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Belgium commences Falcon 7X training
The Belgian Air Component has started training operations using the first of two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP transport aircraft.
CH-47 engine integration programme progresses
Boeing, GE Aviation, and the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) have further demonstrated the T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine’s performance on the CH-47 Chinook, following another successful ground test.
US approves sale of AH-64E or AH-1Z to the Philippines
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Bell AH-1Z Viper and six Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Philippines.
France receives third modernised Atlantique 2
Dassault Aviation has delivered the third Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA, France’s defence procurement agency), following its modernisation to Standard 6.
UAC delivers modernised Tu-160s to Russia
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has returned a pair of recently upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M1 Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic missile carriers to the Russian Ministry of Defence
QUIZ: How well do you know your airlines? - Part 3
This week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these small cropped livery segments? Let us know what score you get!
How technology led to the demise of the flight engineer
The navigator was the first to receive the chop and then there were three. Key.Aero recounts how the improvements in automation and system redundancy brought about the departure of another crew member from cockpits all over the world
Boeing landed with $2.5bn fine following 737 MAX fraud charges
The criminal proceedings focus on the “fraudulent and deceptive conduct” of two former employees
Unseen Luftwaffe reports from 1941
If you’ve ever wondered how aviation-related news was reported during World War Two, here’s the answer: the following article featured in The Aeroplane 80 years ago on May 9, 1941…
Historic Aviation 5-a-day
A selection of photos from the Key archive
The incredible history of the Handley Page Hastings
One of the RAF’s most famous transport aircraft made its first flight 75 years ago today...
Navigraph charts now available
Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...
Peter Stark takes a look at an innovative firefighting utility...
Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 7
This edition we discuss the circuit pattern in more detail…...