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Denmark’s first F-35A takes flight

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter for the Royal Danish Air Force has completed its maiden flight

Germany rolls out farewell scheme for Transall

The German Air Force has applied a stunning farewell scheme to one of its Transport Allianz (Transall) C-160D tactical transport aircraft ahead of the platform’s formal retirement from service later this year

FlyPast Podcast Episode 12

The team chat to historic aviation expert and author Michael Napier about the Korean War, a conflict that still shapes international politics to this day...

Don’t become an airline pilot until you've watched this

From getting stuck in remote parts of Canada and New Zealand to popping across to the Isle of Wight for ice cream, airline pilots Anna McGrady and Nick Shaw both had quite the adventure during their training. Key.Aero sat down with them both to find out how they found their way to the flight deck

Icelandair to integrate domestic and international operations

The flag carrier aims to streamline its route network to include simple domestic connections

PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced the PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Belgium grounds F-16 fleet due to engine concerns

Belgium has grounded its entire fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters, meaning that the nation’s air defence duties have now been temporarily taken over by the Netherlands

X-Plane Touches Down at Stansted

Boundless Simulations has released London Stansted for X-Plane 11.

UK government to consult on cutting domestic air passenger duty

While the aviation industry welcomed the news, Wizz Air UK’s managing director exclusively told Key.Aero that aviation tax reforms could create some “proper competition for the railways”

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Sikorsky secures first international customer for the CH-53K

Sikorsky has secured the first international customer for its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter after Israel confirmed that it will seek to procure the platform to replace its ageing CH-53 Yas’ur fleet

Historic Aviation Quiz

Have a go at this week's historic aviation quiz!

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update III Released

Asobo Studio has announced Sim Update III is now available for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

Inside Mitsubishi’s $9 billion Spacejet problem

The first domestically designed and produced airliner since the 1960s, the Spacejet was supposed to put Japan on the aviation map. Instead, it has been plagued by delays and has cost Mitsubishi billions. Key.Aero speaks to Isaac Alexander – who has followed its journey closely for more than a decade – to get the real story…

Vertex Aerospace lands TH-73A logistics support contract

The US Navy has awarded Vertex Aerospace a US$71.3m contract to provide the first year of contractor logistics and maintenance support (CLS) services for its future fleet of Leonardo TH-73A training helicopters

The Luftwaffe’s top three fighters

On March 9 1935, Germany announced the formation of the Luftwaffe, going against the Treaty of Versailles. So what were the most popular fighters of the Luftwaffe from the time of its establishment in 1935 to its insolvency in 1946?

T-45C Goshawk Ready for Take-Off

IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz have announced the T-45C Goshawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Key communication upgrades for USAF’s “Doomsday” planes

The USAF’s four-strong fleet of Boeing E-4B Nightwatch airborne command and control aircraft is receiving key upgrades that are designed to revolutionise the platform’s communication capabilities and effectiveness

Stapleford Airfield Out Now

The latest UK destination from Orbx is EGSG Stapleford Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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AirForces Monthly April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Singapore marks a decade of F-15SG ops with special tail scheme

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has marked a decade of Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle operations by applying a special tail scheme to one of its aircraft

Beluga Touches Down in X-Plane

iniSimulations has released the A300 BelugaST ON THE LINE for X-Plane 11.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 33

Welcome to the 33rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

22 of history’s incredible female aviation pioneers 

On International Women’s Day, Key.Aero explores the many women who have broken down barriers in aviation. Read on to find out which famous aviator’s couldn’t have succeeded without the help of their sister…  

The incredible women of the Air Transport Auxiliary

‘I am the pilot’! Mary Ellis’s is just one of the incredible stories of the Spitfire Girls. To mark International Women’s Day, David Duker tells Mary’s story, as well as other stories from within the 168 female members of the ATA, without whom the Battle of Britain may not have been won…

New Norwegian Destination Available on OrbxDirect

Gaya Simulations has announced ENCN Kristiansand Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D is out now.

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