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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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Aeroplane December 2020

Welcome to Aeroplane December 2020

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Planespotting in the DPRK

Just a decade ago, a trip to North Korea to photograph aircraft...

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Flybe: Aviation’s comeback kid?

The industry’s landscape has experienced seismic changes...

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Indian upstarts in Heathrow debut

Gone are the days when slots at London’s premier gateway were the reserve of flag carriers...

What we know so far about Leonardo's AW249 attack helicopter

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Leonardo Helicopters’ AW249 – an all-new, technologically advanced attack helicopter that is designed to meet rising and evolving threats over the next 30 years

US approves $23bn F-35A, MQ-9B and munition sale to UAE

The US State Department announced on November 10 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of F-35A Lightning IIs, MQ-9Bs and munitions to the UAE

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here's this week's Historic Aviation Quiz!

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update #6 Now Available

Asobo Studio has released version 1.10.11.0 of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Emirates launches A380 ‘mini-freighter’ charters

Emirates SkyCargo – the freight management division of the Dubai-based carrier – has introduced bespoke charter operations using its Airbus A380-800 aircraft.

WIN 1 of 3 Copies of Tickets Please!

Our friends at Astral Horizon Publishing are offering Airliner World readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies of ‘Tickets Please!’, the fascinating hardback collection of airline tickets from the golden age of aviation.

Close date: 19th February 2021

Airbus delivers its 13,000th aircraft

The European manufacturer – which has been producing aircraft since 1974 – hit the milestone in late October. Key.Aero investigates which airline took the honours.

US Navy developing UAS for ship cargo resupply mission

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division took delivery of a prototype UAS in late October, which will be used to demonstrate long-range ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore cargo transportation

IL-2 Sturmovik Upgraded

1C Game Studios has released a major update to IL-2 Sturmovik.

New Sardinian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has released one of its most popular European destinations for Microsoft Flight Simulator, LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in Sardinia.

Romanian F-16 upgrade approved by US

The US State Department announced on November 3 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of upgrade equipment to Romania, which seeks to modernise its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet

The baby Mustang you could build in your back garden

It may not have been ground breaking, but it was one of the first and most popular aeroplane kits that aviation enthusiasts could build in their back garden.

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 3

Preparing at the gate

The stories behind aviation movies

We know the stories, but how true are they? Key.Aero dives into the real inspirations for four of Hollywood’s most popular aviation films...

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 16

Welcome to the 16th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Norwegian CEO warns carrier is “facing a very uncertain future”

Jacob Schram made the stark warning as politicians in Oslo rejected calls for further funding.

USAF receives first two HH-60W combat helicopters

The first two operational Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II combat rescue helicopters were delivered to the US Air Force at Moody AFB, Georgia, on November 5

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 2

Introduction to Flight Planning

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 1

The Flight Deck

How many airlines still use the Sukhoi Superjet?

The Russian-made jet was billed as being the perfect regional jet but nearly a decade after it first entered service, it doesn’t appear to have lived up to expectations

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