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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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RAF retires BAe 146 to IWM Duxford

The RAF has begun retiring its four British Aerospace BAe 146s, leaving the BAE Systems Hawk as the force's sole remaining British-designed and built type

UAE jets strike Houthi ballistic missile launcher

The UAE moved to strike a purported ballistic missile launcher operated by Houthi militia in Yemen’s Al Jawf on January 24, hours after the UAE’s Ministry of Defence announced the interception of two missiles targeting the Gulf country

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 78

Welcome to the 78th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

NATO commits more fighters to eastern Europe

NATO has announced that its members will send additional combat air platforms to ongoing deployments in eastern Europe in response to continued fears that Russia could be on the verge of invading Ukraine

Two AT-6E Wolverines arrive at Moody AFB

A pair of USAF Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverines have arrived at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Their arrival was announced by the 23rd Wing Public Affairs department on January 19

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Historic

Wellesbourne museum suffers break-in

Volunteers at the Wellesbourne Wartime Museum near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, are warning collectors and enthusiasts to be wary if buying any Vampire or Percival Provost parts

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10 facts about the North American B-45 Tornado

The North American B-45 Tornado first flew on March 17th 1947. To mark the occasion, Key Aero brings you 10 interesting facts about the aircraft

IWM Duxford announces new opening hours

The popular historic aviation museum has announced its new opening times

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Commercial

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Lufthansa Cargo outlines A321P2F launch date

In response to the “continuing growth” of eCommerce demand, Lufthansa Cargo plans to kick-off operations with the Airbus A321P2F (passenger-to-freighter) from March 15 in a bid to offer its customers “even more capacity” and “additional fast connections”.

Thought BA’s Alex Cruz had disappeared? Think again…

Since Alex Cruz stepped down as chief executive of British Airways, the Spaniard has been linked with various high-profile management positions across the global aviation sector. Now, after months of the industry rumour mill running red-hot, it appears he has finally agreed terms on at least one new aviation role. 

QUIZ: Think you know your ICAO codes?

You've proven your planespotting prowess with IATA codes, now it's time to turn things up a gear. Do you have what it takes to take on our ICAO code

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 134

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Honeycomb Airbus Throttle Pack Update

The Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Pack for the Airbus A319 - A380 is now available on Aerosoft’s online shop.

New Hawaiian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Terrapearl Studios has released Molokai Airport Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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