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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC available on pre-order

Honeycomb Aeronautical has announced the new and upgraded Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Honeycomb Xbox Hub are now available for pre-order.

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Why is Ireland the world's aircraft leasing capital?

More than 60% of the world’s leased aircraft are managed by Irish companies. Why is this and what does the future of the industry look like? Tom Batchelor reports

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Airbus A321XLR: All you need to know

The long-legged, pond-crossing, single-aisle 757 heir apparent has made its first flight.  Here’s the big questions answered.

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Just Flight's 146 Professional Review

Just Flight is no stranger to the British Aerospace 146, having previously released excellent renditions of this classic British airliner for Prepar3D and X-Plane. This time, we take a look at the latest rendition of the 146 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and see how it measures up.

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Large regional airline in reservation agreement for Airlander 10 airship

With an aircraft reservation agreement for UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) Airlander 10, the pioneering type is set for initial operations across Spain in the years to come.

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Exclusive Norse first-flight review: Oslo to JFK

Key Aero was just one of only two English-language media outlets onboard the inaugural flight from Oslo to New York/JFK!

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update X: USA Now Available

In the latest World Update, Asobo Studio and Microsoft return to the US, adding even more unique landscapes, cityscapes and breathtaking vistas to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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No 312 Squadron: Inside the last Dutch F-16 unit

AirForces Monthly visits No 312 Squadron, the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s only fully operational fighter unit and sole remaining employer of the F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon, as it prepares to transition to the F-35A Lightning II

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Future fuels: Aircraft engine makers' efforts to adopt greener fuels

Sustainability needs to be more than just a buzz word. Tom Batchelor looks at how engine makers innovating with the use of clean fuels

A June 1941, and thus pre-delivery, image of Mosquito PRI W4051. The first such production example, this was the aircraft flown by Fg Off Victor Ricketts with observer Sgt Boris Lukhmanoff on post-strike reconnaissance following the attack on the Billancourt factory. VIA ANDREW THOMAS Feature Premium

Bomber Command raid on Renault plant

Bomber Command’s raid against the Renault works at Billancourt on 3 March 1942 was a pivotal one for several reasons. Not only did it see the first application of new operational techniques under Arthur Harris, but post-strike reconnaissance brought to the fore the outstanding qualities of the new de Havilland Mosquito

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Props and Jets - Interview with Eagle Dynamics

To accompany our review of the groundbreaking DCS: AH-64D, we invited Eagle Dynamics’ Senior Producer, Matt Wagner along with Project Manager and Team Leader for World War Two projects, Sergey Gerasev, to give us an update on their current projects.

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Sixth-gen horizons: Europe's simmering fighter race

While the last three decades have seen Europe support three combat jet fighters of the fourth/fourth-plus generation by 2018 the continent was embarking on two distinct efforts to build a sixth-generation fighter

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Jetstar Asia A320 took off from unlit runway at night

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 performed a take-off in darkness from an unlit runway at Singapore/Changi Airport, a report by the country’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) has found.

iniBuilds announces partnership with Microsoft

iniBuilds has partnered with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team to develop the Airbus A310, which will be available for free for owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Maiden African destination for airBaltic unveiled

Latvian-based firm, airBaltic, has made an eye-catching announcement after it revealed today (June 14) plans for its first-ever scheduled connection to Africa.

Newark Air Museum gears up for Cockpit-Fest

Preparations for the 2022 Cockpit-Fest are well under way at Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire. 

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Eagle Dynamics' DCS: AH-64D Review

After more than four years in development, Eagle Dynamics (ED) has finally released the highly anticipated AH-64D in Early Access.

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Australia Discovery Tour - Part 2

We pick up where we left off in the last issue, showcasing some of our favourite VFR scenic flight routes around the Great Southern Land of Australia. The three tours in this article showcase diverse geographical areas and are best flown low and slow in a single-engine piston aircraft.

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A2A Simulations Interview

We reached out to Scott Gentile from A2A Simulations to find out what the company has been working on recently, as well as discuss future projects in the pipeline. In part 1, we focus on A2A's flight simulation work in the commercial world of aviation.

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MilViz C310R Review

This time, we take the MilViz 310R, developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator, for a spin and see how it measures up.

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PC Pilot - Meet the Author

Welcome to the second instalment of our new series in which we introduce you to the individual members of the PC Pilot team. For this issue, we meet our only female writer, Jessica Bannister-Pearce. Jess is a multi-talented writer and over the years has built up knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the hobby.

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The complex process of converting passenger airliners to freighters

More airliners are starting second lives as freighters in response to increased demand for cargo aircraft. What aircraft are being repurposed and who is converting them? Mark Broadbent reports

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In photos: Legacy Hornets from USMC’s VMFA-323 deploy to Poland

Ten US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F/A-18C Hornets – assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ arrived in Europe on June 8 for an operational deployment.

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Inside the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter Programme

The UK is preparing to divest four legacy rotorcraft fleets, replacing them with a single solution under the MOD’s New Medium Helicopter programme. AirForces Monthly details the competition so far and explore the candidates on offer

Microsoft Flight Simulator Marks 40th Anniversary

Asobo Studio has announced a special 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator to celebrate the longest-running game franchise at Microsoft.

 

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