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USAF F-15 fleet to receive ACES 5 ejection seats

Collins Aerospace announced on October 29 that it has been awarded a US$700m contract to qualify, produce and field the ACES 5 next-generation ejection seat for various US Air Force aircraft

BREAKING: Hi Fly to end A380 operations

As a result of the pandemic, the wet-lease specialist is dropping the world’s largest commercial airliner in favour of a smaller alternative

US Navy seeks E-3D in-flight trainer for E-6B Mercury fleet

The US Navy seeks to procure a Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne early warning and control system for use as an in-flight trainer to reduce the wear on its E-6B Mercury command and control aircraft

Ryanair reveals plan for 737 MAX service entry

While announcing significant financial losses, the low-cost carrier set out its service entry schedule for the embattled jet

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 15

Welcome to the 15th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Delta retires final Boeing 777

The American carrier’s last remaining Triple Seven bowed out over the weekend with a transcontinental service

US approves Bell 412EPi, 429 helicopter sale to Guyana

The US State Department announced on October 30 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of two Bell 412EPi and two 429 GlobalRanger light utility helicopters to Guyana

Lockheed Martin to build MH-60Rs for Greece

The US Department of Defense announced on October 26 that it had contracted Lockheed Martin to build and deliver four Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopters for Greece

Boeing vs Airbus: how do their product lines compare?

The scale of these two manufacturers is impressive, but how do their product portfolios compare. Key.Aero investigates…

Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz - Part 3

For the third week in a row, here's part three of Key.Aero's Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz!

The complete evolution of the Spitfire

Charting the development and evolution of Britain’s greatest fighter.

Stories of the Spitfire heroes

Among the many tales of heroism during the war, historic aviation experts Tony Hoskins and Hugh Hunt recall one in particular – and Tony’s arduous journey to recover one pilot’s wartime Spitfire for the ultimate restoration project.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update #5 Out Now

Asobo Studio has announced version 1.10.7.0 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

The complete guide to commercial aeroplanes in movies

“I wonder how many films planes have been in?” said someone on a Key.Aero work call the other week. So we started digging. And then we kept going and going. Here are the very geeky results!

Mitsubishi to “temporarily pause” SpaceJet development

After reports earlier this week in Japanese media, the firm revealed today that it would temporarily stop the development of its regional jet programme

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FlyPast December 2020

Welcome to FlyPast December 2020

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B-25 OLD GLORY: Pacific Odyssey

As Laura DiRado explains, while most of this year’s end of World War Two anniversary events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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NIEUPORT 17/23: Facsimile Fighter

The French Nieuport 23 offered outstanding performance...

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The Autographed Bomber: 5,000th B-17

Jeff Huston explains how the 5,000th Boeing B-17 to leave the firm’s Seattle factory was signed...

What made the Spitfire better than the Bf-109?

With nearly half its weight coming from the Merlin engine, the Spitfire’s light body gave it speed and manoeuvrability – two qualities that helped it defeat its Messerschmitt rival.

The World’s Greatest Spitfire collection, part 2

Covid has temporarily scuppered organised tours of the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, so we went to have a mooch ourselves to give you a feel for it. Here’s the second part of our guided tour…

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H P HALIFAX EXHIBITION: Finding the Fallen

A personal connection to the loss of a Handley Page Halifax in June 1944...

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HANDLEY PAGE HP.42: 'Built-in Headwind'

Ken Ellis explains why the Handley Page HP.42 was the Concorde of its day...

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Remembering ‘The Few’

FlyPast reports from Aero Legends’ weather-stricken Battle of Britain Airshow...

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GLORY DAYS: Star Attractions

Besides operational types, the USAAF flew various British-built ancillary aircraft during
World War Two...

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