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You Can Be My Wingman Any Time

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals have put their own lives at risk...

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen Development

How neutral Sweden developed its most advanced aircraft yet...

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A Heinkel in ‘Hellfire Corner’

To look at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum’s CASA 2.111 now...

de Havilland 100: School of Excellence

To be able to say you were trained by the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School...

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AIRLINE HISTORY: Airlink

There’s never been a quicker means of travelling between Heathrow and Gatwick...

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Global Airline Report 2020: Storage Spotlight

Welcome to Global Airline Report 2020: Storage

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Farewell to the Queen

An integral part of the company’s long-haul line-up mere months ago...

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A Contactless Airport Journey?

With COVID-19 continuing to influence where, how, and when we fly...

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Aeroplane October 2020

Welcome to Aeroplane October 2020

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Trendsetter: The Sud Aviation Caravelle

France’s first foray into manufacturing jet airliners...

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen Insights

An experienced Viggen pilot gives his impressions of the Swedish fighter...

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de Havilland 100: MacRobertson race Rapide

Think of de Havilland
aircraft in 1934’s MacRobertson International Air Race from England to Australia...

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59 - A Supersonic Return

In the seventh and final exclusive video, Key.Aero explores how the X-59 QueSST and NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstration could be the key to civil supersonic air travel making a viable comeback in the future.

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The Last Operators of the F-4 Phantom

The sun is setting on the mighty McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as operator numbers continue to decrease. Key.Aero takes a look at which nations still operate this military aviation icon

Why airline pilots make good drone operators

Recognising the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic could present to its graduates, a UK airline pilot flight school now offers a path to a career as a drone operator. Key Aero speaks to the academy’s CEO

USMC F-35Bs arrive at RAF Marham

Ten USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs from VMFA-211 ‘Wake Island Avengers’ arrived at RAF Marham in Norfolk, UK, on September 3.

Sweden offers Gripen C/D to Croatia

Representatives from the Swedish government formally offered 12 new Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D multi-role fighters to Croatia on September 9.

Tecnam P2010 Touches Down in Prepar3D

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Tecnam P2010 for Prepar3D version 4 and 5 is now available.

Historic Aviation Quiz

How will you fare in this week's historic aviation quiz?

Aircraft Report: A-10 Thunderbolt II

First flown in 1972, the ‘Warthog’ is primarily used for ground attacks against armoured vehicles and tanks. It is highly manoeuvrable at low speeds and altitude, making it a highly accurate weapons-delivery platform.

Boom to explore supersonic VIP transports for USAF

Boom Supersonic was awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) on September 8 to explore options for a supersonic executive transport aircraft, which could be employed by the service.

Three more A330 MRTTs for France

France's Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced on September 3 that three additional Airbus A330s have been ordered for conversion into Phénix Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.

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The man who made dogfighting look easy

On July 5, 1944, Francis ‘Gabby’ Gabreski shot down his 28th German plane. It would make him the top American flying ace over Europe – and the country’s newest celebrity

EasyJet cuts capacity – and blames government

In light of recent changes to the government’s quarantine rules, the low-cost carrier expects to operate less than 40% of planned capacity in the fourth quarter

KAI’s KF-X prototype enters final assembly

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) launched final assembly of its first Korea Fighter eXperiment (KF-X) multi-role fighter prototype at its Sacheon facility in the South Gyeongsang province on September 1.

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