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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.
StandardAero awarded T-38C engine MRO contract
The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted StandardAero to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the GE Aviation J85 turbojets employed by its fleet of T-38C Talon jet trainer aircraft.
Greece to lease Heron UAVs from Israel
Representatives from Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Greek Ministry of National Defence have signed an agreement to lease a number of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Greece.
VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’
In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft
VIDEO: Exclusive guided tour of JetBlue’s new A220 cabin
Ahead of beginning services with the new jet in the spring, Key.Aero meets Mariya Stoyanova, the airline’s director of product development who provides a tour of the aircraft’s brand-new cabin
BA is selling suitcases containing 747 parts
Following the jumbo’s retirement last year, the flag carrier is now offering limited edition luggage
Historic Aviation Quiz
Can you identify the tail sections of these historic aircraft?
Read a Meteor flight test from 1951
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and saw action during World War Two. The design was developed, including the F.8 variant which was flight tested by The Aeroplane 70 years ago…
One kill away from ace status… but up against 50 MiGs
"That was my bag for the day, and it made me feel pretty good to know that I was the first jet ace in the history of aerial warfare”
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DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL
RAZBAM has announced that its DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL is now available as an open beta.