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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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The ultimate easyJet quiz!

From humble beginnings, easyJet's bright orange jets are now a common sight from Tenerife to Tel Aviv and everywhere inbetween. Why not test your knowledge of this plucky British carrier in this week's Key Aero commercial aviation quiz?

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CAJ European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Download to view Combat Aircraft Journal's European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Embraer’s E195-E2 makes first London/City landing

London/City Airport has welcomed Embraer’s next-generation E195-E2 for the first time today (July 22)…

The Richard Branson airline that flew DC-3s Feature Premium

The Richard Branson airline that flew DC-3s

Geoffrey P Jones visited Florida to experience an airline with a difference, with his report published in the September 1993 issue of FlyPast

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Gallery: Testing the Handley Page Jetstream in 1967

When Handley Page deployed the first prototype Jetstream to Pau, south-western France in December 1967, subsequently joined by the second, there was plenty of interesting activity for Alan Dowsett —a member of the accompanying test team — to capture

Huge search for untold Battle of Britain stories begins

A nationwide search for untold stories about the Battle of Britain has been launched by renowned author and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE as he sets out to write a uniquely comprehensive reference work about the event that changed history

Shackleton for Yorkshire Air Museum

Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 will be transported by road from Coventry Airport to Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum next year.

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What we know so far about Australia’s Loyal Wingman, the MQ-28A Ghost Bat

Boeing’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat is tipped to be a real game-changer in the field of airpower projection. AirForces Monthly explores the asset’s development and testing

Leonardo contracted by UK MOD for Proteus VTOL UAV demonstrator

A four-year contract, valued at €71m (£60m), has been awarded to Leonardo by the UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support Future Capability Group to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme, or RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP

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Aeroplane meets... Charlie Huke

Even before his RAF career, this great enthusiast was pursuing his passion for ‘real flying’. Now he’s one of the UK’s leading exponents of light vintage aeroplanes

New Zealand's first Poseidon rolls out of paint shop

Boeing has completed the RNZAF's first P-8A Poseidon and rolled the aircraft out of the paint shop at the company’s production facility in Renton, Washington, on the evening of July 21 after being painted up in full RNZAF colours

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Connectivity in private aviation

Connectivity in the air and on the ground is changing how business aviation works for pilots, cabin attendants, flight operations and maintenance

Historic Aviation Quiz

Get your thinking caps on - this week's Historic quiz is a toughie!

FIA 2022: Textron introduces Citation Longitude maritime patrol aircraft

Textron Aviation announced on July 20 that it has developed a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) variant of its Cessna Model 700 Citation Longitude aircraft

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When the RAF flew two Chipmunks around the world

It was the ultimate celebration of the DHC Chipmunk: an around-the-world flight by the RAF. A quarter of a century on, we recall Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ — strange fuels, wild horses, Russian extortion and more…

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Rise of the Phoenix: Inside NATO’s AGS Force

AirForces Monthly explores the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force, which is going through a baptism of fire as it continues to monitor the war in Ukraine

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A day at the show: Farnborough 1962

As the aerospace industry this week gathers at the Farnborough International Airshow, Ben Dunnell presents a series of stunning photos taken during its predecessor - the SBAC show - 60 years ago

FIA 2022: AERALIS to explore collaboration with Ascent Flight Training

UK-based start-up military jet developer, AERALIS, has signed an MoU with Ascent Flight Training to work together on the future flying training system and explore potential collaboration opportunities in delivering military flying training services in the UK and overseas

FIA 2022: IAI signs contract with European country for special mission aircraft

Israel Aerospace Industries announced at the Farnborough Air Show on July 21 that it had signed a contract worth over $200m to provide a special mission aircraft to an unspecified European country

FIA 2022: Embraer and BAE Systems to market C-390 to Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems and Embraer signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 19 to collaborate in Middle Eastern markets for the C-390, with an initial focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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FlyPast September 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Pilot psychology and the go-around

A new study aims to use pilot psychology to tackle go-arounds...

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Gallery: Next-gen airliners shine in Farnborough air display

In the searing heat of the afternoon sun, the Boeing 777X, 737 MAX 10, Embraer E190-E2 and Airbus A350 were among the aircraft put through their paces on day two of the Farnborough International Airshow

Airliner aerobatics: Watch Farnborough Airshow display highlights

Watch the Boeing 777X, 737 MAX 10, Embraer E190-E2 and Airbus A350 wow crowds during the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Norse CEO interview Pt2: Can the carrier survive soaring fuel prices?

In the second part of our exclusive interview series with Bjørn Tore Larsen, Key Aero’s Gordon Smith discusses crew unions and fuel costs with the Norse Atlantic Airways CEO.

 

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