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RAND report warns of threat to UK air mobility
A report written by the RAND think tank has revealed that the UK’s military mobility could “have to do more with less” as tactical and strategic platforms are gradually retired over the next two decades
Argentine Air Force participates in huge airlift exercise
The Argentine Air Force participated in a wide-ranging exercise from September 20 to October 6 to improve strategic airlift operations, utilising its newly acquired 737-700 transport aircraft, which was delivered in March this year, among other assets
What lies ahead for EEA 1/54 'Dunkirk' and France's covert ISR assets?
We look at the platforms that have served the French Air and Space Force’s secretive Airborne Electronic Squadron 1/54 ‘Dunkirk’ and detail the new intelligence-gathering assets that are set to enter service in the coming years
FPDA nations plan commemorative 50th Anniversary display
The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) member nations will participate in a mixed force flypast and naval display over and in the waters off Marina South, Singapore, on October 18 to celebrate 50 years of the defence pact
Inside the US Air Force's Kabul Airlift operation
Broadly considered an operational success, the Kabul Airlift was also a record-breaking effort by the US Air Force. Babak Taghvaee reports
Snapshot: Airliners in Libya during 2009
Chris Smith shares a glimpse of aviation in Libya from 2009, shortly before the North African state descended into revolution and civil war
The big Christmas commercial aviation quiz
Merry Christmas from all of us at KeyAero. For all the commercial aviation fans out there, here's our present to you, a 20-question bumper airliner quiz!
The curious cargoes of Air Atlantique’s DC-3s in the 1980s
Air Atlantique’s Douglas Dakotas carried all manner of cargo – from Cognac to cabbages – in their busy ’80s heyday, as Charles Woodley details in a new book charting the carrier’s history
Luftwaffe fighter ace Rudolf Müller
Of all the Luftwaffe fighter pilots who fought in the Arctic theatre until the spring of 1943, none achieved as many aerial successes as Rudolf Müller. However, his war came to a premature end
Designing the Foster Wikner Wicko
Having arrived in Britain from Australia, Geoffrey Neville Wikner became one of the many aircraft designers fighting for a slice of the inter-war light aeroplane market. But, even if it wasn’t destined for great commercial success, his high-winged Wicko was certainly something different
How Plane Sailing trains new pilots to fly its majestic PBY Catalina
How Plane Sailing trains new pilots to fly its majestic PBY Catalina, and perpetuate the expertise of operating the big amphibian
Microsoft Flight Simulator - A new beginning
Microsoft Flight Simulator is arguably one of the most anticipated flight simulators released to date. It is ground-breaking in terms of design, sporting a new cutting-edge graphics engine while streaming satellite data from Bing Maps to bring us almost a true-to-life representation of the planet...
Interview - DC Designs’ Concorde
DC Designs, in partnership with Just Flight, recently announced that it was developing the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde as an add-on aircraft. Thomas Haynes spoke to Dean Crawford, founder of DC Designs, to find out more.
Orbx’s Landmarks: London City Pack
Although Microsoft Flight Simulator depicts the world as never before, the base photogrammetry has its limitations. The extrapolation of the buildings and other elements can only be as good as the Azure detection algorithm. So while there will be a structure in the correct location, it’s unlikely that it will look exactly like the real thing.