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Could this electric ‘sea-glider’ spell the end of the ferry?

Brittany Ferries unveils radical new aircraft which would make crossing the channel six times faster than a boat

£1 million project to research the Cold War in museums

The three-year project, entitled Materialising the Cold War, will culminate in a major exhibition about Scotland and the Cold War

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What's in the 2022 US Defense Budget?

We look at the pros and cons of the recently released US Defense Budget request for the coming financial year

100 years since first African-American Female Pilot

After learning to fly in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became a renowned stunt pilot at airshows across the United States

F-35s from four nations take part in Falcon Strike 21

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters from four nations gathered together at Amendola Air Base in Italy’s Foggia province for Exercise Falcon Strike 21, which took place from June 7-15

Afghan Mi-17 crashes in Jaghatu

An Afghan Air Force-operated Mil Mi-17/17V-5 'Hip-H' heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter crashed during the night of June 8-9 in the Jaghatu district of Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province, following a technical malfunction

VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System Coming this Summer

Turtle Beach Corporation has announced its entry into gaming simulation hardware with the VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System.

Turkmenistan receives first C-27J Spartan

The Turkmenistan Air Force has received the first of an undisclosed number of Leonardo C-27J Spartan Next Generation (NG) tactical transports, following its arrival in-country on June 6

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FlyPast August 2021

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Analysis: The Stobart Air story and how it collapsed

Known most in recent years for operating Aer Lingus Regional flights, Stobart Air collapsed over the weekend leaving passengers stranded and almost 500 jobs at risk. Key.Aero details the story of the little known 50-year-old carrier and examines how it got to this position

USAF retires final OC-135B following Open Skies withdrawal

The USAF formally retired the second and final Boeing OC-135B photo observation aircraft on June 4, following a ceremony at Lincoln Airport in Nebraska, which is serving as the temporary home of the 55th Wing’s 45th RS

10 classic British naval aircraft of World War II

The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role during World War II – these were some of the Royal Navy’s most formidable flying machines

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Finland issues F/A-18 sustainment tenders

Finland issued a series of tenders as part of an ongoing sustainment efforts to maintain the current fleet of 62 F/A-18 Hornets

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 5

As rivals to Rafale mull fast jet secondhand offerings and the US hits an unmanned aviation first, Air Warrior Podcast host Richard Thomas chats with freelance defence journalist Alexander Mladenov on the venerable Mi-24 attack helicopter as the type nears 50 years in military service

WATCH: The Tiger Nine Formation Team (starring two ex-Concorde pilots!)

Jeff Milsom from the Tiger Nine Display Team chats to Key.Aero about the pilot’s ‘audition’ process, and the similarities between the Tiger Moth and a crisp packet…

Sierra Nevada wins KC-130J Harvest HAWK Plus contract

Sierra Nevada Corporation has been selected by NAVAIR to support the installation of the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit (HAWK) onto two USMC-operated Lockheed Martin KC-130J tactical tanker-transports

Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Xbox

Asobo Studio has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to the Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass on July 27.

Tornado F3 Takes Flight in Prepar3D

Just Flight has announced the Tornado F3 for Prepar3D v4/v5 has been released.

Germany ends 14-year Tornado/Heron recon mission in Afghanistan

The German Air Force’s Tactical Air Force Wing 51 ‘Immelmann’ has marked the end of an era, following the cessation of the unit’s 14-year-long reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan

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Airports of the World Issue 96 - July-August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Inside the brand-new Western Sydney Airport

With so many airports at a COVID-19-driven standstill, it is refreshing to see work continue on a new hub. Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey updates Tara Craig on progress

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Heading for hydrogen?

As airports around the world continue to showcase their ambitious net zero carbon targets, Tara Craig looks into a potential ‘wonder fuel’ for the future: hydrogen

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Inside Birmingham's revolutionary Eurohub terminal

The former Eurohub at Birmingham Airport would have been 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Lee Cross examines the history behind the revolutionary passenger terminal

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How London Southend is preparing to reopen its doors

While no UK facility has been immune to the turbulence of the...

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