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50th anniversary inbound! Find out which international airline has just recently celebrated half a century of flying to the USA – back in 1972, its first US services consisted of just two routes flown by the iconic Boeing 707. Can you guess? No need, just find out here…
In the second part of our interview with Squadron Leader Mark ‘Suggs’ Sugden, James Peene asks the current officer in charge of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight about what lies in store for 2022
An airport with an 11,500ft-long runway took just 75 days to finish resurfacing work - the amount of asphalt laid was equivalent to a 200km-long road! But, which airport in what country you ask – find out here!
As the aviation world springs back to life, it's high time for a test which will sort the British Airways aficionados from the BA bunglers! All data is as supplied via British Airways and represents the maximum passenger capacity, unless otherwise stated. Good luck!
Red Bull is known for its daredevil stunts and tomorrow two of its athletes will attempt something the company says has never been done before: pilots swapping aircraft mid-flight. Key.Aero sits down with one of them to find out more
After F-4 Phantom crewman Roger Locher was shot down in Vietnam, a Jolly Green Giant made one of the most audacious rescues in USAF history. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver investigates
Angola has become the 38th global export customer for the Airbus C295 family of medium-lift tactical airlifters, with the company announcing that the nation has placed a firm order for three aircraft to perform multi-role operations on April 21
A familiar sight in the skies above Cornwall and Devon but less so elsewhere, Ian Harding considers the unique and specialised operations of the Dauphin II helicopter that performs an important Flag Officer Sea Training role on behalf of the Royal Navy
The Grumman Hellcat was among the US Navy’s principal World War Two combat aircraft. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this fighter, which turned out to be a powerful weapon
As part of $800m-worth of additional security assistance, the US is to supply an additional 11 Mi-17 helicopters to Ukraine along with a range of other military equipment. This supplementary military aid was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on April 13.
Chinese investigators have completed a preliminary report into the March 21 crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800.
Scenery developer Flightbeam Studio has released NZWN Wellington Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Equipped with British and American F-35Bs, HMS Queen Elizabeth successfully completed her first operational deployment in December 2021. US Navy Lt Cdr Rick Burgess (Ret) details the mission through the eyes of VMFA-211 – the USMC F-35B unit that embarked on the carrier – and how it further strengthened the UK-US alliance
A new specialist freight division at one of Canada’s largest carriers has accepted its first aircraft. WestJet Cargo welcomed the 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter) on lease from BBAM, making the Calgary-based firm the first in Canada to operate the type.
The modernisation of Brazil’s McDonnell Douglas AF-1B/C Skyhawk fighter-interceptor/ground attack aircraft fleet has been completed by Embraer, with the final example being handed back to the Brazilian Navy during a ceremony on April 20
Pulled from a Russian lake in 1997, a Curtiss Kittyhawk has returned to the sky over New Zealand. Gavin Conroy reports on the lengthy restoration of this combat veteran
Argentina’s Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica (MNA) has received a boost in its bid to restore Junkers Ju 52/3mge 4043, an aircraft that once served the Argentine Air Force (FAA) as T-158.
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