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Historic

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Meteors vs Vampires: When British fighter jets clashed over Middle East

Shlomo Aloni describes the combat career of Israel’s first jet fighter

Starfighters bound for European skies!

It has been nearly two decades since the skies of Italy were beaten into submission by the howling roar of a Lockheed Starfighter’s General Electric J79-GE-19 turbojet… 

The Reno Air Races will end in 2023 — but why?

Announcement spells end for Nevada venue as host of National Championship

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Gloster's Meteor F.8 - the last of its kind?

Tom Spencer outlines the service of the final Meteor day fighter – the incredibly elegant F.8...

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How the Luftwaffe's deadly Condors roamed the Arctic and Polar regions

The four-engined Focke-Wulf Fw 200s were most often active over the Atlantic, to the west of France. However, the type’s long range allowed it to go much further afield

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Travis AFB becomes sixth USAF base to welcome KC-46A Pegasus

Boeing resumed deliveries of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the USAF on July 28 following a hiatus that began in March, when a problem with the aircraft’s centre fuel tank was discovered

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Norway postpones helicopter fleet recap, opts to partially upgrade ageing Bell 412s

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence has approved plans to partially upgrade its ageing Bell 412HP/SP utility helicopters and postpone the recapitalisation of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s special operations rotorcraft fleet by at least 15 years in a move that goes against the advice of the head of the nation’s armed forces

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 156

Welcome to the 156th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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Boeing 747 Poster

Download and view Airliner World's Boeing 747 poster

Air Canada to add MORE A220s

The flag carrier has converted options into firm orders. Read more on Key.Aero now…

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Alaska Airlines announces its BIGGEST Boeing order yet

The US-based carrier is exercising options for the Boeing 737 MAX. Find out all the detail here…

Flying on one of the world's last Douglas DC-8s

Almost 55 years since its Douglas DC-8 rolled off the production line, Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse continues to fly this first-generation airliner. Felix Reim steps on board to learn more

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What’s the future fleet outlook for Air Astana?

Discover what the future fleet outlook is for the Kazakh flag carrier, regarding both narrow- and widebody types, by reading here on Key.Aero…

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Flight Simulation

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BlueMesh H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose review

In this review, we take a closer look at the 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules, also commonly known as the 'Spruce Goose' or 'Flying Lumberyard'.

Orbx releases Helipads LA Medical

Orbx has introduced a new Medical Activities Expansion Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, covering the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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DCS: Black Shark 3 interview

We invited Eagle Dynamics’ project manager, Andrey Chizh, to talk to us about the work being done on the third iteration of their highly popular DCS: Black Shark series.

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