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US Navy selects Textron to deliver new T-54A multi-engine trainers
US-based aircraft manufacturer, Textron Aviation, has been awarded a single, firm-fixed-price contract to develop the T-54A multi-engine training system (METS) aircraft for the US Navy, with the service seeking to procure up to 64 examples of the type to replace its ageing Beechcraft T-44C Pegasus fleet
RAF grounds entire Hawk T2 fleet after engine fault
The RAF has grounded its BAE Systems Hawk T2 fast-jet training aircraft as a precaution after one aircraft suffered an engine failure on the runway at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales
Taiwan's final F-16A Block 20 begins Viper conversion
The ROCAF’s last Lockheed Martin F-16A Block 20 Fighting Falcon recently arrived at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation’s Shalu facility at Taichung International Airport in central Taiwan for its mid-life upgrade and conversion to the latest, most advanced variant of the Fighting Falcon family: the F-16V
New Zealand bids farewell to P-3K2 Orion fleet
On January 24, three Lockheed P-3K2 Orions departed Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland in Whenaupai for a formation flight over the country's North Island to bid farewell to the type after more than 55 years of service
Exercise Volfa 2022: Inside one of France’s largest ever combat air drills
Nine air powers gathered for the French Air and Space Force-hosted Exercise Volfa 2022. AirForces Monthly reports on the high intensity operations that were carried out during the latest edition of the event
Why a new airport is being built near the Arctic Circle
Avinor Group is to build a new airport south of the Arctic Circle in Norway. Project director Bjarte Nesse told Tara Craig why it is necessary and what’s involved
UK planespotting highlights for January 2023
We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.
The Ultimate NOTAM Quiz! (Part One)
With space often tight and time at a premium, a series of abbreviations are used within NOTAMs to disseminate information efficiently. This week on the Key.Aero commercial aviation quiz, we’re putting your knowledge of some of these official ‘contractions’ to the test. Good luck!
South African Vampire to be restored
Personnel from the South African Air Force removed de Havilland Vampire FB.52 235 from its pole at AFB Langebaanweg recently
Saluting the French ‘Lorraine’ Squadron
A modern-day French Air Force squadron can trace a noble lineage back to a hard-fighting World War Two Free French unit that first drew blood over Africa. Andrew Thomas outlines the history of Escadron de Chasse 3/30 ‘Lorraine’
Weather – the deadliest adversary?
One of the biggest dangers a pilot can face in the sky is adverse weather. Luke Bimm explains why understanding the weather is so important to those who fly
A beginner’s guide to the FMS
In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of programming the Flight Management Computer on one of the more popular flight simulation airliners, the PMDG 737. A video is available at the end of the article highlighting each step.
iniScene releases EGLL Heathrow V3
The latest rendition of London Heathrow from iniScene introduces several updates to bring the package in line with the actual airport in its current state as well as adding new features and new technology.
E-Jets 175 released in Early Access
FlightSim Studio has released the E-Jets 175 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.