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Here’s how many jets Airbus delivered in 2020

Ahead of the release of its financial results next month, the aircraft manufacturer revealed its delivery and order performance for last year

Sriwijaya Air 737 crash: What do we know so far?

The aviation industry was shaken over the weekend following the loss of an Indonesian airliner. Key.Aero reviews what is known about the flight, aircraft and airline involved

HX-21 bids fond farewell to historic Sea King

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) revealed on January 6 that it has retired a historic Sikorsky NVH-3A Sea King, which spent 32 years supporting the development of the US’ presidential helicopter fleet

Lancaster Vs. Flying Fortress

Rounding off our Lancaster week, we take a look at the stats of Britain's iconic WWII bomber in comparison to America's...

Saudi Arabia’s GBU-39 SDB I purchase approved by US

The US has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 3,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I) munitions to Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on December 29

Farewell M&S: New BA catering partner revealed

After parting ways with the British retailer in October, the airline has announced its latest collaborator

VIDEO: The RAF Museum's Lancaster

Key.Aero speaks to Ian Thirsk of the Royal Airforce Museum about their iconic Lancaster Bomber...

Sriwijaya Air 737 missing after take-off in Indonesia

An Indonesian Boeing 737 with 62 people onboard has gone missing after take-off from Jakarta.

Qatar’s first two NH90s take flight

Leonardo revealed on December 23 that the first two NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift utility helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force had completed their maiden flights in France and Italy, respectively

QUIZ: How well do you know your airlines? - Part 3

This week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these small cropped livery segments? Let us know what score you get!

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How technology led to the demise of the flight engineer

The navigator was the first to receive the chop and then there were three. Key.Aero recounts how the improvements in automation and system redundancy brought about the departure of another crew member from cockpits all over the world

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Lightnings Strike Twice!

One new Royal Navy aircraft carrier, two air forces, 15 F-35B Lightnings and 29 pilots took part in a fascinating North Sea deployment in October 2020

GA-ASI to use Avenger drone as Skyborg testbed

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced on January 6 that it will modify two company-owned Avenger remotely piloted aircraft to serve as testbeds for the USAF’s Skyborg Vanguard programme

“The Lancaster story that changed my life”

As part of our series, MyPast – where you get to tell us your historic aviation stories – George Corney tells us about the day that sums up the bravery of the men who went up in the Lancaster during World War II

Iceland Flight Adventure

This time, our Flight Adventure takes us to a country not on the usual top ten list of new destinations for flight sim pilots. However, recent commercial and freeware offerings have given a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity of Iceland.

Boeing landed with $2.5bn fine following 737 MAX fraud charges

The criminal proceedings focus on the “fraudulent and deceptive conduct” of two former employees

Tweed New Haven for Microsoft Flight Simulator Incoming

Orbx has announced KHVN Tweed-New Haven will soon be available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 3

In Episode 3, the team discuss their favourite museums, flying lessons, and some heroic restorations.

France confirms E-2D Advanced Hawkeye order

Northrop Grumman revealed on January 6 that France has confirmed its order for three E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes, becoming the second international customer of the airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft

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In pictures: 60 global airlines’ fleet retirements in 2020

With the first week of 2021 drawing to a close, Key.Aero has collated nearly 100 images to illustrate just how dramatically carriers’ rosters changed in 2020

WestJet reveals 737 MAX return plan

Following the resumption of commercial operations in both Brazil and the US, the airline outlines its intentions for getting the embattled jet back in the sky

Banff National Park Released

The latest destination to be released on x-plane.org is Banff National Park in Canada.

Australia declares IOC for F-35A fleet

The Royal Australian Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet can now be deployed on operations after it achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) on December 28

X-Plane Touches Down in Samos

Skyline Simulations has announced Samos International Airport (LGSM) for X-Plane is released.

In Development - 146 Professional for X-Plane

Just Flight has released new preview images of the 146 Professional currently in development for X-Plane 11.

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