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Jolly Green II completes extreme climate trials
A Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II – the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter – has completed a month-long trial, pushing the platform through extreme weather conditions.
US funds F-35 hydraulic power generation system repair capability
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract modification – worth US$14.9m – to fund repair capabilities for the hydraulic power generation systems of low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 11 F-35s.
US Navy orders three more MQ-25s
The US Navy has exercised a contract option to procure an additional three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air-to-air refuelling aircraft.
Lockheed Martin awarded U-2 Avionics Tech Refresh contract
Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works will continue to evolve the USAF’s U-2S Dragon Lady fleet, after it was contracted to provide avionics and system upgrades for the service’s high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.
CH-53K successfully completes aerial refuelling test
Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion has successfully completed air-to-air refuelling tests, demonstrating the platform’s long-range capabilities for the US Marine Corps (USMC).
The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318
On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today
Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.
VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’
In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft
Stampe Formation Team talk favourite manoeuvres
We speak to one part of the incredible line-up at Midlands Air Festival over the weekend, the Stampe Formation Team.
Watch behind the scenes at the Midlands Air Festival
We talk to Trevor Graham, the organiser of Midlands Air Festival, as he reveals the key to putting on a great show around the Covid roadmap
Behind the Scenes of a Vickers Vanguard Demo Tour
In the April 8, 1960 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics the magazine reported on a demonstration tour to the West Indies by a Vickers Vanguard.
Navigraph Adds Support for the QW 787
Following the release of the latest AIRAC 1711 cycle, Navigraph has announced it now supports the QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection
TFFJ – St Barts for X-Plane
Saint Barthélemy Airport (TFFJ) in the Caribbean is famous for its steep descent over a hilltop and short landing strip. Consequently, the largest aircraft allowed to operate to the airport is the Canadian-built de Havilland Dash 7 Twin Otter.
PMDG Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster for FSX
PMDG recently announced the release of its DC-6 for FSX...