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Military

Taiwanese OH-58D suffers hard landing

A Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior operated by the Republic of China Army Aviation & Special Forces Command suffered a hard landing in Gueiren, Taiwan (Republic of China) during a training flight.

Boeing rolls out first Loyal Wingman prototype

An industry team – led by Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) – have rolled out the first of three Airpower Teaming System (ATS) prototypes.

F-22 Raptor crashes near Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor, operated by the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Hornets’ – a part of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) – crashed near Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, on May 15.

US approves Egyptian AH-64E refurbishment package

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a refurbishment package to Egypt that will upgrade its current fleet of 43 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to AH-64E standard.

First Ansat for Russia’s Emergency Ministry

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first Ansat helicopter for the Russian ministry for emergencies (EMERCOM) at its North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center located on Kasimovo Airfield.

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Commercial

The inside story of how BA made more than £500m profit from Concorde

After six years of losses on the aircraft, Jock Lowe - the former director of operations at British Airways - explains to Key.Aero how he turned around the supersonic airliner’s financial fortunes

Emirates to restart UK passenger flights

After halting services last week, the UAE flag carrier has revealed when it expects to restart UK services

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100 metres from disaster: JAL mid-air incident 20 years on

Exactly 20 years ago today, a Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 narrowly avoided colliding with each other in the skies above Japan. Key.Aero recounts how it happened and what the industry learnt from this close call

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Historic

Win a piece of history - A limited edition RJM Bluebird watch

Closing date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Thirteen facts about the Dassault Mirage IV Feature Premium

Thirteen facts about the Dassault Mirage IV

Key.Aero explores the intriguing history of the supersonic strategic bomber, which was once an integral component in France's nuclear deterrent strike force

Historic Aviation Quiz

Think you're a fan of FlyPast? Well, let's see! This week's historic aviation quiz may leave you questioning yourself...

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Flight Simulation

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Just flight’s de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

A flying Otter… whatever next!

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FSUIPC

You have control! Good things come in small packages, they...

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Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III

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Upcoming Events

Flywheel

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Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge

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Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair

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Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

IWM Duxford D-Day Flying Display

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event page states: "Flying Days are a series of special themed events throughout the summer, reflecting on the role Duxford has played in aviation history. These special events provide up to two hours of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Shuttleworth Around the World Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

This is a new addition to Shuttleworth's airshow calendar and the event webpage states it is a: "celebration of world-wide aviation, both in the air and on the ground, with a variety of countries and cultures celebrated throughout the day."

AeroExpo UK

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "We will be showcasing the best in General Aviation over three days at our great new venue, Sywell Aerodrome. Get up close and see the latest aircraft on the market and browse a wide range of related aviation products and services from the top suppliers.
"Come along and speak to the regulators, safety experts, and our Border Force colleagues about the latest hot topics and hear from some of the industry’s top names through our seminar programme."