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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

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Airliner World May 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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How the Vietnam War transformed combat air rescue

Huge advances in helicopter technology saved countless lives

Singapore receives first H225M

Airbus Helicopters confirmed on March 29 that it has handed over its first H225M medium-lift tactical transport helicopter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force

Has JetBlue finally been awarded Heathrow slots?

After previously missing out on take-off and landing positions at the UK’s largest airport, has the carrier finally been given the prized slots?

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 36

Welcome to the 36th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Southwest Airlines places huge order for 737 MAXs

In a big boost for Boeing, the airline has committed to modernising its fleet using the narrowbody

Brisbane Airport V2 Out Now

Orbx has released YBBN Brisbane International Airport V2 for Prepar3D v4 and v5.

Tech and training needed for FVL pilots to navigate congested airspace

Future rotorcraft pilots will need technology and training to operate in airspace filled with drones, the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Next conference heard in March

WestJet to restore suspended regional routes

The Canadian carrier halted the short-haul connections in October last year

First modernised L-39C returned to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Air Defence Force capabilities have been enhanced following the recent return of at least one Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros training/light combat aircraft, after completing a modernisation process

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines - Europe edition

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz pays homage to the airlines that sadly didn't stand the test of time - paying particular attention to those based in Europe. How well do you know these defunct carriers? Let us know what score you get!

How Wizz Air UK is navigating the COVID crisis

With the resumption of international air travel slated for May 17, Key.Aero speaks to Owain Jones, the managing director of Wizz Air UK, to find out how the carrier has weathered the COVID storm and what its plans are for the restart

US Army orders 24 more HH/UH-60Ms

Sikorsky has been awarded a US$30.96m contract by the US Army to deliver 24 additional HH/UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to the service

FlyPast Podcast Episode 14

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, the team discuss historic aviation mysteries such as Flight 19, and the unsolved hijacking by the infamous DB Cooper...

UPDATE: Hawk T1 fleet grounded following Cornwall crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the RAF has temporarily grounded its BAe Hawk T1 jet trainer fleet, after a Royal Navy example crashed during a routine flight from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall on March 25

How four airline pilots are helping others stay current during COVID

Keeping proficient and maintaining flying skills during the coronavirus crisis has proven to be a difficult task for many commercial pilots. Key.Aero speaks to two airline aviators who’ve taken on the challenge of assisting others with the help of a flight simulator

The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator, part 2!

With one of only two Nimrod simulators ever built in their possession, the hunt was now on for Sarah Thorpe and Geremy Britton to find parts. It took years…

Belgium resumes F-16 operations after engine woes

The Belgian Air Component has gradually resumed the operation of its F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon fleet, after it was grounded earlier this month due to the discovery of a defect with the multi-role fighter’s powerplant

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Your definitive guide to the UK's radical new defence review

Following a decade of defence cuts, the Integrated Review promised to set out the UK government’s vision of a “Global Britain”, while outlining future defence spending and the posture of the nation’s armed forces through 2030. But what radical changes will this involve? Key.Aero investigates…

Aer Lingus to launch transatlantic services from Manchester

The operator hopes to create more than 100 jobs at the airport and will begin services this July

Indonesian Army receives third Bell 412EPi

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has recently completed the delivery of the first three new Bell 412EPis to the Indonesian Army’s aviation command as part of an order for nine examples of the utility helicopter

First F-16 arrives at Greenville for depot sustainment program

Lockheed Martin has received its first F-16 from the US Air Force as part of a US$900m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract the company received in December 2020 to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for the type

Historic aviation quiz

Here's this week's historic aviation quiz - it's a toughie!

Vietnam orders 12 L-39NGs

The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam has signed a contract with Czech Republic-based Omnipol for the supply of 12 Aero Vodochody L-39NG jet trainers, which will be employed by the Vietnam People’s Air Force

USAF discloses recent RQ-170 deployment

Rather surprisingly, the USAF's Air Combat Command has officially disclosed its deployment of Lockheed Martin's stealthy RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned air vehicle during the last six months

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