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What’s the difference between the DC-10 and MD-11?

From a distance, the two trijets look very similar, but what are the main differentiating features of the pair? Key.Aero compares them to find out

Gabonese Super Puma crashes following engine failure

A Gabonese Army-operated Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS332M1 Super Puma crashed in the Minkébé National Park – located in Gabon’s Ogooué Ivindo province – on April 18

Dutch F-35As briefly grounded due to engine concerns

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has confirmed it briefly grounded its in-country fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters due to engine wear concerns

Landmarks Frankfurt City Pack Out Now

Orbx has announced Landmarks Frankfurt City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Qatar orders two Pilatus PC-24s

A pair of Pilatus PC-24 light business jets have been ordered by the Qatar Emiri Air Force, which will use the type to conduct training and VIP transport operations

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

It was 80 years ago today that the first production Mustang undertook its maiden flight. Here are some great photos of it...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 18

This week we speak to Group Captain Alastair Montgomery OBE, an RAF legend and Vulcan pilot during the Falklands War. He certainly has some stories...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Super Sabres, Short Seamews… here are more aircraft from our capacious vaults!

Boeing to provide support services for Israeli Apache fleet

Israel has contracted Boeing to provide integrated logistics support services for the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of AH-64A/D Apache attack helicopters

Saab delivers first T-7A airframe section to Boeing

Saab has shipped its first aft airframe section for the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer to Boeing, marking a key milestone in the platform’s engineering and manufacturing development programme

SIA 777 suffered EGPWS incident after levelling at 500ft on take-off

A single missing letter in the aircraft’s computer caused it to stop climbing and led to multiple activations of its ground proximity warning system

Airbus announces major European aerostructures shake-up

The company plans to consolidate some of its manufacturing activities in a bid to become “leaner and more agile”

Indian Navy MH-60R completes first flight

The first production Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk for the Indian Navy has completed its maiden flight

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FlyPast 40th Anniversary First Edition

Flypast has re-released its first edition to mark the magazine's 40th anniversary

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FlyPast June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Another helping of brilliant aircraft shots!

Three more Rafales delivered to India

A fifth batch of Dassault Rafale EH multi-role fighters have been delivered to India, bringing the Indian Air Force’s fleet to 17 aircraft

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10 years of the Sukhoi Superjet 100

It has been a decade since the first jet entered service. To mark the occasion, Key.Aero charts the events of its development and sometimes-turbulent career so far

Santiago for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

LatinVFR has announced Santiago Chile SCEL for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

Lockheed Martin targets Lot 16 F-35 production as key landmark of 2021

Lockheed Martin is eyeing its Lot 16 production run of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter – due to begin in Q4 – as a key landmark of its aeronautics business for 2021

Romanian MiG-21 LanceR-C crashes in Dedrad

A Romanian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR-C fighter-interceptor crashed during a local training mission on April 20

Second F-15EX Eagle II arrives at Eglin

The second Boeing F-15EX Eagle II multi-role fighter for the USAF has been delivered to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB in Florida

Historic Aviation Quiz

Welcome to the Historic Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your historic aviation? Test your knowledge here!

Airbus contracted to support Egyptian C295 fleet

Airbus has recently signed a five-year services contract with the Egyptian Air Force to provide performance-based support for the air arm’s 24-strong fleet of C295M medium-lift tactical transports

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KLM: The UK’s second flag carrier?

The airline flies to more airports in Britain than any other country in its network. Key.Aero recounts how its long and complex relationship with the country shaped its current large footprint

 

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