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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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Great Dane Bounds onto the Scene

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Above it all - Boeing’s 307 Stratoliner

Boeing’s 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial airliner capable of cruising above stormy weather...

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A drive to... Sherburn

Ken Ellis samples the extraordinary heritage of a thriving North Yorkshire aerodrome...

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Legacy of the 'Bloody Paralyser'

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan reports exclusively on one group’s efforts to build a flying replica...

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A380 to make way for A321 production increase

Airbus is to capitalise on the drawing down of its A380 production line by boosting A320 Family production at its Toulouse/Blagnac site.

Qatar Airways responds to Russia probe

Two former Qatar Airways employees based in Russia have been found guilty of charges relating an abuse of authority.

Flybe Saved from Brink of Collapse

THE UK’S largest regional airline, Flybe, has been saved from administration following government intervention.

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