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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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ANALYSIS: A look at the Afghan Air Force's aircraft inventory

While the future of Afghanistan may emerge from negotiations shaped by regional powers, its air force may be called upon to defend the nation, as we report

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USAF receives 46th KC-46A

The USAF’s 77th Air Refueling Squadron ‘Totin Tigers’ – a component of the 916th Air Refueling Wing – has received its seventh Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, marking the 46th example of the tanker to be delivered to the air arm

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US State Department approval has been given for a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippine government of Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$2.43bn

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In a big break for Boeing, the low-cost carrier added to its large existing order of MAXs

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Continuing its rapid expansion in the British market, the Hungarian budget airline unveils its next airport base

SAS retires its final Airbus A340

The flag carrier becomes the latest operator to complete the accelerated retirement of its A340 fleet due to the impact of COVID-19

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Carenado has released the 690B TURBO COMMANDER for FSX and Prepar3D.

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