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This week on Key.Aero we present a range of articles on the groundbreaking Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A range of innovations has helped the Dreamliner secure a huge number of orders and the aircraft has been an undoubted success for Boeing.

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Historic

Premiere for ‘Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight’

The feature length documentary about the famous Silver Spitfire’s global journey will debut on Sunday November 12 at 9pm on Sky History

Air and navy personnel honoured at Maltese memorial

A memorial unveiled at Lyster Barracks at the former airfield in Ħal Far has been dedicated to all RAF, Fleet Air Arm and US Navy personnel who served there

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Aeroplane December 2023

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How do you keep the sole Rolls-Royce Merlin 63 powered Spitfire airborne?

Merlin Magic! Wearing a distinctive desert sand camouflage scheme, Supermarine Spitfire LZ842 is one of the world’s oldest Mk.IXs. Darren Harbar met up with this newly restored classic’s owner to learn more about this special survivor

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New owner for Mitchell ‘Executive Sweet’

The Georgia, US-based Liberty Foundation has announced its acquisition of North American TB-25N Mitchell N30801 from the American Aeronautical Foundation

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Military

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Israel scores F-35's first confirmed cruise missile kill

An Israeli Air Force-operated F-35I Adir (or ‘Mighty One’) has been credited with scoring the type’s first known air-to-air kill against a cruise missile on October 31, probably using an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile to achieve this feat

NATO joins Wedgetail revolution as it confirms E-3A Sentry fleet successor

NATO revealed on November 15 that Boeing’s E-7A Wedgetail has been selected to succeed the alliance’s ageing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) fleet, which entered operational service with the organisation in 1982

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USAF’s 9th ERS swaps Dragons at Fairford

Two U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron – a component of the USAF’s 9th Reconnaissance Wing – arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, on November 3 for the unit’s biannual rotation to and from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, and Beale AFB, California

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Commercial

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BOAC Lockheed Constellations – Workhorses of the Sky

In the September 2016 issue of Aviation News, Scott Henderson traced the career of the different variants of Lockheed Constellation flown by British Airways predecessor BOAC.

Ultimate British Airliner Collection Quiz!

Earlier this week Airliner World was invited to the British Airliner Collection at Duxford for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the collection! So what better topic to get the grey matter working this week than a deep dive into the fascinating history of some of these iconic aircraft on display.

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Aviation News December 2023

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South African Airways CEO reveals his plan to rebuild the airline

Despite being a shadow of its former self, South African Airways has ambitions to rebuild its operation. Andreas Spaeth chats to CEO John Lamola about his plans for the future

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Welcoming the A220: Air France's short-haul fleet transformation

Two years on from receiving its first Airbus A220, Babak Taghvaee looks at how Air France prepared for its arrival and the impact it has had on the aircraft it will replace

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Flight Simulation

Palm Springs for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

iniBuilds has announced that iniBuilds Palm Springs for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Black Square's TBM 850 upgraded

Black Square has upgraded the TBM 850 for Microsoft Flight Simulator to version 1.1.

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Just Flight’sF28 Professional review

After more than three years in development, the Just Flight in-house team has released the F28 Professional. We take it for a spin and see how it measures up.

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