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This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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RCAF grounds CT-114 Tutor fleet following Snowbirds accident

The Canadian Armed Forces announced on August 10 that the Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has ordered an operational pause on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor fleet following an aircraft accident

Qatar receives first Eurofighter Typhoon during UK ceremony

The first Eurofighter Typhoon for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was formally handed over during a formal roll-out ceremony at BAE Systems’ facility in Warton, Lancashire, on August 15

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ICBM missileer to B-52 pilot on Gulf War missions – an extraordinary career

The October 2017 issue of Aviation News featured Tom Kaminski’s article on how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s and command the type’s weapons school

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Historic

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How America’s oldest flying fighter took to the skies again

The Nieuport 28C-1 was the first fighter aircraft used in anger by a US military aviation unit. Now, following a magnificent restoration, an original example of this potent machine is flying again

Historic Aviation Quiz - Aviation firsts

Test your knowledge in our historic aviation quiz - Aviation firsts edition

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Hawker Hurricane returns to British skies

Britain’s population of airworthy Hawker Hurricanes has risen in number to 12. On July 18, Hurricane Mk.II P3351 flew from France to a new home in the UK.

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Commercial

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

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The story behind the massive Antonov An-124

Named Ruslan by the Russians and Ukrainians and Condor by NATO, the Antonov An-124 is the world’s heaviest series-made military transport aircraft as well as being used by a number of civilian companies.  In the March 2016 issue of Aviation News, Piotr Butowski profiled this giant heavy hauler

The Great British Holiday Airline Quiz!

As millions of us jet off for our annual break, what better time to celebrate some of the famous airlines which were once holiday favourites? From first flights to forgotten liveries, this week's quiz will certainly make you sweat!

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Flight Simulation

Carenado PC12 for on short final

After several months of development, Carenado has announced the PC12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is complete, and the aircraft will launch on the MSFS Marketplace in early September.

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Exclusive: Honeycomb Aeronautical's Alpha Flight Controls XPC review

When Honeycomb Aeronautical’s CEO, Nicki Repenning approached us with the exciting news that the development of the upgraded Alpha XPC yoke was complete, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to find out more.

X-Plane touches down in the Philippines

Airwil Sceneries has released RPSP - Bohol Panglao International Airport for X-Plane 11.

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