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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Historic

Dramatic Spitfire and Hurricane flypast stars at Duxford show

A 20-aircraft warbird formation set the seal on IWM Duxford’s annual Battle of Britain event

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Skyhawk removed from pole for preservation

Classic jet being refurbished behind the scenes – Lutterworth Whittle memorial also receiving attention

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Hurel-Dubois aircraft and their pioneering long wings

Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer

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What it takes to restore a de Havilland Dragon Rapide

There’s been the odd setback along the way, but the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s Dragon Rapide is approaching the day when it will become a prized exhibit.

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When the Queen first reviewed her air force

In 1953, the new monarch inspected the RAF at its early post-war height

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Military

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Russia has lost more than 10% of its Su-34 Fullback fleet in Ukraine ops

After conducting independent research, Key.Aero can confirm that the Russian Aerospace Forces has now lost more than 10% of its Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber fleet in combat operations over Ukraine

RAF delivers aid to Pakistan following devastating floods

A Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transport has delivered a military aid package to Pakistan, after the country was hit by devastating floods in September

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How is Ukraine's fearsome Su-25 Frogfoot fleet helping to turn the tide of the war?

Despite heavy losses of men and machines, the ageing Ukrainian Su-25s have heroically taken the fight to the Russians and helped turn the tide in the war, as AirForces Monthly explains

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Commercial

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Airbus hands over 500th A350 example

The European manufacturer had recently reached the milestone following a delivery to Iberia. Find out more now…

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Flying onboard a Boeing 747SP: Stargazing with SOFIA

NASA’s iconic Boeing 747SP made significant contributions to our study of the cosmos, but budgetary constraints have brought its mission to a premature end. In part two of this feature, Bernd Sturm recounts his recent experience stargazing with SOFIA.

Royal Jordanian outlines fleet modernisation plans

The introduction of new, next-gen narrowbodies, and separate ongoing talks to bolster its widebody fleet, have been revealed by the flag carrier. Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Flight Simulation

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Fenix Simulations’ A320 review

When industry newcomer Fenix Simulations announced a sub £50 A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the anticipation was high. The burning question is though, can a brand-new team really pull off a fully realised A320 for such a low price? Let's find out.

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A2A Simulations Interview

In part two of our interview with A2A Simulations' CEO, Scott Gentile, we focus on the hobby side of their business. Scott kindly agreed to talk to us about their upcoming Piper Comanche 250 and we also get his thoughts on the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Rotate Simulations’ MD-11

In this review, we take Rotate Simulation's MD-11 for X-Plane for a spin and see how it measures up.

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