickname would suggest. We chart the long gestation period preceding its unveiling in December 2020

Sikorsky-Boeing team unveils Defiant X for US Army’s FLRAA campaign

The Sikorsky-Boeing team behind the SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator has released the first details of the Defiant X coaxial compound helicopter as its offering for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) campaign

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Silver Period Stunner

The Hawker Fury was a classic RAF biplane fighter of the 1930s. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this notable pre-war design and its operational service...

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LONE STAR

Sture Friedner describes his meeting with decorated American aviator the late Connie Edwards...

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Harvard destined to fly in Canada this year

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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‘The CO’s Query’

It was with great interest that I began to read...

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De Havilland museum Mosquito is rolled out

Mosquito FB.VI TA122 emerged from...

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The exciting story of a Caribou pilot

“The Caribou isn’t a stable aeroplane, flying it was like balancing on top of a pin and you couldn’t take your hands off the stick..."

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Pearl Harbor Warhawk arrives at new home

The last fully restored and airworthy fighter that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has arrived at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts, and is now on display...

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