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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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What was the Air Transport Auxiliary?

The Battle of Britain is quite rightly associated with the endeavours of The Few – but these gallant airmen were not alone in contributing to the nation’s defence. Another key element was provided by the Air Transport Auxiliary, as Tara Leggett describes

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Who was Luftwaffe ace Roloff Von Aspern?

Many airmen paid the ultimate price in World War Two and some – especially from the German side – appear to have been forgotten. Chris Goss sheds light on a Luftwaffe ace who was killed in action and whose body was never found

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO EDITION

With November 25, 2022 marking the 82nd anniversary of de Havilland’s quite incredible Mosquito, the Historic team ask the question… how much do you know about the ‘Wooden Wonder’?

Rare Skyraider for sale in US

Douglas AD-5 Skyraider N62466 has recently been listed for sale by Platinum Fighters

Lancaster parts arrive at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum took delivery of some very special artefacts from Yelvertoft and Lilbourne History Group on November 22

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Military

Swiss F/A-18s return to Leeming for Yorknite 2022

From November 15 to December 9, Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornets are operating from RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire for Exercise Yorknite 2022

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 121

Welcome to the 121st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Australia completes first major international F-35A deployment

The RAAF has marked a major milestone in its operation of the F-35A Lightning II after aircraft from No 75 Squadron departed RAAF Base Tindal in Australia’s Northern Territory to Malaysia, where it completed the type's first international deployment (outside the US) in Australian service

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Commercial

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ATR turboprops to Uzbekistan

A new regional airline called Silk Avia is to acquire Franco-Italian-built turboprops. Read more here…

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Face to face with Rolls-Royce's Grazia Vittadini

Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Grazia Vittadini talks to AIR International about her first year in the job

Boeing forecasts “strong demand” for air cargo services over next 20 years

The US manufacturer has released its projections for the air cargo market through to 2041. Find out further here…

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Flight Simulation

Osprey touches down in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Miltech Simulations has released the MV-22B Osprey for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

T-6A Texan II takes flight in X-Plane

AOA Simulations has announced the T-6A Texan II X-Plane 11 is now available. The project has been in development since February 2020 and according to the developer, is their most detailed model to date.

iFly 737 MAX development update

The development team of iFly has released a YouTube video and preview images of the upcoming 737 MAX for Prepar3D v5, showcasing the 3D modelling and animations of the aircraft.

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