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TOPGUN TRIBUTE

To celebrate the release of the long-awaited film Top Gun: Maverick, Key.Aero is marking the occasion with special coverage of the real TOPGUN fighter weapons school and the movies with material on the original and the sequel.

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Aeroplane October 2020

Welcome to Aeroplane October 2020

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Global Airline Report 2020: European Bouncebackability

Welcome to Global Airline Report 2020: Europe...

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen Insights

An experienced Viggen pilot gives his impressions of the Swedish fighter...

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British Airways' Boeing 747s

British Airways operated 101 Boeing 747s...

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de Havilland 100: MacRobertson race Rapide

Think of de Havilland
aircraft in 1934’s MacRobertson International Air Race from England to Australia...

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FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

The aviation industry has been hit on a scale never experienced...

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IN PICTURES: The early days of BOAC's Comet 4

In the de Havilland Comet 4, the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) had an aircraft able to rejuvenate a bit of national pride in commercial aviation, and to consign to history memories of the disasters that befell the original Comets. In conducting pre-delivery and route-proving flights, BOAC’s new flagships demonstrated their excellent performance to the full — and The Aeroplane was there to document these occasions

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Global Airline Report 2020: Next-gen Narrowbodies Win Out

Welcome to Global Airline Report 2020: Fleet Retirements/Arrivals

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen Technical Details

Design and construction of the stunning double-delta...

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Global Airline Report 2020: Dilemmas in Dubai and Durban

Welcome to Global Airline Report 2020: Africa/Middle East...

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Q&A October 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...

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THE FUTURE OF FUELS

It has been a turbulent year for the commercial aviation sector...

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de Havilland 100: Hornets in Malaya

The initial conception of the de Havilland Hornet as a Pacific theatre fighter seemed distant...

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DENTIST’S CHAIR OR RIGHT-HAND SEAT?

When considering his career options, Joe Diebolder opted against dentistry...

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Aeroplane meets... Ted Inman

IWM Duxford’s instrumental, influential former director...

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PERSONAL ALBUM: THIRTIES’ CROYDON

Many years ago, reader John Evans was loaned a large collection of black and white negatives...

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Global Airline Report 2020: A Tale of Two Continents

Welcome to Global Airline Report 2020: Americas...

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The Aeroplane News from October 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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The Queen and her Captain

Few people on Earth know the Boeing 747 better than the pilots...

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de Havilland 100: “Far better than we thought”

That the Mosquito was among the finest British designs of the Second World War...

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59 - A Supersonic Return

In the seventh and final exclusive video, Key.Aero explores how the X-59 QueSST and NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstration could be the key to civil supersonic air travel making a viable comeback in the future.

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The Last Operators of the F-4 Phantom

The sun is setting on the mighty McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as operator numbers continue to decrease. Key.Aero takes a look at which nations still operate this military aviation icon

Why airline pilots make good drone operators

Recognising the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic could present to its graduates, a UK airline pilot flight school now offers a path to a career as a drone operator. Key Aero speaks to the academy’s CEO

USMC F-35Bs arrive at RAF Marham

Ten USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs from VMFA-211 ‘Wake Island Avengers’ arrived at RAF Marham in Norfolk, UK, on September 3.

Sweden offers Gripen C/D to Croatia

Representatives from the Swedish government formally offered 12 new Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D multi-role fighters to Croatia on September 9.

 

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British-Irish Airports Expo 2022

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London, United Kingdom

The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo is the trade show for all stakeholders on the airport campus. Typically, an expo of up to 150 exhibitors, and six conferences, attended by 2,300++ visitors, the 2022 British-Irish Airports EXPO moves from Olympia to take place at ExCeL London on 22-23 June 2022.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The Royal International Air Tattoo will return in 2022 from 15-17 July. Friday will again be the preview day with a 4-hour flying display whilst Saturday and Sunday will both be full show days with over seven hours of thrilling flying displays each day.

ILA Berlin 2022

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Schönefeld, Germany

Under the motto "Pioneering Aerospace" the #ILA22 will take place for the first time at the newly opened BER Airport in the heart of Europe. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) as ILA brand owner and Messe Berlin GmbH as organizer are expecting trade visitors from all over the world, high-ranking guests from international, European and German politics and of course the numerous visitors of the public days in Berlin for the first time in four years

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The Shuttleworth Family Air Show will have all kinds of exciting attractions both on the ground and in the skies. Be prepared to be thrilled!