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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

This week on Key.Aero we present a range of articles on the groundbreaking Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A range of innovations has helped the Dreamliner secure a huge number of orders and the aircraft has been an undoubted success for Boeing.

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Queen of the Hurricanes

Tara Leggett reflects on the life of Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ MacGill, the resilient Canadian branded ‘Queen of the Hurricanes’

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The life of Albrecht Johann Bellstedt

Many Luftwaffe pilots flew Junkers Ju 88 bombers in World War Two. Chris Goss recounts the career of one who flew the type as a long range fighter with great success, and some controversy

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Storm Eunice destroys beloved neighbourhood Venom

A de Havilland DH 112 Venom, once on display at Grove technology park near Wantage, Oxfordshire, has been destroyed by Storm Eunice

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The ‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen has passed away aged 101

Colonel Gail Seymour Halvorsen, better known as the 'Candy Bomber', has died at the age of 101…

Iraqi Vampires, of No. 5 Squadron, over the desert. “Aeroplane” photograph Feature Premium

Vampires and Venoms of the Iraqi Air Force

In its September 30, 1955 issue ‘The Aeroplane’ had a fascinating article based on a visit to Iraq to see the latest jet equipment used by the country’s air force

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US Navy marks end of an era with final AQM-37 target launch

The US Navy announced on October 26 that it has launched its last two remaining AQM-37 aerial targets during a training operation with the US Army – a mission which concluded 60 years of operations with the system.

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What will the USAF's bomber fleet look like after the B-21's introduction?

As the USAF announced the much anticipated date, David Axe reports on the upcoming Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider reveal.

Russia still flies high-tempo combat ops over Syria as Ukraine War continues

While Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine’s sovereign territory in the West, the Russian Aerospace Forces are still supporting combat operations in the Middle East, with a variety of aircraft types noted as operating from Bassel Al-Assad AB in Khmeimim, Syria, in September

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Cathay Pacific makes new SAF commitment

Cathay Pacific is reaffirming its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by pledging to use SAF for 10% of its total fuel consumption by 2030

NTSB coordinating recovery of ditched Transair 737

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced it is sending a team of investigators to the ditching site of Transair Flight 810 off the Hawaiian island of Oahu to coordinate the recovery of the wreckage from the ocean floor.

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How some airports have returned to pre-crisis traffic levels

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we learn how some global gateways have been able to return to pre-crisis traffic levels

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ATR 40 years on

Airliner World analyses the trials, tribulations and triumphs of turboprop titan ATR

FedEx trials drone deliveries in Ireland

FedEx Corp subsidiary FedEx Express has begun testing last-mile drone delivery of goods between Shannon Airport and Foynes Port in Ireland

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Flight Simulation

UK Discovery Tour, Part 3 Feature Premium

UK Discovery Tour, Part 3

In the third and penultimate leg of our United Kingdom discovery tour, we depart from City Airport in Manchester and fly over several incredibly picturesque mountainous areas before finishing up in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

AuthentiKit - An innovative modular flight control system Review Premium

AuthentiKit - An innovative modular flight control system

We look at a new set of controls that faithfully replicated those found in the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX, designed by a company called AuthentiKit.

Microsoft’s World Update V: Nordics Review Premium

Microsoft’s World Update V: Nordics

This latest world update to the ever-expanding world of Microsoft Flight Simulator encompasses the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

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