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This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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Military

First brand-new F-35A delivered to 461st FLTS

The USAF's 412th Test Wing announced on August 15 that the first of six brand-new F-35A Lightning IIs has been delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, California

Latvia delivers Mi-2s and Mi-17s to Ukraine

Latvia’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 15 that it had donated four helicopters to Ukraine

US Navy loses T-45C Goshawk in Texas crash

A US Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed on August 16 near Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas

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Historic

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New home finalised for USAF Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 60-0329 has been towed to a new display position at the National Museum of the USAF’s Air Park in Dayton, Ohio…

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How America’s oldest flying fighter took to the skies again

The Nieuport 28C-1 was the first fighter aircraft used in anger by a US military aviation unit. Now, following a magnificent restoration, an original example of this potent machine is flying again

Historic Aviation Quiz - Aviation firsts

Test your knowledge in our historic aviation quiz - Aviation firsts edition

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Commercial

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Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

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NASA's Space Launch System - what next?

NASA’s Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever, but where do the latest setbacks leave the mission?

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

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Flight Simulation

Carenado PC12 for on short final

After several months of development, Carenado has announced the PC12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is complete, and the aircraft will launch on the MSFS Marketplace in early September.

Honeycomb Aeronautical's Alpha Flight Controls XPC Review Premium

Exclusive: Honeycomb Aeronautical's Alpha Flight Controls XPC review

When Honeycomb Aeronautical’s CEO, Nicki Repenning approached us with the exciting news that the development of the upgraded Alpha XPC yoke was complete, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to find out more.

X-Plane touches down in the Philippines

Airwil Sceneries has released RPSP - Bohol Panglao International Airport for X-Plane 11.

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