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Announcing SkyMaxx Pro Version 5

X-Aviation has revealed SkyMaxx Pro v5 for X-Plane 11 is due to be released imminently.

Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.

BAE Systems to support USMC Harrier II fleet until 2029

BAE Systems revealed on January 12 that Vertex Aerospace has selected it as a subcontractor to support the logistics and maintenance operations of the USMC’s AV-8B Harrier II fleet until 2029

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach young children at home while juggling work? We feel your pain! That's why we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks to keep the kids occupied while you try to get some work done...

VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

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AirForces Monthly February 2021

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Colombia selects AW139 as new presidential helicopter

Colombia has ordered a single Leonardo AW139 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopter to serve under the nation’s air force in a presidential transport role, the company announced on January 11

VIDEO: Exclusive guided tour of JetBlue’s new A220 cabin

Ahead of beginning services with the new jet in the spring, Key.Aero meets Mariya Stoyanova, the airline’s director of product development who provides a tour of the aircraft’s brand-new cabin

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here!

USAF deploys MQ-9A Reapers to Romania

The USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of MQ-9A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and approximately 90 airmen to Romania’s 71st Air Base in Câmpia Turzii

PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Just Flight has released new screenshots of the PA-28R Arrow III currently in development for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

BA is selling suitcases containing 747 parts

Following the jumbo’s retirement last year, the flag carrier is now offering limited edition luggage

VIDEO: The incredible story of a lost Halifax

Used for the bombing raid on the Tirpitz, this Halifax crash-landed on a frozen lake in Norway. 26 years later, it was found by a team of divers…

Boeing reveals order for ‘final four’ 747-8s

Ahead of next year’s end to production, the last remaining jumbos have found a home

Northrop Grumman to provide electronic warfare suite for USAF F-16s

The USAF has contracted Northrop Grumman to complete the prototyping efforts of its new electronic warfare suite, which will be integrated onto the service’s Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fleet

Finnair adds one-way ticket fares for European flights

The move is designed to stimulate demand and provide travellers with even more flexibility

Torp for Microsoft Flight Simulator In Development

Orbx has unveiled the next Norwegian destination from Finn Hansen and Jakub Łukaszewski - Sandefjord Torp Airport.

Lockheed Martin awarded $1.28bn F-35 sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$1.28bn contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to support the operation and sustainment of the global F-35 Lightning II fleet until June 30, 2021

UAC rolls out another modernised Il-76MD-M transport

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the modernisation of another Ilyushin Il-76MD-M strategic transport, which will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence in the near future

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 25

Welcome to the 25th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Here’s how many jets Airbus delivered in 2020

Ahead of the release of its financial results next month, the aircraft manufacturer revealed its delivery and order performance for last year

Sriwijaya Air 737 crash: What do we know so far?

The aviation industry was shaken over the weekend following the loss of an Indonesian airliner. Key.Aero reviews what is known about the flight, aircraft and airline involved

HX-21 bids fond farewell to historic Sea King

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) revealed on January 6 that it has retired a historic Sikorsky NVH-3A Sea King, which spent 32 years supporting the development of the US’ presidential helicopter fleet

Lancaster Vs. Flying Fortress

Rounding off our Lancaster week, we take a look at the stats of Britain's iconic WWII bomber in comparison to America's...

Saudi Arabia’s GBU-39 SDB I purchase approved by US

The US has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 3,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I) munitions to Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on December 29

 

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