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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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MDHI teams up with Elbit Systems to enhance MD 530G Block II

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) has announced a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems to enhance the weapons and mission management systems for its MD 530G Block II light attack/scout helicopter

USAF seeks industry input for E-4B replacement

The USAF is looking to industry for support in its programme to replace the Boeing E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) platform, also known as the ‘Nightwatch’ or the ‘Doomsday plane'.

Australia selects MQ-9B for Project Air 7003

The Australian government has announced selection of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian to provide the next-generation unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) under Project Air 7003.

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‘FULCRUM’: THE STORY OF A RUSSIAN CLASSIC - PART TWO

In the second half of a two-part feature, Combat Aircraft looks at the most ambitious ‘Fulcrum’ derivative — the MiG-29M.

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THE F-4 THAT REFUSED TO DIE

A memorable mission with QF-4 Phantom
IIs and F-14 Tomcats in the heyday of
missile testing operations at Point Mugu.

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21 facts about the Lancaster bomber!

Think you know all there is to know about the Lancaster bomber? Think again! We've got the complete list...

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AIRLINER HISTORY: BAC X-Eleven

It started out as Britain’s last go-it-alone attempt to produce a medium sized airliner. It ended up being the final home-grown commercial...

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Aeroplane February 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane February 2021

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A second lease of life

Ian Harbison sits down with key players from across the sector...

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Qantas: Outback to the Future

A pair of World War One veterans vied to be the first Australians to fly from England to
their home nation...

BA reveals special send-off for final Heathrow 747s

The flag carrier has scheduled an exciting farewell for its final two London/Heathrow-based Boeing 747s as they leave the hub for the last time tomorrow

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Just Flight’s BAC ONE-ELEVEN

A pleasant blast from the past

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The Flying Tigers Group

The old and the bold

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Throttletek A-320 FLIGHTBOX

Richard Benedikz takes a look at a high-end throttle quadrant...

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