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USAF deploy B-52s to Diego Garcia amid Iran tensions

USAF sends six Boeing B-52H Stratofortress heavy bombers to the island of Diego Garcia – a militarised atoll in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Marshalls contracted to support Kuwaiti Hercules

The US government has signed a multi-year contract with UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to support the Kuwait Air Force’s (KAF’s) fleet of KC-130J extended-range tanker-transport aircraft.

US personnel killed, aircraft destroyed in Camp Simba attack

Somali-based terrorist organisation and Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab, attacked Manda Bay airfield (also known as Camp Simba) – a joint Kenyan Defence Force/US Africa Command military outpost in Manda Bay, Kenya, on January 5.

Russia starts joint state tests of Mi-26T2V

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – and representatives from the Russian defence ministry have begun joint state tests with the Mil Mi-26T2V heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter.

ANALYSIS: Iran/US escalation and mobilisation

Tensions are at a critical level in the Middle East following a US drone strike – authorised by US President Donald Trump – that killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sparking a major escalation of the long-running stand-off between the two countries.

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The exciting story of a Caribou pilot

“The Caribou isn’t a stable aeroplane, flying it was like balancing on top of a pin and you couldn’t take your hands off the stick..."

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Pearl Harbor Warhawk arrives at new home

The last fully restored and airworthy fighter that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has arrived at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts, and is now on display...

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Airliners flown into retirement

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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Which airlines fly the most aircraft types?

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces airlines to streamline their fleets, Key.Aero examines which carriers’ rosters boast the largest number of types

REVEALED: BA 747 saved from the scrapheap

As British Airways completes the retirement process for its Boeing 747 fleet, the flag carrier has today unveiled the future job of one of its jumbos

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Airports of the World Issue 92 - November-December 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 92 - November-December 2020

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Flight Simulation

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen – ‘Early Access’ release!

The juggernaut that is DCS continues to roll with yet another...

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A2A Sims’ Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation

Thanks to its powerful Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone engines,...

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AEROSOFT GENOA X

A visit to ‘The Proud One’ There’s a massive marina...

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