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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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Lockheed Martin to build 129 F-35s under mega $7.6bn contract

US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for the procurement of 129 Lot 15 F-35 Lightning IIs

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Everything you need to know about the Ilyushin Il-76

The Ilyushin Il-76 has been the most important transport aircraft in the Russian Air Force inventory since the 1970s. Production has restarted after a two-decade hiatus on an updated version of a type that has also served as a tanker, early warning platform and civilian freighter, among other duties. Piotr Butowski examines the type’s history.

Czech MOD seeking Israeli UAV acquisition

The Czech Ministry of Defence has revealed that it is set to open negotiations with the Israeli government for the acquisition of three Israel Aerospace Industries-developed Heron I unmanned aerial vehicles for aerial reconnaissance duties

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Historic

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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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FlyPast October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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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

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Commercial

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Inflight entertainment - what's new?

Tom Batchelor looks at the increasingly sophisticated inflight entertainment that passengers have come to expect

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Why does Emirates operate so many A380s?

Emirates is the largest operator of the Airbus A380 employing it on its shortest and longest routes. In the June 2017 issue of Aviation News, Martyn Cartledge examined the widebody’s role with the Middle Eastern carrier.

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…

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Flight Simulation

iniBuilds announces new partnership with iBlueYonder

iniBuilds and iBlueYonder have announced a partnership for the development of Dallas Love Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Introducing DCS: Sinai

Eagle Dynamics has announced the development of the upcoming DCS: Sinai map by third-party developer OnReTech.

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PC Pilot - Meet the Author

We meet our man from the 'Land Down Under': Peter Stark. Peter has been writing for PC Pilot since Issue 45 and has extensive experience as a pilot, in the real as well as the virtual world and is best known for his popular and long-running ‘Back to Basics’ and ‘Flight Adventure’ series.

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