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First flight of the Gloster Javelin

November 26 marks the 69th year of the first flight of the last design to bear the Gloster name

JetBlue’s London airport slots revealed

Ahead of its transatlantic debut next year, the take-off and landing rights the airline needs to operate these services have been unveiled

Concorde captain on handling emergency at Mach 2

Travelling at twice the speed of sound, John Hutchinson had just begun to tuck into his steak fillet when the supersonic aircraft he was piloting began shaking violently. Find out what went wrong in this amazing interview with the former British Airways Concorde captain

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AIR International December 2020

Welcome to AIR International December 2020

How technology is meeting the changing demands of airports

The evolution of the modern airport, and the way in which their operators conduct business, was well underway even before the global pandemic struck earlier in the year.

EASA reveals 737 MAX approval timeline

A week after the FAA un-grounded the embattled jet, EASA laid out its approach to getting the 737 MAX back into service

Alaska Airlines exchanges A320s for 737 MAXs

The Seattle-based carrier becomes the first to add more MAXs to its fleet following the FAA’s un-grounding last week

Inside the world’s most mysterious hijacking

It’s been 48 years since a man commandeered a Boeing 727 only to jump out of it mid-flight after his ransom demands were met… and he still hasn’t been identified. Key.Aero recounts the puzzling events of Thanksgiving, 1971

Seminole for Microsoft Flight Simulator Takes Flight

Chilean developer, Carenado has announced the Piper PA-44 Seminole for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

Historic Aviation Quiz

It's time to enjoy this week's historic aviation quiz!

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France’s Forgotten Allied Ace of Aces 

Every country has its wartime aviation heroes, but France? Well, France is a bit different… 

New job for Willie Walsh revealed

Since leaving the airline group in September many have speculated what his next role will be

UK government launches testing for international arrivals

Following months of repeated pleas by the travel industry, the UK government has revealed a plan to reduce the length of travellers’ mandatory quarantine in England

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FlyPast January 2021

Welcome to FlyPast January 2021

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How British Airways got its latest livery

The airline boasts one of the most identifiable paint schemes, but how did it come about? Key.Aero recounts the history of the flag carrier’s colours

Southern Air 777F suffers stall alert on JFK departure

Shortly after take-off, the heavily loaded widebody experienced a low-speed incident on climb out

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Douglas DC-3 vs Martin 2-0-2 

It might have only been rolling off the production lines for a year, but it was active for 28 years after. The Martin 2-0-2 was designed to replace the DC-3, but was it really up to the task? 

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 18

Welcome to the 18th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

BA is now selling 747 cabin items and tableware

For the first time, the Heathrow-based airline is allowing customers the opportunity to purchase its premium selection of onboard items including, crockery, tableware and trolleys

Croatia receives final offers for MiG-21 replacement

The Croatian Ministry of Defence revealed on November 11 that it has received final offers from four government teams seeking to provide the country with a new multi-role fighter

More ScanEagle UAVs for Afghanistan

The US Department of Defense announced on November 19 that it has ordered a further 15 Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Afghan National Army

US Navy orders additional TH-73A training helicopters

The US Department of Defense announced on November 12 that it had contracted AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation – a subsidiary of Leonardo – to deliver an additional 36 TH-73A training helicopters to the US Navy

Launch customer lined up for C-27J Next Generation

Leonardo announced on November 11 that final testing of its C-27J Spartan Next Generation tactical transport had begun, adding that it had secured a launch customer for the platform

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines? - Part 2

This week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these small cropped livery segments? Let us know what score you get!

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