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AIR International April 2022

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Russian drone company in new UK sanctions list

Russian drone company Kronstadt has been included in the list of new UK sanctions targeting key industries and persons it says are supporting the regime and its war effort in Ukraine

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: CASA CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft

Comdt Donal Curran, OC 101 Squadron, talks to Key.Aero about the objectives of the unit, its use of the CN-235 and the future of procuring two more modern MPA platforms.

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BAE Systems donates aircraft to Shuttleworth Trust

BAE Systems has donated the last aircraft from its unique heritage collection to the Shuttleworth Trust

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: 102 Squadron’s Learjet 45

Operating a sole Learjet 45 for VIP transport and other mission sets, Comdt Peter Smyth, OC 102 Squadron speaks to Key.Aero about the aircraft’s role and future.

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One month on: Ukraine war’s civil aviation fallout

Precisely one month ago, a senseless and utterly barbaric war was started by Vladimir Putin. While paling into insignificance when compared to the humanitarian horror unfolding across Eastern Europe, the actions of the Kremlin have also had a monumental impact on global commercial aviation

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10 facts about the Avro Anson

On the anniversary of its first flight on March 24th 1935, Key.Aero brings you 10 facts about the Avro Anson

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The story of Sweden's Hawker S 9 Ospreys

Based on the Hawker Hart, Sweden’s distinctive Hawker S 9 Ospreys were catapult-launched from a seaplane cruiser. Jan Forsgren details the type’s history

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Russia “frustrated” at lack of war progress

Frustrated at the way its invasion of Ukraine has gone in the month since it began, Russia looks to have changed tactics to concentrate on its extensive stand-off missile capabilities

USAF F-22A suffers landing mishap at Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor assigned to the USAF’s 325th Fighter Wing (FW) has been damaged after the fifth-generation air superiority stealth fighter suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin AFB, Florida, on March 22

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

First UK manufactured V-tail for RAF Protector fitted

A GA-ASI MQ-9B Protector destined for the RAF has been fitted with the first V-tail manufactured on the Isle of Wight by GKN Aerospace

Air New Zealand launches New York service

Air New Zealand is to make its first-ever flight to the Big Apple on September 17 as travel restrictions ease and ultra long-haul links with the USA make a post-pandemic return.

 

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'Small but fierce': Ireland's Air Corps during World War Two

Invasion of the Republic of Ireland was a real possibility during World War Two. Peter London describes Ireland’s Air Corps during ‘The Emergency’

Aero Legends to offer experience flights in Strikemaster

North Weald-based Aero Legends is to offer flights in a BAC Strikemaster for those with a valid pilot’s license.

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's general knowledge historic aviation quiz will have you really scratching your head!

Air Canada opts for extra A321XLRs

Air Canada has firmed up an order for six Airbus A321XLR aircraft, taking its tally to 26 examples having already agreed to acquire 20 of the Extra Long Range jets through lessors.

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: The helicopters of No 3 Ops Wing

From airlifting premature babies to fighting fires and conducting anti-terrorism operations, the IAC’s No 3 Ops Wing has a diverse range of responsibilities. Josef Campion reports

AERALIS reveals innovative modular jet at DIMDEX 2022 with Emir of Qatar present

British military jet developer, AERALIS revealed two full-scale replica jets during a ceremony at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2022 at Qatar's National Convention Centre on March 21

PA-38 Tomahawk In Development

Just Flight has announced it is working on a PA-38 Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Emirates earmarks June for Tel Aviv launch

Gulf giant Emirates has pencilled in June 23 as the date it plans to start daily rotations to Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion.

AH-64D Early Access Out Now

The Eagle Dynamics team has released the Early Access version of the AH-64D for DCS World.

REVEALED: Is Flybe returning to your local airport?

Ahead of its maiden flight in April, Key Aero reveals the airports and launch dates for Flybe’s new network

Singapore Airlines to operate Boeing 777Fs for DHL

A ‘Crew And Maintenance’ agreement has been signed between Singapore Airlines and DHL Express, with five Boeing 777Fs to be operated by the flag carrier on behalf of the international express services provider. According to DHL Express, the move will help it “meet customer demand in fast-growing international express shipping markets”.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 85

Welcome to the 85th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

 

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