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Boeing outlines plan to cease Super Hornet production
Boeing has revealed that it will complete new-build production of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in late 2025, following the delivery of the final examples to the US Navy
Exercise Cobra Warrior – full details released
The RAF has confirmed the full details of the international aircraft participation in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1, which runs from March 2 to 24.
HAL Tejas snubbed as Malaysia opts for KAI FA-50
In what was a close race between the Indian-made HAL Tejas and KAI’s FA-50 Fighting Eagle, it has been revealed that Malaysia will acquire 18 examples of the latter to fulfil the requirements set out in its Fighter Lead In Trainer-Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) tender
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 134
Welcome to the 134th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Belarusian rebels attack Russian A-50U AEW&C aircraft at military base
A Belarusian rebel group has claimed it has blown up a Beriev A-50U Mainstay airborne early warning and control aircraft belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces during a drone attack on an air base in Belarus
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!
Sanction-hit Rossiya Airlines' battle to unground its 747 fleet
Babak Taghvaee looks into the history of Rossiya Airlines’ Boeing 747s and the carrier’s efforts to bring its grounded fleet back into service
Battling Blenheim - the troubled history of a Bristol classic
The light bomber played an important part in the RAF’s early World War Two operations. Malcolm V Lowe examines the type’s activities during that critical period of the conflict
What was it like to fly the F-4 in combat over Vietnam?
Former USAF Phantom pilot Jonathan A Hayes recounts the sortie he helped defend his base from attack in Vietnam…
Dutch Fokker D.XXI completes test flights!
On April 20, 2023, word came that Fokker D.XXI ‘229’ had “officially completed” its test flying programme…
Tampa for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
Scenery developer, Verticalsim has announced KTPA – Tampa International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
The ultimate flight simulation experience
For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks but this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.
DC Designs’ AV-8B Harrier II review
In this review, we take DC Designs' rendition of the AV-8B Harrier for Microsoft Flight Simulator for a spin.