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Commercial aviation debrief of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow

Find out what happened at this year’s Farnborough Airshow regarding commercial aviation by reading our debrief on Key.Aero…

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Final 737 to become RAF E-7 Wedgetail arrives in the UK

The last of three Boeing 737s destined to become the next generation of RAF E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) touched down on UK Soil on July 14.

AT-6E Wolverine achieves USAF Military Type Certification

Textron Aviation Defense’s Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine has achieved Military Type Certification from the US Air Force.

F-22A Ready for Take-Off

Developed by Top Mach Studios and published by Just Flight, the F-22A Raptor tactical fighter for Microsoft Flight Simulator sports a detailed 3D model with optional drop tanks, three paint schemes and custom animations.

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First ex Belgian Hercules for Pakistan flies at Melsbroek

The first ex Belgian Air Force C-130H Hercules flew on July 25 in its new scheme of the Pakistan Air Force. CH-12 (c/n 4483), now carrying its construction number as a serial, made its first post-overhaul flight

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An in-depth look at military aircraft countermeasures

Military aircraft are facing heightened levels of danger as the proliferation of anti-air systems gathers pace. Tim Fish reports on the countermeasures put in place by manufacturers

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Inside Dutch C-130 operations in Mali

From September 2021 to May 2022, the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s legacy Hercules fleet supported the UN in Mali. Frank Visser spoke with the unit’s commander about this short-lived mission and its successes

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Zenith and the art of kitplanes

Zenith Aircraft has been manufacturing and marketing kit aircraft for 30 years. What is behind their enduring popularity?

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Norse CEO interview Pt3: Does JFK really matter?

In the third and final part of our exclusive interview series with Bjørn Tore Larsen, Key Aero’s Gordon Smith discusses premium cabins and primary airports with the Norse Atlantic Airways CEO.

DCS: Mirage F1 Enters Early Access

After more than three years of active development, Aerges Engineering has announced the DCS: Mirage F1 is now available in Early Access.

PHOTOS: ROKAF KA-1 and USAF A-10Cs Buddy Sqn air-to-airs

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) KA-1 Woongbi aircraft and US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs undertook a week-long training event in mid-July as part of the long-running Buddy Squadron (BS) programme, formerly known as the Buddy Wing.

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First ex-RAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 departs on delivery to Chile

Following the sale of two retired Royal Air Force E-3D Sentry AEW1s to the Chilean Air Force, the first of the two aircraft departed from their base at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, on July 25 to begin its delivery flight to Chile

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The Flug Werk FW 190 soon to take to Swedish skies

Having become a public exhibit in the Västerås Flygmuseum, a Flug Werk FW 190A-8/N is set soon to take to Swedish skies

Condor confirms BLOCKBUSTER Airbus order

German holiday carrier Condor has unveiled plans for the modernisation of its narrowbody fleet with next-generation aircraft…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 103

Welcome to the 103rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Great expectations: BAE's new HUD

BAE Systems has unveiled a new lightweight, compact head-up display for commercial and military aircraft. Mark Broadbent reports

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Eco-friendly aircraft interiors

Manufacturers and airlines are going all out to make the aircraft interior more eco-friendly, trimming costs and flight times in the process

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Fly in the ointment? New regs vs the EVTOL

What impact will recently announced changes to pilot training requirements have on the rise of the eVTOL?

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Twilight of the RAF Reaper

Since 2007, No 39 Squadron and its complement of MQ-9A Reaper drones have proved to be a vital asset for the RAF’s ISTAR/CAS force in supporting British and coalition combat operations in the Middle East, as Shaun Caffrey explains

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An overview of Ukrainian Army Aviation

Vladimir Trendafilovski highlights how the rotary-wing assets and bases of Ukrainian Army Aviation have fared in the war with Russia

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Interview: Melissa Thorpe, Spaceport Cornwall

As the CEO of Spaceport Cornwall, Melissa Thorpe talks to Mark Broadbent about the facility’s work and ambitious long-term plans

The ultimate easyJet quiz!

From humble beginnings, easyJet's bright orange jets are now a common sight from Tenerife to Tel Aviv and everywhere inbetween. Why not test your knowledge of this plucky British carrier in this week's Key Aero commercial aviation quiz?

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CAJ European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Download to view Combat Aircraft Journal's European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Embraer’s E195-E2 makes first London/City landing

London/City Airport has welcomed Embraer’s next-generation E195-E2 for the first time today (July 22)…

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The Richard Branson airline that flew DC-3s

Geoffrey P Jones visited Florida to experience an airline with a difference, with his report published in the September 1993 issue of FlyPast

 

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