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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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Spectacular Longhorn project breaks cover

The reproduction of a Maurice Farman Longhorn S7 being built by Old Warden-based Flying Restorations was shown in public for the first time at the Shuttleworth Collection’s Fly Navy airshow on July 3.

US Navy orders two additional MQ-4C Tritons

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp has been awarded a contract for two additional low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems for the US Navy

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Creating connections with Iceland’s Niceair

Play isn’t the only fresh face making its mark on the Icelandic aviation scene. Gordon Smith travelled to north Iceland to meet Niceair CEO Thorvaldur Ludvik Sigurjonsson and learn more about the fledgling carrier’s game-changing connectivity

Beijing for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

WF Scenery Studio has released Beijing Capital Airport ZBAA for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fiji Airways confirms new direct flights to Canada

The South Pacific-based airline revealed intentions to start flying to Canada – which is set to become Fiji Airways’ 20th direct international service.

Bottisham Airfield Museum P-51 unveiled

On June 18 the Bottisham Airfield Museum unveiled its freshly restored North American P-51D fibreglass replica, which previously hung from the ceiling in the American Air Museum at Duxford.

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“Aladdin's cave of aviation riches”: Capt Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown on test flying seized German jets

The most famous naval test pilot, Capt Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, marvelled at the German aviation technology he discovered at the end of World War Two. In one of his last interviews before his death in early 2016, he reflected to Aeroplane on his impressions of these incredible machines

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Niger, Djibouti become Africa's latest Bayraktar TB2 operators

Niger and Djibouti have become the most recent nations to receive Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs, becoming the fourth and fifth African nations to operate the increasingly popular UCAV

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Which airlines are still flying the Airbus A380?

With the news that Lufthansa is gearing up to reintroduce the Airbus A380 to its fleet, Key Aero examines the current state of play across the 15 global super jumbo operators in this special report

Poland orders 32 AW149s in €1.76bn deal

Poland’s Ministry of Defence has ordered 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for operation by the Polish Army

Lockheed Martin awarded ROKAF F-16 upgrade contract

Lockheed Martin has received a further contract to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF’s) fleet of F-16C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters

New Australian destination for X-Plane

Orbx has announced Brisbane International Airport for X-Plane 11 is out now.

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Norwegian MiG-15 repainted in surprising scheme

The Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron has repainted its two-seat MiG-15UTI — more precisely, a Polish-built SB Lim-2 — from its former Soviet colours into a surprising US Air Force scheme.

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Coastal Command Bristol Blenheims in World War Two

Blenheims saw considerable service on long-range shipping protection sorties, as Andrew Thomas outlines

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Belgium's 1st Fighter Squadron 'Stingers' celebrates 105 years of service

As the Belgian Air Force ‘Stingers’ Squadron celebrates 105 years of service, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on its role and how it is preparing for the arrival of the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II

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Bayraktar Akıncı B makes debut at Anatolian Eagle 22

This year's edition of Exercise Anatolian Eagle saw multiple international participants, but one visitor certainly drew a lot of attention, the Bayraktar Akıncı B UCAV

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Anatolian Eagle 2022: Turkey's premier multinational exercise in focus

AirForces Monthly reports from Turkey’s Exercise Anatolian Eagle, a multinational exercise which took place at Konya Air Base from June 16-30

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 100

Welcome to the 100th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Zimbabwe revives Hawk fleet in face of EU sanctions

The Air Force of Zimbabwe has recommissioned four Hawk Mk.60/60A ground attack/jet trainer aircraft in spite of EU sanctions that led to the air arm’s entire Hawk fleet being grounded in 2011

Papua New Guinea regains fixed-wing capability with PAC-750XL

Showing PNGDF-operated Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL XSTOL utility aircraft (serial P2-701), an image released on June 23 by the Australian Department of Defence has revealed the aircraft was made airworthy again last year after being grounded for four years

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Could Saturday flight ban at London City be scrapped?

Are flight-free Saturday afternoons at London/City Airport (LCY) about to become a thing of the past? The move forms part of wider proposals which management at the Docklands site say will help meet passenger demand over the coming decade.

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“Game-changer” Class E cargo conversion on A330-300

Thanks to a Class E conversion on the Airbus A330-300, this freighter solution would see aircraft loading undertaken by a conveyor inside the cargo hold (pictured) instead of pallets or containers.

Twentynine Palms Released

Aerosoft has released a highly detailed rendition of Twentynine Palms Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Inside photo-recce Phantom missions over Vietnam

Bill Cahill profiles the vital work of photo-recce Phantoms in the high-threat skies of Vietnam

Can you help with this Vickers Viking recovery?

Plans are being drawn up to move Vickers Viking 1B G-AGRW from Bad Vöslau Airport in north-eastern Austria to Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, where it will undergo restoration.

 

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