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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Air Warrior Podcast Episode 7

The US State Department approves a possible multi-billion-dollar sale of F-16 fighters to the Philippines, the UK eyes its future H-47 (ER) Chinooks helicopters. Meanwhile, we chat to Swedish aerospace and defence OEM Saab for the latest JAS-39 Gripen fighter developments and prospective export opportunities

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Behind-the-scenes at Exercise Sentry Savannah 21-1

As one of the first major US exercises to take place since COVID-19, this year’s Sentry Savannah was a landmark moment. We spoke to some of those involved

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First six Spanish PC-21s in flight testing

Pilatus is continuing to make progress with the Spanish Air Force's PC-21 acquisition programme, which will ultimately replace the service’s 61-strong fleet of aged CASA C-101EB Aviojet jet trainers

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Breaking a 20-month hiatus, Boeing handed over its maiden MAX since the type’s grounding

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