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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.

The world’s longest flight returns – and it’s now longer

Singapore Airlines is returning to the Big Apple next month after suspending its service from the city-state on March 23

What will a relaunched Flybe look like?

The aviation industry has experienced a seismic change in the seven months since the collapse of the regional carrier. Key.Aero considers what form Flybe 2.0 could assume upon its relaunch

Spain set to replace Hornets with more Eurofighters

Spain is seeking 20 new-build Eurofighter EF-2000s to complement its existing fleet of the multi-role fighter and to replace its Boeing F/A-18A Hornet fleet, which are based on the Canary Islands

JetBlue reveals maiden Airbus A220

The European manufacturer rolled out the airline’s first example which is due for delivery in December

A complete timeline of Pan Am's fleet

On this day 93 years ago, Pan American Airways commenced operations with a flight from Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba.

IndiaFoxtEcho MB-339 Ready for Take-Off

IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations has released the Aermacchi MB-339 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 13

Welcome to the 13th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

UK offers to base Qatari Hawks at RAF station

British and Qatari defence ministers signed a statement of intent on October 14 to base the Qatar Emiri Air Force's (QEAF's) future BAE Systems Hawk fleet in the UK

Flybe set for relaunch next year after sale agreed

The Exeter-based regional carrier has been sold to a former shareholder for an undisclosed sum

How old are the fleets of the largest airlines?

The ten leading airlines in the world, when measured by the size of their rosters, operate a combined total of nearly 7,000 aircraft, but what is the average age of each airline’s fleet?

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Challenging Airports - Donegal, Ireland (EIDL)

The coastal airstrip in Donegal in Ireland features prominently in the Landing Challenges activities section in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Don a windproof rain jacket and join Chris Frishmuth in battling the often harsh conditions at Donegal Airport.

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Airbus A320 Family Flight Adventure

Even in these times of restricted air travel, chances are that if you glance skyward, you will see a member of the Airbus A320 family flying overhead. With this ubiquitous airliner now holding the crown as the world’s most popular aircraft, we take a closer look at its rise as we fly some typical routes.

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Ugra Media’s DCS: Syria Map

The pace of DCS World development is around each corner with a new purchase lurking in the near distance – a great problem to have if you are a fan of the series. The latest release for DCS is brought to us by Ugra Media, the same company that created the DCS: Normandy 1944 map.

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 1

In this new series, Peter Stark turns to the next phase of flying that may attract GA pilots – visual night flying. During this series, he explores the challenges of flying at night and demonstrates how to use flight simulators to practice the skills you may need.

Which airlines have the best and worst legroom?

Every inch counts when it comes to legroom, Key Aero investigates which carriers offer the most and which fall short in this crucial department and some are quite surprising

You can buy a real airport terminal!

An airport in Poland is selling a disassembled airport terminal building and you can buy it!

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Team Fusion Simulations’ Desert Wings: Tobruk

Set over the desert sands of the North African campaign of World War Two, this exciting module allows you to experience what it was like to fly and fight in a variety of single-seat fighters and fighter/bombers, as well as twin-engined light and medium bombers.

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Orbx’s Innsbruck (LOWI)

Orbx revisits the capital of the Tyrol.

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X-Aviation’s Take Command! SR22 Series

The Cirrus SR22 is synonymous with speed and style. The aircraft has been the world’s best-selling general aviation example since 2003, with over 6,000 units delivered since it was first produced at the turn of the millennium.

PC Pilot Issue 130 Out Now

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

Spanish Air Force receives first NH90

Airbus Helicopters announced on October 14 that the first of 12 NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) has been delivered to the Spanish Air Force

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Training flights, challenges, activities and the weather system.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery and Airports.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Aircraft

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Microsoft Flight Simulator - A new beginning

Microsoft Flight Simulator is arguably one of the most anticipated flight simulators released to date. It is ground-breaking in terms of design, sporting a new cutting-edge graphics engine while streaming satellite data from Bing Maps to bring us almost a true-to-life representation of the planet...

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