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This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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FS Academy – Jetliner Review Review Premium

FS Academy – Jetliner review

The product under review here is designed for those who are competent with the rudiments of flying but who would like to progress to something a bit more challenging, which in this case is an Airbus A320.

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FlyPast October 2022

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Argentina receives first modernised EMB-312 Tucano

The Argentine Air Force marked a major milestone on August 5, when it accepted its first modernised Embraer EMB-312 Tucano during a ceremony at the Aeroparque Military Air Station in Buenos Aires

American Airlines goes supersonic in 60-jet megadeal

US major could acquire up to 60 supersonic airliners under new purchase agreement. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

TUI tail-strike at Manchester after “disjointed” training

Pandemic-related delays to training have been highlighted in an air safety report following a tail-strike at Manchester Airport. The AAIB has published a bulletin into the events which led to the tail of a TUI Boeing 737 coming into contact with the runway.

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Qantas Freight to boost A321P2F fleet

Qantas Freight is set to boost its narrowbody fleet of aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

Airbus H125 for X-Plane released

Cowan Simulation has announced the H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) is now available for X-Plane 11.

RCAF grounds CT-114 Tutor fleet following Snowbirds accident

The Canadian Armed Forces announced on August 10 that the Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has ordered an operational pause on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor fleet following an aircraft accident

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Work scheduled to start on Georgia P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt 44-89136 (N844WA) arrived at Peachtree City, Georgia on August 1 where it is to be restored by the Georgia Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

Malaysia Airlines to acquire next-gen widebodies

The Malaysian flag carrier plans to add a brand-new widebody type to its fleet. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

Qatar receives first Eurofighter Typhoon during UK ceremony

The first Eurofighter Typhoon for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was formally handed over during a formal roll-out ceremony at BAE Systems’ facility in Warton, Lancashire, on August 15

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Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

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ICBM missileer to B-52 pilot on Gulf War missions – an extraordinary career

The October 2017 issue of Aviation News featured Tom Kaminski’s article on how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s and command the type’s weapons school

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NASA's Space Launch System - what next?

NASA’s Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever, but where do the latest setbacks leave the mission?

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Orbx's EU Great Britain North reviewed

Great Britain is one of the best-represented corners of the world when it comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator scenery. Not only have the isles been treated to their very own world update from Asobo but Orbx has now released its second add-on in a series of ‘off airport’ scenery packs that brings hundreds of missing landmarks to the United Kingdom.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 106

Welcome to the 106th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

South Korean F-4E crashes into the Yellow Sea

A McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II belonging to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has been written off after the fighter/ground attack aircraft crashed into the Yellow Sea during a mission on August 12

iniBuilds announces new partnership with iBlueYonder

iniBuilds and iBlueYonder have announced a partnership for the development of Dallas Love Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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How the Italian Air Force is integrating its fourth- and fifth-gen combat forces

AirForces Monthly gained exclusive access to the Italian Air Force's frontline squadrons as they join forces with their latest fighters, as Giovanni Colla, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi report

Introducing DCS: Sinai

Eagle Dynamics has announced the development of the upcoming DCS: Sinai map by third-party developer OnReTech.

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Legendary test pilot Alex Henshaw on flying the Lancaster

The Vickers-Armstrongs plant at Castle Bromwich turned out 305 Lancasters during World War Two. In a feature first published in Aeroplane’s September 1983 issue,  test pilot Alex Henshaw recalled flying the first of them — and the machinations leading up to it

Avro Vulcan XH558 set to leave Doncaster - UPDATED

A one-off, final flight is among the options being considered 

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The story behind the massive Antonov An-124

Named Ruslan by the Russians and Ukrainians and Condor by NATO, the Antonov An-124 is the world’s heaviest series-made military transport aircraft as well as being used by a number of civilian companies.  In the March 2016 issue of Aviation News, Piotr Butowski profiled this giant heavy hauler

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

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Fenix Simulations’ A320 review

When industry newcomer Fenix Simulations announced a sub £50 A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the anticipation was high. The burning question is though, can a brand-new team really pull off a fully realised A320 for such a low price? Let's find out.

 

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