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Historic

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INSIGHTS

“Simply the finest aircraft you can fly”, in the author’s...

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Slingsby SE5a to fly soon

PROJECT UPDATE At Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire,...

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A DROP IN THE OCEAN

That was how one pilot described the contribution made by the...

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BRIEFING FILEBRIEFING FILE

Under the skin of aviation technology and tacticsThe Second World...

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Soviet Spitfire flies ‘bombed-up’

 A sight not seen over the UK since the end of the war, as Peter...

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ILA Berlin 2022: Boeing seeks to define German CH-47F requirements

Boeing is working with its suppliers to define the requirements of the German government, after the latter revealed on June 1 that it had selected the CH-47F Chinook to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing fleet of CH-53GA/GS Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany’s second C-130J to be delivered this weekend

The second Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport for the Luftwaffe is set to be delivered to the joint Franco-German airlift unit at Évreux-Fauville Air Base, northern France, this weekend (June 25-26)

VIDEO: Irish Air Corps PC-9Ms conduct live-fire exercise

Once a year, the Flight Training School (FTS) of the Irish Air Corps (IAC) carries out a live fire exercise with its Pilatus PC-9Ms. Take a look at some behind the scenes cockpit action

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Commercial

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!

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.

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50 Years of the Britten-Norman Trislander

Exactly 50 years ago today, the Britten-Norman Trislander took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero charts the history of this three-engine rugged and reliable island hopper.

Iran Air is selling 12 aircraft, you won’t believe the prices

If you’ve ever wanted to own a Boeing 727, 747, Airbus A300 or A310 then now’s your chance. Iran Air is auctioning off its ageing Western fleet but while the prices are fairly affordable, there are several roadblocks to overcome.

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The turboprop that could keep up with jets

Featuring four engines with 15,000bhp each, the Tupolev Tu-114 has held the title of fastest propeller-powered aircraft since 1960. Key.Aero details the unique story of a speedy and reliable Soviet airliner

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Flight Simulation

Fly the Maddog X for P3D v5 Out Now

Leonardo Software has released Fly the Maddog X for Prepar3D v5.

DC Designs F-15 Released

Just Fight has announced the DC Designs F-15 C, E & I Eagle for Prepar3D and FSX is out.

Piper Malibu Touches Down in X-Plane

Chilean developer, Carenado has released the PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000 variant for X-Plane 11.

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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."