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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.

Lufthansa Group reveals future fleet strategy

As it reports a near €7 billion loss for 2020, the airline group shares its plan for simplifying and modernising its roster

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History’s most bizarre experimental aircraft, pt2

Whoever thought that the United States Air Force would consider designs that look like something straight out of Inspector Gadget? Read on…

Stapleford Airfield Incoming

Orbx has announced EGSG Stapleford Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator is due for imminent release.

Qantas launches ‘mystery flights’ to combat ‘border blues’

As the country’s vaccine rollout continues at pace, the airline is offering a trio of exclusive travel experiences in the meantime

Sabreliner Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the North American Rockwell Sabreliner for Prepar3D v4 and v5 is now available.

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman takes flight, as Australia commits to more aircraft

In partnership with the RAAF, Boeing Australia successfully completed the first flight of its Airpower Teaming System UAV on February 27, just days before the nation’s government announced it will co-develop three more aircraft

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THE ‘BUCCANEER’S’ NUCLEAR BITE

One of the type's leading exponents details the Buccaneer's use in the nuclear strike role - a probable 'one-way' mission...

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Secret Comet missions

They might have been viewed as an expensive luxury by the Treasury, but the de Havilland Comets that formed the backbone of RAF signals intelligence collection efforts from 1958-74 were an essential tool...

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The teenager behind UA328 pictures tells his story

Last month, photos taken by 17-year-old plane spotter Hayden Smith of a United Airlines Boeing 777 went global. Key.Aero spoke with him about his newfound fame, what he saw and how he captured the perfect pictures.

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S QUESTIONSAre you seeking the answer to a thorny...

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NOT THE WEAPONS OF CHOICE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Blue Steel and SkyboltSince June 1968, large...

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EXACTING VENGEANCE

WW2 HISTORY Operation ‘Vengeance’For years, the issue of...

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Aero Legends buys Yak-3

Yak-3UA G-CDBJ being displayed at London City in July 2008, after...

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HS748 falls victim to fire at Southend

The sad, burned-out hulk of HS748 VH-AMQ at Southend on 29 January....

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FlightLine

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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“No other aircraft…”

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Beverley ops…could quite match the Blackburn...

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BRITISH CLASSICS ‘DOWN UNDER’

PERSONAL ALBUMOne of the many advantages of being airline crew,...

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STRATHALLAN AIR DISPLAY 1976

A DAY SHOWAn outstanding day at Scotland’s famed ‘flying...

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CHASING THE HOLY GRAIL

Jack van Egmond was just 14 when, in the 1960s, he acquired some...

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Hurricane ‘found’ at Indian police academy

News E-MAIL TO: tony.harmsworth@keypublishing.com TELEPHONE:...

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HEATH PARASOL’S 80 YEAR PROGRESS

This is the story of a tiny, 80-year-old aeroplane — scarcely the length of a family car — which, despite many mishaps along the way, is the sole UK survivor of a design dating back to the 1920s...

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‘Freedom Fighter’ to fly in Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection (Forsvarets flysamling)...

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EARLY ALPHA JET TO TOULOUSE

Despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

DR ROBERT PLEMING 1951-2021 Dr Robert Pleming FRAeS, chairman...

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Skywriters

In association with…WRITE TO: Aeroplane, Key Publishing Ltd,...

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