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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

Loganair chief executive on APD and future of PSO routes

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, Jonathan Hinkles – the chief executive of Loganair – weighs in on the UK government's approach to domestic air travel taxation and the future of public service obligation routes

X-Plane Touches Down in the Capital of Dalmatia

Aerosoft has announced Split in Croatia is now available for X-Plane 11.

Air Canada reveals world’s first retro Airbus A220 livery

The narrowbody is the first example of the type to receive the retrojet treatment

FlyPast Podcast Episode 9

In Episode 9 of the FlyPast Podcast, the team chat about the history of commercial aviation, and the early advancements that paved the way for modern flight.

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An Introduction to Flight Simulation - Computer Hardware

In this section, we will outline the hardware items you’ll need to get started in flight simulation and the different components that make up a PC System.

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Flight Sim Controllers - Part 1

Introduction to joysticks, yokes and rudder pedals.

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An Introduction to Flight Simulation

A brief history and overview.

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Setting up your Controls - Part 2

A guide to installing and setting up your flight controls.

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7 amazing facts about the Martin PBM Mariner

On the 81st anniversary of its first flight, Key.Aero find out some of the top facts of the popular patrol bomber flying boat

PC Pilot Issue 132 Out Now

The new March/April issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down and as always, it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Cathay Pacific reveals sobering January traffic stats

The flag carrier’s load factor dropped to just 13% during the month as it continues to deal with travel restrictions and quarantine requirements

Airbus reports €1.1 billion loss for 2020

The aerospace giant expects to deliver the same number of aircraft this year as it did in 2020

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A look back at USAFE's C-23A Sherpa operations

From the mid-1980s, C-23A Sherpas could regularly be seen shuttling between USAFE air bases. We spoke to former members of the 10th Military Airlift Squadron to hear how this unit functioned and its importance should tensions with the Eastern Bloc have spilled over into conflict during the Cold War

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A behind-the-scenes look at Exercise Baccarat 2020

We report on the French Army's Baccarat helicopter exercise, which took to the Alps for its 2020 excursion and successfully integrated air and ground forces in challenging conditions

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Russia's evolving Halo: Enter the Mi-26T2V

Always a jewel in the Soviet rotary-wing crown, we take a look at the the Mil Mi-26, which looks set to receive new Russian military orders as the latest evolution of the 'Halo' emerges

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Inside Europe's leading Mil helicopter MRO facility

We visit LOM Praha in the Czech Republic, which serves as Europe’s leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for Mil helicopters

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Has France's Mirage 2000C fleet become obsolete?

Thirty-six years after the first example touched down in Dijon with the Escadron de Chasse 1/2 'Cigognes', we detail what remains of France's Dassault Mirage 2000C fleet and explore whether or not the platform is now obsolete

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An in-depth look at Canada's changing air force

Few Western air arms are going through such a large and overdue modernisation of their aircraft fleet as the Royal Canadian Air Force. We report on how Canada’s fleet has changed in recent years, and what’s in the pipeline

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Cessna 140 Ready for Take-Off

Developed by NKDesign, the package is an authentic replica of the real Cessna 140, featuring an accurate 3D model and six liveries.

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FlyPast April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Italy's aircraft carrier arrives in US for F-35B sea trials

The Italian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour (CVH-550), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on February 13 to conduct a series of sea trials with the F-35B Lightning II in the Western Atlantic

PA-28R Arrow Preview Video

As the release of the PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator draws closer, Just Flight has released a work-in-progress video showing off the latest build.

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No 77 Squadron RAAF: Transitioning from Legacy Hornets to the F-35A

After more than three decades of operations, the RAAF’s No 77 Squadron has bid an emotional farewell to its legacy Hornets, but looks ahead to a promising future with the F-35A Lightning II, as Key.Aero reports

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