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HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: RACERS OF THE 1920s & 30s

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these racing types from the 1920s and ‘30s?

The 'last Dambuster' Johnny Johnson dies aged 101

Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson has passed away, aged 101

Newark announces Vulcan cockpit tours

The cockpit of XM594 will be open to visitors one weekend in February

Legendary Spitfire pilot Carolyn Grace dies

The historic aviation world is mourning a trailblazing operator and pilot

Yorkshire Buccaneer officially changes hands

Twenty-six years after it first arrived at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX901 has been officially adopted by the Elvington-based attraction

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Military

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New F-16C colour-bird for USAF’s ‘Wild Ducks’

A new Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon colour-bird for the USAF’s 309th Fighter Squadron ‘Wild Ducks’ was spotted at Luke AFB, Arizona, after completing its first flight in its striking new livery on November 18

US approves sale of CH-47F Chinooks to South Korea

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of 18 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters, complete with related equipment and support services, to South Korea for an estimated cost of $1.5bn

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Bahrain shows off upgraded AH-1FB Cobras

Two upgraded Royal Bahraini Air Force AH-1FB Cobras made their public debut during the latest edition of the Bahrain International Airshow, held from November 9-11, 2022

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Commercial

Etihad’s A380 is back: here’s everything you need to know

After months of speculation, Etihad Airways has today (December 9) officially confirmed that it will be flying the Airbus A380 once again. While some details are still to be finalised, Key Aero has gathered everything you need to know about the return of the iconic super jumbo.

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Aviation sustainability: Why United Airlines is very optimistic

From eVTOLs to the supersonic Boom aircraft: United Airlines has no shortage of pioneering projects in the pipeline. Richard Schuurman catches up with Lauren Riley, its chief sustainability officer, to learn more.

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Top American airline executives on 2023 outlook

It’s no secret that it’s been a bumpy few years for aviation, but what might 2023 have in store? Tom Batchelor travels to Las Vegas to gauge the views of top executives from some of the biggest carriers in North America.

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Flight Simulation

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Carenado’s PC12 review

In this review, we take Carenado’s rendition of one of the more popular single-engine turboprop aircraft on the market for a spin – the Pilatus PC-12.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XI: Canada

In this review, we travel to Canada and discover what the latest World Update from Microsoft has to offer.

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Detroit

The latest US destination from iniBuilds is Detroit Metro Airport (KDTW) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.