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Italian Eurofighters intercept unidentified aircraft over the Baltic

A pair of Italian Air Force-operated Eurofighter F-2000As were scrambled from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania to intercept an unidentified aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea on February 17

Interest in flights soars after Boris Johnson reveals roadmap

Following the prime minister’s announcement yesterday, Key.Aero charts the UK airline industry’s story over the last year using internet search data

Two week removal process for Marham gate guardian

Recovery specialists within the Royal Navy have assisted in the removal of a Cold War-era Handley Page Victor Gate Guardian at RAF Marham in Norfolk

Hawker Hunter up for auction

A historic Hawker Hunter aeroplane has been put up for sale by auction...

Saab delivers third GlobalEye to the UAE

Saab handed over the third of five GlobalEye multi-domain airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the United Arab Emirates on February 20

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Combat Aircraft Journal April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airports of the World Issue 94 - March-April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AEROFLY FS 2’S AIRBUS A320

Recently, the Aerofly FS 2 A320 received a major upgrade and is now a quality payware-level aircraft for both the casual simmer and ‘grizzled’ veteran to enjoy.

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Latin VFR’s Barcelona El-Prat & city Landmarks

We take a closer look at LatinVFR's Barcelona–El Prat Airport (LEBL) and some of the famous landmarks to be found in and around this beautiful city.

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FSim Studios’ CYVR Vancouver International Airport

FSim Studios' CYVR Vancouver International Airport has been released via the Orbx Simulations platform and proves to be much more than a mere airport add-on…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 31

Welcome to the 31st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Three of history’s most bizarre experimental aircraft

Weird and wonderful concepts that even Charles Lindbergh would go on to praise… but just how far could conventional aircraft designs be pushed?

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Orbx’s Newcastle International Airport

In this review, we visit one of the busiest destinations in the north of England, the weird and wonderful Newcastle International Airport.

Everything we know so far about the United 777 engine incident

Following what is believed to have been an uncontained engine failure of the world’s first Triple Seven to enter service, Key.Aero compiles the facts of the flight including what the initial inspection from the NTSB found

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Drzewiecki Design's Seattle Landmarks

In this new release from Drzewiecki Design, we visit the city that hosts some of the largest tech giants in the world, is the birthplace of Bill Gates and home to the huge Boeing factories.

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Just Flight's 146 Professional

We have seen several classic British airliners from Just Flight during the last few years and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling back in time and getting behind the wheel of an old jetliner. This time, the company has released what is arguably the most popular British airliner ever built: the BAe 146.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: US Update

In the second World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Asobo team has added a vast amount of data to the USA including improved digital elevation, new textures along with upgraded airports and points of interest.

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BREXIT: The airport impact

Keith Nuthall digests the 1,200-page Brexit deal to determine...

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From Montréal to the middle of nowhere

There are no roads to Salluit, so aviation is integral to everyday life. Sebastian Schmitz crosses the 55th parallel to visit the northern Québécois outpost

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Broader horizons: Munich Airport CEO interview

Munich Airport has had as rocky a year as any other major hub, but this German powerhouse is focusing on the future. CEO Jost Lammers tells Tara Craig how

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How COVID-19 has changed the airport experience

This time last year, no one could have guessed that COVID-19 would still have global aviation quite so firmly in its grip. Tara Craig looks at the latest measures airports are taking to protect both travellers and the bottom line

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Lanzarote Airport: The jewel of the Canaries

The Canary Island of Lanzarote has been a hotspot for European holidaymakers for decades. While COVID-19 has thrown a temporary spanner in the works, its popularity – especially with aviation enthusiasts – is set to soar once again post-pandemic, as Tom Batchelor finds out

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UK Visitors - Airports of the World Mar/Apr 21

We present a selection of images of aircraft visiting airports around the UK recently. Predominantly, they’re commercial, but almost all are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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St Petersburg Snapshot - Airports of the World Mar/Apr 21

For the avid aviation enthusiast, certain airports across the globe are gold mines when it comes to capturing rare airlines and aircraft types. St Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city and home to the Pulkovo gateway, is a prime example as Clive Grant found out in September 2019

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Airport profile: Teesside International

Recent turbulence in the aviation sector hasn’t slowed the progress of an impressive turnaround at Teesside International Airport as Chris Smith discovers

 

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