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Lockheed Martin rolls out Bahrain’s first F-16 Block 70
Lockheed Martin formally rolled out the first dual-seat F-16D Block 70 Fighting Falcon for the Royal Bahraini Air Force during a ceremony at the firm’s production facility in Greenville, South Carolina, on March 10
VIDEO: Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 Waddington Action
Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 is now in its third and final week with the Belgian Defence – Air Component’s F-16 Fighting Falcons having departed home on Friday, March 17.
North Macedonia confirms transfer of Su-25s to Ukraine, says Mi-24s could follow
While Poland and Slovakia have become the first NATO nations to donate fighter jets to Ukraine as it continues to defend its sovereign territory from Russian invaders, the North Macedonian government has now publicly confirmed that it transferred four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoots to the war-torn nation last year
How the mighty B-52 will remain lethal for another 50 years: the inside story
Jeff Bolton tells the inside story of how the mother of all heavy bombers will remain deadly for another 50 years even as it heads towards 100 years of service, and what it’s like to fly her.
The secret USAF Boeing 757s that don’t exist
David Isby profiles Boeing 757s flying for the US Air Force which include the high-profile VIP C-32As and the secretive C-32Bs that undertake a range of sensitive missions.
Oldest flying Boeing 757 – Testing Honeywell’s future of flight
Key Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed Captain Joe Duval, Honeywell’s director of Flight Test Operations about the company’s unique Boeing 757 which despite being 40 years old is proving to be perfect for testing the company’s latest engines and aerospace technology
Air Mauritius announce changes to its London operations
The Mauritian national carrier will be moving from London Heathrow to London Gatwick
Quiz: Failed and Forgotten Low-Cost Carriers (Part Two!)
Last week’s edition of the Key.Aero Commercial Aviation Quiz was one of the most popular ever! Always keen to please, we’re back with another round of low-cost, high-fun questions. From mergers to messy collapses, it's time to test your knowledge of these relics of no-frills flying. Good luck!
Aeroplane meets... Rod Dean
After more than 50 years of airshow flying, this former RAF fast jet pilot and leading light of the warbird scene still loves displaying as much as ever
Biggin Hill Spitfire Company to offer flights from Kemble
FlyaSpitfire.com, a company that offers flights in Spitfires, has announced that it will operate from Cotswold Airport in Kemble starting this summer.
Spitfire mid-air collision prevented by ‘providence’, report finds
“It is hard to judge after an intense moment, but it seemed very close, between 50 and 100ft above, but I believe closer to 50ft”. This was how the pilot of an EV97 light aircraft described a near miss with a Spitfire IX close to the Isle of Wight last year.
Antwerp for MSFS released
Aerosoft has announced Antwerp International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Phoenix Sky Harbor out now
Scenery developers, BMWorld and AmSim have announced KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Antonov-2 International Airport for MSFS released
UKKM Antonov-2 Airport is the Ukrainian base of the Antonov Design Bureau and was home to the only operational AN-225 as well as some of the most eccentric Antonov aircraft designs.