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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 31

Welcome to the 31st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Three of history’s most bizarre experimental aircraft

Weird and wonderful concepts that even Charles Lindbergh would go on to praise… but just how far could conventional aircraft designs be pushed?

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Orbx’s Newcastle International Airport

In this review, we visit one of the busiest destinations in the north of England, the weird and wonderful Newcastle International Airport.

Everything we know so far about the United 777 engine incident

Following what is believed to have been an uncontained engine failure of the world’s first Triple Seven to enter service, Key.Aero compiles the facts of the flight including what the initial inspection from the NTSB found

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Drzewiecki Design's Seattle Landmarks

In this new release from Drzewiecki Design, we visit the city that hosts some of the largest tech giants in the world, is the birthplace of Bill Gates and home to the huge Boeing factories.

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Just Flight's 146 Professional

We have seen several classic British airliners from Just Flight during the last few years and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling back in time and getting behind the wheel of an old jetliner. This time, the company has released what is arguably the most popular British airliner ever built: the BAe 146.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: US Update

In the second World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Asobo team has added a vast amount of data to the USA including improved digital elevation, new textures along with upgraded airports and points of interest.

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BREXIT: The airport impact

Keith Nuthall digests the 1,200-page Brexit deal to determine...

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From Montréal to the middle of nowhere

There are no roads to Salluit, so aviation is integral to everyday life. Sebastian Schmitz crosses the 55th parallel to visit the northern Québécois outpost

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Broader horizons: Munich Airport CEO interview

Munich Airport has had as rocky a year as any other major hub, but this German powerhouse is focusing on the future. CEO Jost Lammers tells Tara Craig how

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How COVID-19 has changed the airport experience

This time last year, no one could have guessed that COVID-19 would still have global aviation quite so firmly in its grip. Tara Craig looks at the latest measures airports are taking to protect both travellers and the bottom line

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Lanzarote Airport: The jewel of the Canaries

The Canary Island of Lanzarote has been a hotspot for European holidaymakers for decades. While COVID-19 has thrown a temporary spanner in the works, its popularity – especially with aviation enthusiasts – is set to soar once again post-pandemic, as Tom Batchelor finds out

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UK Visitors - Airports of the World Mar/Apr 21

We present a selection of images of aircraft visiting airports around the UK recently. Predominantly, they’re commercial, but almost all are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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St Petersburg Snapshot - Airports of the World Mar/Apr 21

For the avid aviation enthusiast, certain airports across the globe are gold mines when it comes to capturing rare airlines and aircraft types. St Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city and home to the Pulkovo gateway, is a prime example as Clive Grant found out in September 2019

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Airport profile: Teesside International

Recent turbulence in the aviation sector hasn’t slowed the progress of an impressive turnaround at Teesside International Airport as Chris Smith discovers

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Retro snapshot: A vantage of Venezuela

Regular contributor, Ron Mak, delves into his personal archive to share some of his most fascinating shots from across several Venezuelan gateways between 1979 and 1983

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Heathrow at 75

It may not have been London’s first airport, but over 75 fascinating years, Heathrow has become synonymous with air travel to and from the UK. To mark the milestone, Tara Craig examines the hub’s wider impact both at home and abroad 

De Havilland Canada to pause Dash 8 production

The turboprop manufacturer says the “prevailing industry circumstances” have hindered its ability to land new orders

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Befriending a Mustang pilot and ace

In this week's MyPast, Kevin Korterud tells his story of a friendship with Bob
“Punchy” Powell, a World War 2 pilot and ace...

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

Welcome to this week's commercial aviation quiz! This time we're asking you to identify a wide range of carriers with no discernable link to each other. Let us know what score you get!

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Interview - Digital Aviation’s CRJ 550/700

The CRJ 550/700, currently being developed by Digital Aviation and published by Aerosoft, is the first complex third-party aircraft expansion to be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We sat down with Hans Hartmann to find out more about the project.

New Ground Services in North America

LatinVFR has released AREX: Airport Regional Environment X North America for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

No 77 Squadron RAAF: Legacy Hornet Walkaround and Pilot Interview

Key.Aero speaks with Flt Lt Em, a junior legacy Hornet pilot with No 77 Squadron RAAF, who gives us an exclusive tour of an F/A-18A and discusses what its like to fly the matured fighter and how it continues to impress the aviators who fly it

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Carenado's PA44 Seminole

With three quick offerings in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace, Carenado is seizing the opportunity to plant its flag on the shores of the fledgeling MFS ecosystem. With the PA44 Seminole, Carenado introduces the wildly popular multi-engine trainer that has been in production for over 40 years.

Loganair chief executive on APD and future of PSO routes

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, Jonathan Hinkles – the chief executive of Loganair – weighs in on the UK government's approach to domestic air travel taxation and the future of public service obligation routes

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