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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 109

Welcome to the 109th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Qatar’s first Eurofighter Typhoons arrive in-country

Qatar has formally received its first four Eurofighter Typhoons after BAE Systems delivered the initial batch of the multi-role fighter to the country in late August

Senegal receives first C295W

Senegal has become the latest African nation to join the ever-growing list of global Airbus C295 operators after the nation received the first of two C295W multi-purpose transport aircraft during a ceremony at its base in Dakar on July 28

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Secretive US Navy Poseidons visit RAF Mildenhall

A pair of US Navy-operated Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the extremely secretive Bureau of Naval Personnel Sea Duty Component at Dallas Love Field Airport, Texas, arrived at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, UK, on September 2

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Israel strikes again in latest Gaza operation

The arrest of leading Islamic terrorist, Bassem Saadi, by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Jenin on August 1 led to fighting between Israel and the militant group of jihadis in Gaza

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Historic

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When the Queen first reviewed her air force

In 1953, the new monarch inspected the RAF at its early post-war height

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GALLERY: Elizabeth II - the real Queen of the Skies

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II flew further, faster and more often than any other British monarch. Key.Aero presents a selection of images depicting her relationship with aviation over the decades

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What was Britain’s first warbird airshow?

Four decades ago, the Great Warbirds Air Display pioneered a new style of airshow for Britain — and proved to be a very influential one

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Commercial

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Why 'boarding' of this Boeing 727 still regularly occurs in Denmark...

What better way for a business to make a statement than by parking a classic Boeing jet on its front lawn. Dirk Grothe travelled to Denmark to visit a company that has done exactly that.

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.

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British Aerospace 146 in PSA service

Fighting to Be Heard by Brian Wiklem is a love letter to the last commercial airliner built in the UK: the British Aerospace 146. Airliner World presents an extract from this new book.

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Flight Simulation

Airbus H125 for X-Plane released

Cowan Simulation has announced the H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) is now available for X-Plane 11.

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Orbx's EU Great Britain North reviewed

Great Britain is one of the best-represented corners of the world when it comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator scenery. Not only have the isles been treated to their very own world update from Asobo but Orbx has now released its second add-on in a series of ‘off airport’ scenery packs that brings hundreds of missing landmarks to the United Kingdom.

iniBuilds announces new partnership with iBlueYonder

iniBuilds and iBlueYonder have announced a partnership for the development of Dallas Love Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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