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Boeing 757

This week on Key.Aero we’re celebrating the venerable Boeing 757 as it marks its 40th year of commercial service. In a series of special features, we highlight some of the type’s more unusual roles and explore what has made it such a capable and hard to replace airliner.

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Brazilian C-130M deploys to fight forest fires in Chile

A Lockheed C-130M Hercules from the Brazilian Air Force has been dispatched to Chile to help fight the more than 300 estimated forest fires that are currently raging across the country’s central and southern regions

Argentina reinforces southernmost air base with permanent Pampa III unit

The Argentine Air Force has bolstered its combat presence at Base Aérea Militar Río Gallegos – the nation’s southernmost air base – after the air arm revealed it would permanently deploy three IA-63 Pampa III fighter-trainers to the facility

193rd SOW adopts new mission as first Commando II arrives

As part of the 193rd Special Operations Wing’s (SOW’s) ongoing conversion to the Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II, the unit received the first of its new tactical tanker-transport aircraft on February 2

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How will the US Navy's carrier strike capabilities evolve over the next decade?

What does the future hold for the striking power of US Navy Carrier Air Wings? Combat aircraft Journal provides an in-depth by-type overview of how the most powerful Carrier Strike force in the world will be strengthened and modernized to meet new and emerging threats over the next decade

Russia eyes Indian collaboration in developing fifth-gen Checkmate fighter

Russia reportedly plans to discuss potential cooperation with India in the creation of new fifth-generation combat aircraft – with the previously unveiled Checkmate light tactical fighter being focused on in particular – at the Aero India 2023 international air show and defence exhibition, which is currently being held in Bengaluru

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KlasJet spreads its wings

Lithuanian charter provider to support ACMI leasing market with new aircraft

The Ultimate Lufthansa History Quiz (Part One)

Today the Lufthansa Group is one of Europe’s largest aviation companies, with a wealth of investments and subsidiaries reaching far beyond Germany, but it wasn’t always this way. For this week's quiz we’re putting your knowledge of Lufthansa’s formative years to the test. Good luck!

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Aviation postcard from Down Under

The relative remoteness of Australia and New Zealand means many of their resident aircraft rarely venture beyond the national borders. This, and the wide array of international visitors that grace their domestic airports, make them a popular destination for aviation enthusiasts. Barry Ambrose made a recent pilgrimage Down Under and shares some of the highlights from his time in Sydney, Auckland, and Christchurch

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'Barn find' NZ Mosquito to perform first public engine runs

Merlins on ex-John Smith ‘Mossie’ to be powered up at Classic Fighters Omaka show

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Rod Lewis to be inducted into Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

The San Antonio-based Lewis Air Legends boss is to be inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame at the Lone Star Flight Museum

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Aeroplane April 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Flight Simulation

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MV-22B Osprey for Microsoft Flight Simulator review

The MV-22 Osprey is a collaboration between two studios: Miltech Simulations and Maryadi. We take a closer look at this rather unusual hybrid helicopter and fixed-wing turboprop.

Bf 108 Typhoon incoming

iniBuilds has announced it is developing the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Van's Aircraft RV-10 ready for take-off

SimWorks Studios has announced the Van's Aircraft RV-10 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in


Henstridge, United Kingdom


Fundacion Infante de Orleans flying day


Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport, Spain

There are monthly exhibitions (except in January and August, because of the adverse weather conditions typical of those months), in which around 20 aircraft take to the air.

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair


Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

Microlight Trade Show


Winchester, United Kingdom

The event webpage page says: "The Microlight Trade Fair has been running at Popham Airfield for over 20 years. We are delighted to welcome manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK & Europe for this two day event."

Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in Weekend


Bodmin, United Kingdom

Cornwall Flying Club is hosting a fly-In for the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka


Blenheim, New Zealand

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka is an action-packed family-friendly event and in 2023 it will be held over Easter Weekend, 7th - 9th of April.