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Boeing 757

This week on Key.Aero we’re celebrating the venerable Boeing 757 as it marks its 40th year of commercial service. In a series of special features, we highlight some of the type’s more unusual roles and explore what has made it such a capable and hard to replace airliner.

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General Atomics offers Ukraine two unmanned aircraft systems for $1

Linden Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI), has offered to transfer two of the US-based remotely piloted aircraft system manufacturer’s own training aircraft to Ukraine for the symbolic price of $1

Australia moves forward with vital EA-18G Growler upgrade

In a bid to strengthen Australia’s electronic attack capabilities, the RAAF’s 11-strong fleet of Boeing EA-18G Growlers will receive vital equipment/sensor upgrades – a move which aims to enhance commonality with examples of the type that are operated by the US Navy

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USAF F-35A Squadrons: A Complete Guide

The F-35 is the first aircraft to serve in three different versions, planned from the outset in all US services. In the first of a two-part feature, Gérard Keijsper focuses on the operational units of the USAF F-35 fleet

USAF's Big Safari Program receives TC-135W, prepares to divest last NC-135W

On February 14, a USAF-operated Boeing TC-135W departed Offutt AFB, Nebraska, for Greenville-Majors Airport, Texas, where it will be reassigned to the air arm’s Big Safari Program and redesignated as an NC-135 platform

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What weapons can the F-35 carry? Global armaments list

The ever-increasing bite of the Lockheed Martin F-35 makes it a fearsome system. Gerard Keijsper looks at its armaments and the developments to come

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What does Virgin Orbit's failed launch mean for UK space?

Robin Evans considers the impact of the company’s recent rocket launch ‘anomaly’ on the prospects for UK space

Flybe sale talks fail, business to be wound down

Grounded British carrier Flybe 2.0 is to be wound down after talks with potential buyers for the recently collapsed airline failed.

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Ferrying airliners around the world - the inside story

Chris Smith delves into the lesser reported but important industry of aircraft ferrying and how specialist provider Nomadic Aviation Group navigates endless bureaucracy to safely reposition airliners across the globe

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Tatenhill Buccaneer work continues

Work to return Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX900 to its former Exercise Red Flag 77-2 colours continues apace, with most of the two-tone sand and dark earth desert camouflage scheme now applied to the jet at it Tatenhill home near Burton-upon-Trent in the Midlands.

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UK's sole Mirage IV makes nocturnal debut

FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan reports from a bitingly cold Yorkshire Air Museum as its monstrous Mirage IV makes its first public appearance after dark…

IWM Avenger heading north

TBM to find new home in Liverpool in remembrance of anti-U-boat campaign

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Flight Simulation

Orbx releases Helipads LA Medical

Orbx has introduced a new Medical Activities Expansion Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, covering the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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DCS: Black Shark 3 interview

We invited Eagle Dynamics’ project manager, Andrey Chizh, to talk to us about the work being done on the third iteration of their highly popular DCS: Black Shark series.

UK Carrier Strike Group released

Miltech Simulations has announced UK Carrier Strike Group for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in


Henstridge, United Kingdom


Fundacion Infante de Orleans flying day


Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport, Spain

There are monthly exhibitions (except in January and August, because of the adverse weather conditions typical of those months), in which around 20 aircraft take to the air.

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair


Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

Microlight Trade Show


Winchester, United Kingdom

The event webpage page says: "The Microlight Trade Fair has been running at Popham Airfield for over 20 years. We are delighted to welcome manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK & Europe for this two day event."

Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in Weekend


Bodmin, United Kingdom

Cornwall Flying Club is hosting a fly-In for the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka


Blenheim, New Zealand

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka is an action-packed family-friendly event and in 2023 it will be held over Easter Weekend, 7th - 9th of April.