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USAF E-11A BACN crashes in Afghanistan
A US Air Force (USAF) operated E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) - registration 11-9358 (c/n 9358) has crashed in Afghanistan.
Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlin completes first flight
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Dynetics have announced the successful first test flight of the X-61A Gremlin.
UK orders additional H145 training helicopters
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered an additional four new Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter HT1 training helicopters.
F-35s depart RAF Marham for Exercise RED FLAG
Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightnings from the RAF’s famed No 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters' have departed the UK to take part in Exercise Red Flag 20-1 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada.
Boeing/Sikorsky compete for German CH-53G replacement
US-based manufacturers Boeing Defense and Sikorsky have placed bids to provide the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) with its next-generation heavy-lift helicopter.
Southwest reveals 737 MAX return plans
Following the decision by the FAA to un-ground the jet, the American low-cost carrier set out its approach to getting the type back in the sky
The only airline in North Korea
Dubbed the “worst airline” in the world, Air Koryo’s reputation as the North Korean flag carrier is formidable just by its association with the country. Key.Aero recounts the history of this very unique operator
Why Wizz Air A321 aborted take-off at V1
An AAIB report finds that pitot probes had become blocked by something the size of a grain of rice…
The operational history of Vulcan XH558
She turned out to be the gentle giant at the heart of the Cold War despite much more serious intentions. This is the story of XH558, one of Britain’s most loved and missed aircraft
The Vulcan and the V-Force
Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s Chief Engineer, Taff Stone, talks about XH558 and its role in Britain’s Cold War-era nuclear deterrent
OBITUARY: PRINCE PHILIP
Key.Aero pays tribute to the life, influence and military career of the Duke of Edinburgh
Throttletek A-320 FLIGHTBOX
Richard Benedikz takes a look at a high-end throttle quadrant...
Xtreme Prototypes GATES GLJ MODEL 25
Xtreme Prototypes has reworked one of its earlier products: the Learjet Model 25. Fasten your seatbelts as we take one of the original pocket rockets for a ride…
The Flying Tigers Group
The old and the bold