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Boeing 757

This week on Key.Aero we’re celebrating the venerable Boeing 757 as it marks its 40th year of commercial service. In a series of special features, we highlight some of the type’s more unusual roles and explore what has made it such a capable and hard to replace airliner.

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Military

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AFSOC’s secretive CN-235 supports Biden’s visit to Europe

US Air Force Special Operations Command’s sole CASA CN-235M-100 was one of the many aircraft to journey to Eastern Europe to during the past week to support US President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, and his pre-planned meeting with other NATO leaders in Warsaw, Poland

Cost of UK's final Tranche 1 F-35B Lightning IIs to increase

The price of the final Tranche 1 F-35B Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to be acquired by the UK is set to rise by 6%, the Ministry of Defence has revealed

BREAKING: Exercise Cobra Warrior participating air forces confirmed

The RAF has confirmed the participating air forces for its upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior.

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Ukraine-Russia War: An expert analysis of the first year

On the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine, Vladimir Trendafilovski provides a detailed analysis of the brutal conflict which began with Russia’s full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022

Notorious ‘Blacksnakes’ to bid farewell to venerable A-10Cs

Having operated the venerable A-10C Thunderbolt II since 2010, the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing ‘Blacksnakes’ will bid a fond farewell to the type after it recently announced it had formally been approved to convert to the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon

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Commercial

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Behind the scenes with Nevada's forest fire fighters

The Nevada Division of Forestry relies heavily on its fleet of helicopters, not just for fire duties. Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink flew with the Nevada Division of Forestry Aviation Services to learn about its mission

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Airliner World April 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Russia and India to join forces on airliner production?

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is assessing the possibility of launching localised production of several airliner types in India.

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Historic

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Which air forces flew the Gloster Meteor night-fighter?

 Although by no means so prolific as single-seat Meteor exports, the night fighter was supplied in modest numbers to NATO and Middle Eastern countries

V-bomber cockpits taken on at Duxford

At the end of last year, the Essex-based Cockpit Collection donated a pair of V-bomber noses to IWM Duxford

New owner sought for refurbished Trojan

After a recent upgrade by Swiss organisation Aerotech, a T-28 is ready for a new owner

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Flight Simulation

Oklahoma City for Microsoft Flight Simulator incoming

iniBuilds has announced Oklahoma City for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

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iniBuilds’ Airbus A310 reviewed

The Airbus A310 is the first truly complex airliner to be included as a default aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Let’s jump in and see how it measures up.

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Aerosoft’s Offshore Landmarks: North Sea review

With the release of Offshore Landmarks: North Sea pack, Aerosoft found a very interesting way to bring something new and different to Microsoft Flight Simulator - it has filled the North Sea with things to see and do. We take a closer look.

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Upcoming Events

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in

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Henstridge, United Kingdom

Fly-in

Fundacion Infante de Orleans flying day

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Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport, Spain

There are monthly exhibitions (except in January and August, because of the adverse weather conditions typical of those months), in which around 20 aircraft take to the air.

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.

Microlight Trade Show

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Winchester, United Kingdom

The event webpage page says: "The Microlight Trade Fair has been running at Popham Airfield for over 20 years. We are delighted to welcome manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK & Europe for this two day event."

Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in Weekend

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Bodmin, United Kingdom

Cornwall Flying Club is hosting a fly-In for the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka

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Blenheim, New Zealand

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka is an action-packed family-friendly event and in 2023 it will be held over Easter Weekend, 7th - 9th of April.