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New PC-12 for Irish Air Corps
Yesterday (April 1), a new PC-12NG (c/n 1898, HB-FXT) conducted a test flight at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, wearing the Irish tricolour and Irish Air Corps serial 280.
Draken launches Mirage F1M combat training missions
US-based adversary air (ADAIR) contractor, Draken International, has commenced training operations with the US Air Force (USAF), using its ‘new', second-hand Mirage F1M fighters.
Dutch Lightning Leader
Last October, a first Dutch F-35A to be permanently stationed at Leeuwarden arrived at the base in the north of the country. At the controls was Lt Col Ian ‘Gladys’ Knight, who talked to Bob Fischer about Dutch F-35 numbers and dogfighting in the stealth warplane.
Joint Helicopter Command steps up COVID-19 support
Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) has stepped up its support in the battle against COVID-19, as part of the UK government’s response to the ongoing pandemic.
Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract
Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.
How Airbus struggled to sell its first aircraft
Half a century on from Airbus Industrie’s founding, Key.Aero recounts the airframer’s first steps on its road to the top and speaks with Barbara Kracht, a 35-year Airbus veteran to find out how the venture nearly failed at the first hurdle
50 years of Airbus delivery milestones
As we mark the 50th year since the founding of pan-European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus, Key.Aero presents a timeline highlighting the company’s impressive delivery statistics
The history of Airbus advertising in pictures
A picture might tell a thousand words, but an advert tells an entire story. On the 50th anniversary of its founding, Key.Aero presents a series of advertisements which reveal Airbus’ road to success
Restorations by the Ratones de Hangar
A group of volunteers known as ‘Ratones de Hangar’ works tirelessly to maintain the aviation history of Uruguay. Ramiro S Piacenza explores their restoration efforts...
Busy ‘Lizzie ’
Westland Lysander The charismatic performed many different...
‘Brisfit’ airborne at Old Warden
The Shuttleworth Collection’s Bristol F.2b Fighter made its...
F-4B/N Phantom II
Is this the most complex simulation of the F-4 Phantom so far?...
Flight Sim 2017
The world’s largest flight sim show celebrates its fifth year...