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Glory Days in New York: JFK in the 1960s

The terraces at New York’s Idlewild Airport, renamed John F Kennedy International in December 1963...

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The Royal Navy’s Last Biplane Fighter

Adapted for service from aircraft carriers...

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Eyes of the Fleet: US Navy E-2 Hawkeye

The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye series has served the US Navy...

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Valiant: The First V-Bomber

Overshadowed by the Vulcan and Victor, the Valiant was the only one of the V-bombers...

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Typhoon Warning: Sharpening Eurofighter’s Talons

Jon Lake details how Eurofighter is developing the Typhoon...

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Aviation News October 2020

Welcome to Aviation News October 2020

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Mercure: Dassault’s Wing Messenger

The Dassault Mercure has the sad distinction of probably being the world’s least successful airliner...

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Varig Rise and Fall

Founded in the 1920s, Varig became Brazil’s biggest and best-known airline...

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The world’s fastest subsonic airliner you’ve never heard of

At the request of American Airlines, a US manufacturer set out to create the world’s fastest non-supersonic airliner. As Key.Aero reveals, achieving that kind of speed was much harder than it seemed

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War veteran reminisces on the brilliance of de Havilland’s Mosquito

Key.Aero speaks to Flt Lt George Dunn who flew Halifax, Mosquitoes and Spitfires with the RAF during World War Two

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Aircraft Report: OC-135B Open Skies

The USAF operates currently operates a pair of Boeing OC-135B Open Skies aircraft in an observation role. These aircraft are dedicated to performing missions under the Open Skies Treaty - an agreement that the US is set to leave this November

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How many commercial aircraft are in storage?

In part three of our special Global Airline Report, we examine the statistics of storage and break down its various processes to find out which types are the idlest

Darrington Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced 1S2 Darrington Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

BAE Systems to provide supersonic AS2 flight controls

British aerospace firm selected to supply the Aerion Supersonic with a flight control system for its AS2 business jet

Key aircraft from the Battle of Britain

As we mark the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary, watch exclusive footage of four aircraft that all served in the conflict.

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How many airlines did we gain and lose in 2019?

In part two of our special Global Airline Report, Key.Aero analyses data to find out how many airlines started up and how many failed in 2019.

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Looking Ahead: KAI KF-X

Key.Aero details South Korea's indigenously-developed KF-X – a multi-role stealth fighter that will enter operational service with the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) by the end of the decade.

Why is a TUI Airways 737 MAX flying across Europe?

The world’s largest charter airline is currently flying one of its Boeing 737 MAXs for the first time in 553 days. Here’s why…

New Dreamliner for X-Plane Incoming

FlightFactor has revealed it is working on the 787 Dreamliner for X-Plane.

Trondheim for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Trondheim-Værnes is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

B-1B Lancers return to Guam

Four Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, on September 10 as part of the USAF’s Bomber Task Force operations.

Cathay Pacific to Park 40% of Fleet Overseas

Hong Kong flag carrier says it will continue to place its fleet into long-term storage as it reports sustained drops in passenger numbers due to COVID-19

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 8

Welcome to the eighth Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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Finding the fallen

The loss of a Handley Page Halifax in June 1944, personal links and the work of artist Loz Atkinson have been combined to create an incredibly thought-provoking exhibition entitled ‘Finding The Fallen’

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How many commercial aircraft are there in the world?

In part one of our special Global Airline Report, Key.Aero breaks down the global fleet data to find out which types are the most popular – and who’s using them

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