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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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A ‘Thank You Liberators 1945’ Medal of Remembrance

A ‘Thank You Liberators 1945’ Medal of Remembrance has been awarded to Frederick Jennings at the Ulster Aviation Society’s base on the former RAF Long Kesh airfield near Lisburn...

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American Zero project approaches completion

“News and narrative on the latest heritage aircraft rejuvenation”

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Aspiring aeronautical engineer tackles Buccaneer project

The cockpit section of former Royal Navy (RN) Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XN979 has recently been taken on by the mother and son team of Carolyn and Marcus Cordran for restoration at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM) in Doncaster...

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REVEALED: BA 747 saved from the scrapheap

As British Airways completes the retirement process for its Boeing 747 fleet, the flag carrier has today unveiled the future job of one of its jumbos

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Halting America’s terminal decline

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Snapshot: A Taipei Treat

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