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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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The intense aerial attacks that sunk Hitler's battleship Tirpitz

Graham Pitchfork describes the intense efforts to neutralise the threat of the battleship Tirpitz

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Aviation News August 2022

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1967 flashback: Yak-40 insights from Yakovlev’s deputy chief designer

Yakovlev’s deputy chief designer Ye G Adler gave ‘Aeroplane’ readers of the May 3, 1967 issue detailed insights into the construction and capabilities of the new Yak-40 regional jet, which at the time was undergoing flight tests

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The pre-war luxury aircraft that no one wanted

Advanced for its time, the 1935 Heston Phoenix carried five people in luxury on only 205hp, and had a retractable undercarriage. Mike Hooks discovers why the Phoenix failed to rise

Historic Aviation Quiz

It's that time of the week again! How will you get on with this week's quiz?

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Two more Kazakh L-39Cs fly again from Aero

Two of ten Kazakhstan Air Defence Force (KADF) L-39C Albatrosses that have been going through overhaul and upgrade at Aero Vodochody since mid-2020, were seen flying from the company's facility near Prague, Czech Republic, on September 7

Indian government gives go-ahead for Tejas Mk 2

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security gave approval at a meeting on September 1 for design and development of the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tejas Mk 2 4.5-generation, medium-weight supersonic fighter

Boeing advances manned-unmanned teaming with MQ-25 Stingray

Boeing announced on September 6 that it has digitally demonstrated a new open autonomy architecture for the MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based aerial refuelling UAV that will allow the US Navy to increase mission effectiveness by integrating MUM-T capability at speed and scale

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Commercial

Harbour Air completes first all-electric point-to-point flight

Harbour Air has successfully completed its first all-electric point-to-point test flight - Key Aero has the essential details on this pioneering sortie

Wizz Air U-turn on Russian flights

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has withdrawn plans to relaunch daily connections to Moscow, following criticism from international observers.

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Airbus A321XLR: what's different about this new airliner

As Airbus begins test-flying a new A321 that pushes the range for a single aisle airliner to unparalleled numbers, it is set to become a new force in air travel. But what’s different about this one? Mark Broadbent reports

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Flight Simulation

Grasshopper Takes Flight in MSFS

Flight Replicas has released the L-4 Grasshopper for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fulcrum One Throttle Kickstarter Campaign Launched

Fulcrum Simulator Controls has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Fulcrum One Throttle Quadrant.

DCS: South Atlantic Map Enters Early Access

Razbam has announced South Atlantic Map is now available in Early Access.

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