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Historic

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Aeroplane meets... Ted Inman

IWM Duxford’s instrumental, influential former director...

Memories of The Blitz, 80 years on

At 4.56pm on September 7 1940, London’s air raid sirens signalled the start of a nine-month bombing offensive by the Luftwaffe. Including one lady’s recollections from the time, Key.Aero looks back at a hugely destructive campaign – for both sides

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The young black woman who changed aviation

Nearly 100 years ago, an ambitious African American woman from Chicago headed to France to become a pilot. She ended up being a trailblazer for her race and gender

Amazing warbird display marks VJ Day

Watch our 8-minute video with incredible footage of historic aircraft honouring the landmark 75th anniversary of the war’s end

80 years of the North American P-64

Celebrating the P-51 Mustang’s lesser-spotted cousin, which had a production run of just 13

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Military

Orion-E MALE UAV in Dubai News Premium

Russian drone company in new UK sanctions list

Russian drone company Kronstadt has been included in the list of new UK sanctions targeting key industries and persons it says are supporting the regime and its war effort in Ukraine

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: CASA CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft

Comdt Donal Curran, OC 101 Squadron, talks to Key.Aero about the objectives of the unit, its use of the CN-235 and the future of procuring two more modern MPA platforms.

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: 102 Squadron’s Learjet 45

Operating a sole Learjet 45 for VIP transport and other mission sets, Comdt Peter Smyth, OC 102 Squadron speaks to Key.Aero about the aircraft’s role and future.

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Commercial

AtlasGlobal Halts Flights Again

Turkish airline AtlasGlobal has suspended operations for a second time, less than two months after it restored services.

Air Italy in Voluntary Liquidation

Air Italy ceased operations with immediate effect on February 11 after its shareholders, Alisarda and Qatar Airways through AQA Holding, chose to liquidate the company citing “persistent and structural market problems”.

Fuelling change in aviation

As scrutiny over the global aviation industry’s impact on the environment intensifies...

Middle of the market: the Boeing NMA conundrum

Hundreds of Airbus A321XLRs have been sold for the so-called ‘middle of the market’. With airlines decisively backing the European aircraft, Mark Broadbent questions where this leaves Boeing’s plans for an all-new alternative.

Do airlines dream of electric fleets?

With the world becoming increasingly conscious of its ecological...

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Flight Simulation

Tomahawk for Aerofly FS 2 in Development

Following on from the release of the PA-38 Tomahawk for FSX/Prepar3D and X-Plane, Just Flight has announced the aircraft is now in development for Aerofly FS 2.

Courchevel SP1 Due Imminently

Orbx has announced service pack 1 for Courchevel is incoming.

Edinburgh Incoming

John Venema from Orbx has announced EGPH Edinburgh Airport for both X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D is due for imminent release.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."