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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

BAE Systems set to launch EPAWSS production

BAE Systems has received a US$58m contract from Boeing to launch low-rate initial production of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the USAF

Wizz Air UK reveals four-aircraft flypast plans in Wales

To mark its arrival in the country, the low-cost carrier is planning to make a big entrance

Piper Arrow III Ready for Take-Off

Chilean developer Carenado has released the PA28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fokker F28 Preview

Just Flight has released new preview images of the upcoming Fokker F28 Fellowship.

Former Blue Angels F/A-18C prepared for permanent display

The US Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest is preparing a Boeing F/A-18C Hornet – formerly operated by the service’s Blue Angels demonstration team – for permanent display at NAS North Island in California

West Atlantic ATP swerved off runway after bungled crosswind landing

In strong gusty winds, the crew failed to apply the correct flying technique resulting in a runway excursion

Spitfire Touches Down in Microsoft Flight Simulator

FlyingIron Simulations has announced the Spitfire L.F Mk IXc is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Peter O. Knight Airport for MSFS Out Now

Airport developer, Verticalsim has released KTPF – Peter O. Knight for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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A behind-the-scenes look at NATO's Texas-based jet training programme

We explore the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, which is based with the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas, and has been teaching student fighter pilots and their instructors since 1981

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The evolution of Russia's famous Hip heavy-duty helicopter family

We provide an in-depth look at Russia's Mil Mi-8 'Hip' tactical transport helicopter, which is the flying equivalent of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: affordable, functional, robust, widespread and deadly

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Viper's Bite: The Evolution of the F-16

With more than 4,600 aircraft produced, the F-16 is a design masterpiece and a stunning export success. While today's variants may be a world away from the original in terms of capability, the Falcon is still fighting and could win more orders in the future, as Key.Aero explores

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China offers new clues about mysterious H-20 stealth bomber

China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has teased the world with a fleeting glimpse of its new H-20 stealth bomber. The bomber’s debut, in a lavish official recruiting video, both confirms expectations and raises questions

The 85th anniversary of the Spitfire

Click here for our huge celebratory interactive, featuring video chats with Peter Arnold, Tony Hoskins and Mark Discombe, the Commanding Officer of the BBMF – plus lots more exclusive content

FlyPast Podcast Episode 11

This week, Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell and FlyPast's Deputy Editor Jamie Ewan join the podcast to discuss the Spitfire on its 85th anniversary...

Lufthansa Group reveals future fleet strategy

As it reports a near €7 billion loss for 2020, the airline group shares its plan for simplifying and modernising its roster

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History’s most bizarre experimental aircraft, pt2

Whoever thought that the United States Air Force would consider designs that look like something straight out of Inspector Gadget? Read on…

Stapleford Airfield Incoming

Orbx has announced EGSG Stapleford Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator is due for imminent release.

Qantas launches ‘mystery flights’ to combat ‘border blues’

As the country’s vaccine rollout continues at pace, the airline is offering a trio of exclusive travel experiences in the meantime

Sabreliner Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the North American Rockwell Sabreliner for Prepar3D v4 and v5 is now available.

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman takes flight, as Australia commits to more aircraft

In partnership with the RAAF, Boeing Australia successfully completed the first flight of its Airpower Teaming System UAV on February 27, just days before the nation’s government announced it will co-develop three more aircraft

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Secret Comet missions

They might have been viewed as an expensive luxury by the Treasury, but the de Havilland Comets that formed the backbone of RAF signals intelligence collection efforts from 1958-74 were an essential tool...

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THE ‘BUCCANEER’S’ NUCLEAR BITE

One of the type's leading exponents details the Buccaneer's use in the nuclear strike role - a probable 'one-way' mission...

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The teenager behind UA328 pictures tells his story

Last month, photos taken by 17-year-old plane spotter Hayden Smith of a United Airlines Boeing 777 went global. Key.Aero spoke with him about his newfound fame, what he saw and how he captured the perfect pictures.

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FlightLine

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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NIGHTLIFE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Meteor NF pilotBy the late 1950s, even the...

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