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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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WAR GAMES IN THE NEGEV

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France’s MARITIME REVOLUTION

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‘GOLDEN JAGUARS’ OVER PANAMA

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US NAVY MULLS FUTURE FIGHTER CONCEPTS

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LOSSES

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F-4 Phantom to A-10 'Warthog'

Col Steven K Ladd (ret’d) flew F-4 Phantoms in combat over Vietnam and sat on nuclear alert in Europe. When his then unit transitioned to the A-10 Warthog, he reluctantly switched to the subsonic ‘tank buster’, but became one of its most enthusiastic proponents

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Mossies Over the Jungle

From 1943, the de Havilland Mosquitos of 684 Squadron ranged far and wide over Southeast Asia, supplying the RAF with most of its strategic reconnaissance, as Tom Spencer describes

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Aviation News February 2021

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You can buy a real airport terminal!

An airport in Poland is selling a disassembled airport terminal building and you can buy it!

Snapped aileron cable caused Flybe diversion

Flight carrying 59 passengers between Newquay and Heathrow made a precautionary landing at Exeter last November because of control issues relating to the ailerons

The world’s first regional jet

France’s first foray into manufacturing jetliners, the Sud Aviation Caravelle also happened to be pioneering in a completely different way, as Key.Aero reveals

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Flight Sim Q&A

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Mungo - A Tribute

As we were going to press, we received the news, with shock and...

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Spitfire Supreme!

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX In aviation terms,...

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