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Historic

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

Historic Spey Phantom saved

Phantom FG1 XT597, the first pre-production example of the Rolls-...

Kansan for Germany

A very unusual spectacle at Turweston, as Beech AT-11 N15KK gets...

HangarTalk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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Military

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MOD confirms retired RAF Sentinel sale to the US

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that the retired fleet of RAF Sentinel R1s are to be sold to a consortium instead of being scrapped, this is due to the sales bid being deemed more value for money to the UK taxpayer than the original fait of scrapping

Indonesia orders Airbus A400M

During the Dubai Airshow on November 18, the Indonesia Ministry Of Defence has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft with a letter of intent (LOI) for the future acquisition of four additional aircraft

The key moments of the Dubai Airshow you need to know

In the 21 months since the last major aviation trade event, the aerospace industry has endured one of its toughest ever periods. So, when the doors of the Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday, it was the clearest signal yet that the sector is starting to return to a degree of normality. Here, Key.Aero rounds up the highlights of the year's biggest show.

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Commercial

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Arashi Final Tour Livery

IVAN NISHIMURA Japan Airlines have applied special decals...

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Improvements in brief for Airbus A220 Family

AIRBUS HAS revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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The BA Fleet

British Airways (BA) and it’s subsidiaries operate a fleet...

Optionally piloted Black Hawk

Sikorsky recently flew an optionally piloted technology kit on...

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Flight Simulation

Navigraph charts now available

Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...

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Firefighter X

Peter Stark takes a look at an innovative firefighting utility...

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 7

This edition we discuss the circuit pattern in more detail…...

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Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."