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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Aeroplane January 2023

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Airline Gemini goes on show at Kristiansand

Classic Miles twin exhibited in airport terminal building

Hawkinge museum receives Spanish Ju 52/3m — and reveals new colours

Ex-RAF Museum CASA 352 moved from Cosford

Military Aviation Museum bags a Zero

A6M restoration by Legend Flyers expected to be airborne soon

Disquiet over RAFM Mustang disposal

P-51 gifted to Australian collection

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Military

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Bahrain’s first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter makes public debut

The first Bell AH-1Z Viper to be delivered to the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) appeared in the static display at the recent Bahrain International Airshow, which took place from November 9-11

Work on the Luftwaffe's first Pegasus SIGINT aircraft begins

Bombardier Defense revealed on November 28 that work to modify the aircraft into a SIGINT platform for the Luftwaffe has begun in support of Lufthansa Technik and the Hensoldt-led Pegasus programme

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The story behind the USAF's controversial CSAR Replacement Vehicle project

The shambles over the selection for the Combat Search and Rescue Replacement Vehicle (CSAR-X) programme raised questions over procurement processes. David Willis details one of USAF’s most controversial projects

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Commercial

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The huge challenges facing Finnair due to Russian airspace closure

No other airline has been hit as hard by the Russian airspace closure as Finnair. The carrier’s CEO, Topi Manner, speaks to Andreas Spaeth about challenges faced and those it has still to face

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Airliner World January 2023

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Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

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Flight Simulation

X-Plane touches down in Oklahoma City

Scenery developer, iniBuilds has released Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC) for X-Plane 11 and 12.

AV-8B Harrier lands in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aircraft developer, DC Designs has announced its first vertical take-off aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the AV-8B Harrier II is out now.

Stockholm-Arlanda V2 development update

Orbx has released new preview images of the upcoming ESSA Stockholm-Arlanda V2.

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