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Air Power in the Last Decade of the Cold War

The unimaginable prospect of nuclear annihilation came close...

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: LTU’s TriStars

German charter operator LTU expanded rapidly in the 1970s...

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Pan Am TriStars

Lockheed’s TriStar flew for the first time on November 16, 1970...

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Pilot Report: North American NA-64 Yale

The NA-64 Yale is a close relative of the more famous Harvard...

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Twin Otter Part 2 – The Viking Years

Malcolm Ginsberg concludes the story of the Twin Otter...

WestJet suspends services to four cities and cuts capacity

Carrier cuts more than 100 weekly flights or nearly 80% of seat capacity across Atlantic Canada

Communications, mission system upgrade for RAAF KC-30A MRTTs

Airbus announced on October 12 that it has been selected to develop a communications and mission system upgrade for the Royal Australian Air Force’s KC-30A MRTT fleet

Wednesday Historic Quiz

Roll up, roll up! It's time for another Historic Wednesday Quiz!!

Delta to retire nearly 400 aircraft over next five years

The US carrier also plans to restructure its order books to better match deliveries with network demand

10,000 Airbus A320s? Close, but no cigar – here’s why

We’ve all seen the pictures of Middle East Airlines’ shiny new A321neo, but Airbus hasn’t delivered 10,000 A320 Family aircraft. Not even close. So what are they playing at?

Yorkshire Air Museum Receives DCMS Culture Recovery Grant

The historic WWII site of the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial has been awarded £312,531 under the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Hartford-Bradley for Microsoft Flight Simulator

LatinVFR has announced Hartford-Bradley International Airport (KBDL) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out.

USMC F-35Bs receive ODIN hardware

The F-35 Joint Program Office announced on October 9 that the Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN) support system has been loaded onto US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F-35B Lightning IIs for the first time

Italian government reveals Alitalia replacement

After months of failed negotiations, the Italian government has signed a decree to establish a successor to the country’s embattled national carrier

Airbus A380 variants that were never produced

The world’s largest passenger aircraft has only ever been manufactured in a single model, but here are the four derivatives that were proposed but never made

The most forgotten bomber of World War II?

When the Douglas Aircraft Company came up with the bright idea to develop a medium bomber from their DC-2, they certainly didn’t expect it to hold such a frosty place in history…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 12

Welcome to the 12th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

You won’t believe how many airlines China has

China has experienced an aviation boom over the last two decades and now has more airlines than the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain combined. Key.Aero reveals the true extent of the county’s air transport revolution

British Airways Boss Steps Down

Spanish businessman Alex Cruz to be replaced at the flag carrier by Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle

Textron to deliver 12 T-6C Texan IIs to Thailand

Textron Aviation Defense announced on September 28 that it will supply 12 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II training aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), with deliveries scheduled to begin in late 2022

PC Pilot Issue 130 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the November/December 2020 issue.

The aircraft that really started the jet age

While not the first jetliner to enter service, the Boeing 707 is often credited with being the aircraft that truly got the jet age going. Key.Aero examines the history of the jet that ended up dominating air travel in the 1960s and ’70s and even continues to fly today

Quiz: Commercial Aviation General Knowledge

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your general knowledge of the industry. Ranging from airlines to airports and everything in between, how much of an avgeek are you?

The unstoppable B-26 of World War II

It recorded no fatalities and flew over 200 missions: this formidable United States bomber was known as ‘Flak Bait’ – with very good reason

EasyJet to make first annual loss in 25-year history

The low-cost carrier predicts a gloomy outlook for 2021 saying it expects to fly around 25% of its planned capacity in the first quarter

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