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Darrington Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced 1S2 Darrington Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

BAE Systems to provide supersonic AS2 flight controls

British aerospace firm selected to supply the Aerion Supersonic with a flight control system for its AS2 business jet

Key aircraft from the Battle of Britain

As we mark the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary, watch exclusive footage of four aircraft that all served in the conflict.

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How many airlines did we gain and lose in 2019?

In part two of our special Global Airline Report, Key.Aero analyses data to find out how many airlines started up and how many failed in 2019.

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Looking Ahead: KAI KF-X

Key.Aero details South Korea's indigenously-developed KF-X – a multi-role stealth fighter that will enter operational service with the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) by the end of the decade.

Why is a TUI Airways 737 MAX flying across Europe?

The world’s largest charter airline is currently flying one of its Boeing 737 MAXs for the first time in 553 days. Here’s why…

New Dreamliner for X-Plane Incoming

FlightFactor has revealed it is working on the 787 Dreamliner for X-Plane.

Trondheim for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Trondheim-Værnes is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

B-1B Lancers return to Guam

Four Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, on September 10 as part of the USAF’s Bomber Task Force operations.

Cathay Pacific to Park 40% of Fleet Overseas

Hong Kong flag carrier says it will continue to place its fleet into long-term storage as it reports sustained drops in passenger numbers due to COVID-19

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 8

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

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Finding the fallen

The loss of a Handley Page Halifax in June 1944, personal links and the work of artist Loz Atkinson have been combined to create an incredibly thought-provoking exhibition entitled ‘Finding The Fallen’

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How many commercial aircraft are there in the world?

In part one of our special Global Airline Report, Key.Aero breaks down the global fleet data to find out which types are the most popular – and who’s using them

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80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

In readiness to mark Battle of Britain day on September 15, Key.Aero revisits why the day was such an important turning point of World War II

Greece set for Dassault Rafale purchase

Greece announced on September 12 that it intends to procure 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters as part of the government’s plans to strengthen its national military.

London City Airport to cut up to 239 jobs

The East London facility has announced a restructuring plan which includes the loss of up to 239 roles across the organisation

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Urgent Action Needed to Save Unique Blackburn Beverley

The sole remaining example of one of the Royal Air Force’s most important transport aircraft, the Blackburn Beverley, is at risk of being scrapped. Aviation Heritage UK’s Chairman, Dr Robert Pleming, is calling for urgent action to save this unique aircraft for the Nation.

French Transall conducts African farewell tour

The last French Air Force Transall C-160R deployed overseas completed a memorial tour of African countries in August, marking the end of its 50 years of operations on the continent.

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There are 28 "Brace for Impact" Positions

The safety cards on board most aircraft only usually depict a couple of brace positions, but did you know there are actually 28 variants?

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Leeds Bradford's Replacement Terminal Revealed

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has released new CGI images of its proposed replacement terminal, showing what passengers could expect if plans are approved.

Indian Air Force inducts first Rafales into service

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted its first five Dassault Rafale DH/EH multi-role fighters into operational service during a ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station (AFS) in northern India on September 10.

Ex-Italian Coast Guard AB412 lands in Uruguay

Uruguay's Ministry of National Defence announced on August 14 that the first of two Agusta-Bell 412CP Grifone helicopters acquired for the Uruguayan Navy had arrived in Montevideo. 

Air New Zealand Reveals Fate of 777 Fleet

Kiwi flag carrier unveils its plans for its Boeing 777 fleet as it continues to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Quiz: Can you identify these airlines - Part 3

Welcome back to the third instalment of the Key.Aero Saturday Commercial Aviation Quiz! Let us know what you got and share this with your friends to see who's the biggest #avgeek!

Fancy a free Handley Page Victor?

After several decades as the gate guardian at RAF Marham, Handley Page Victor K.2 XH673 faces a bleak future…

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