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This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-senior commander says RAF ‘requires reset’ to meet Russian threat

In a wide-ranging interview with Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara, Air Marshal Greg Bagwell (ret’d) offers his thoughts on the air war in Ukraine and the future of the RAF in light of the heightened security situation in Europe

First brand-new F-35A delivered to 461st FLTS

The USAF's 412th Test Wing announced on August 15 that the first of six brand-new F-35A Lightning IIs has been delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, California

Emirates bolsters Australian network

Another city ‘Down Under’ is set for the resumption of Airbus A380 services. Read more on Key.Aero to find out which one…

Latvia delivers Mi-2s and Mi-17s to Ukraine

Latvia’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 15 that it had donated four helicopters to Ukraine

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Sydney-based training centre cleared for take-off

A new purpose-built facility will enable the Qantas Group to train up to 4,500 crew annually on current and future aircraft types.

Avro RJ Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator in development

Following the release of the 146 Professional earlier in the year, the Just Flight development team has announced it is working on its successor, the Avro RJ series for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

US Navy loses T-45C Goshawk in Texas crash

A US Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed on August 16 near Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas

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Convair B-36 Peacemaker: The World’s Biggest Bomber

In the March 2014 issue of Aviation News, Doug Gordon told the story of the world’s largest bomber, Convair’s B-36 Peacemaker, Strategic Air Command’s first intercontinental nuclear delivery platform

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Boeing 767 vs Boeing 777: an in-depth comparison

The 767 and 777 heralded a new age in transatlantic travel, with Boeing adopting new approaches to their design and manufacture. We compare the two twin-engine types to find out how they match up.

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FS Academy – Jetliner review

The product under review here is designed for those who are competent with the rudiments of flying but who would like to progress to something a bit more challenging, which in this case is an Airbus A320.

Argentina receives first modernised EMB-312 Tucano

The Argentine Air Force marked a major milestone on August 5, when it accepted its first modernised Embraer EMB-312 Tucano during a ceremony at the Aeroparque Military Air Station in Buenos Aires

American Airlines goes supersonic in 60-jet megadeal

US major could acquire up to 60 supersonic airliners under new purchase agreement. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

TUI tail-strike at Manchester after “disjointed” training

Pandemic-related delays to training have been highlighted in an air safety report following a tail-strike at Manchester Airport. The AAIB has published a bulletin into the events which led to the tail of a TUI Boeing 737 coming into contact with the runway.

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Qantas Freight to boost A321P2F fleet

Qantas Freight is set to boost its narrowbody fleet of aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

Airbus H125 for X-Plane released

Cowan Simulation has announced the H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) is now available for X-Plane 11.

RCAF grounds CT-114 Tutor fleet following Snowbirds accident

The Canadian Armed Forces announced on August 10 that the Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has ordered an operational pause on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor fleet following an aircraft accident

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Work scheduled to start on Georgia P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt 44-89136 (N844WA) arrived at Peachtree City, Georgia on August 1 where it is to be restored by the Georgia Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

Malaysia Airlines to acquire next-gen widebodies

The Malaysian flag carrier plans to add a brand-new widebody type to its fleet. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

Qatar receives first Eurofighter Typhoon during UK ceremony

The first Eurofighter Typhoon for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was formally handed over during a formal roll-out ceremony at BAE Systems’ facility in Warton, Lancashire, on August 15

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ICBM missileer to B-52 pilot on Gulf War missions – an extraordinary career

The October 2017 issue of Aviation News featured Tom Kaminski’s article on how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s and command the type’s weapons school

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Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

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NASA's Space Launch System - what next?

NASA’s Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever, but where do the latest setbacks leave the mission?

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Orbx's EU Great Britain North reviewed

Great Britain is one of the best-represented corners of the world when it comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator scenery. Not only have the isles been treated to their very own world update from Asobo but Orbx has now released its second add-on in a series of ‘off airport’ scenery packs that brings hundreds of missing landmarks to the United Kingdom.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 106

Welcome to the 106th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

South Korean F-4E crashes into the Yellow Sea

A McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II belonging to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has been written off after the fighter/ground attack aircraft crashed into the Yellow Sea during a mission on August 12

 

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