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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Military

MQ-25 refuels F/A-18F in historic first

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked a historic milestone on June 4, when the platform conducted the first-ever aerial refuelling operation between an unmanned tanker and a manned receiver aircraft

Contract issued for Philippine Hercules refurbishment

Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility has been contracted to perform Excess Defense Article regeneration work on a number of Philippine Air Force C-130 Hercules tactical transports under the US Foreign Military Sales programme

VIDEO: RAF discusses new 'Union Jack' livery for Typhoon display

The RAF rolled out a new ‘Union Jack’ inspired paint scheme for the display jet of the Typhoon Display Team last month. At the unveiling, we spoke with Wg Cdr Jim Calvert, the officer commanding No 29 Squadron, about the role of his unit and the fighter’s colourful new livery

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Commercial

Southwest reveals 737 MAX return plans

Following the decision by the FAA to un-ground the jet, the American low-cost carrier set out its approach to getting the type back in the sky

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The only airline in North Korea

Dubbed the “worst airline” in the world, Air Koryo’s reputation as the North Korean flag carrier is formidable just by its association with the country. Key.Aero recounts the history of this very unique operator

Why Wizz Air A321 aborted take-off at V1

An AAIB report finds that pitot probes had become blocked by something the size of a grain of rice…

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Flight Simulation

Just Flight releases PA-28R Arrow III

The PA-28R Arrow III is a four-seat piston-engine light aircraft incorporating a retractable tricycle landing gear and constant-speed propeller – an ideal aircraft for touring and instrument training.

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Queen of the Skies II

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Austria Pro HD West

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