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Canada lifts operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) lifted the operational pause of its Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer fleet on August 24.

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New Challenges

Airports are facing a range of challenges as they try to return...

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Knock ’n’ Roll

The once much ridiculed airport in the west of Ireland...

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Inside Access

The United Arab Emirates is synonymous with the high density ‘hub and spoke’ model...

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FROM WORST TO FIRST?

Likened to ‘third-world’ countries by a former vice president...

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Brisbane Steps into the Future

Decades in the planning, the new parallel runway at Brisbane Airport landed on time...

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Nautical Aviation Adventures

Husband and wife Barry and Bridget Fitzgerald travel to the Pacific Northwest...

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Airports of the World Issue 91 - September-October 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 91 - September-October 2020

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Stansted Paves the Way Forward

When the COVID-19 crisis dramatically reduced flights at Stansted...

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Caribbean Dreaming

Regular contributor Ron Mak delves into his archive...

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Ethiopian Airports Evolution

Nestling in the Ethiopian highlands...

Celebrating the Galaxy: Part Two

In the second of a two part interview, Key.Aero speaks with Col Brian Trumble, the commander of the 22nd AS 'Mulies', about the capabilities and the future of the USAF's C-5 Galaxy force, 50 years after the platform first entered operational service.

Why now could be the perfect time to train to be a pilot

The suggestion that now is a good time to train to be a pilot may seem to be a little counter-intuitive. But even though the airline industry is going through its biggest ever crisis, it actually makes more sense than you might think

New Aspen airline with a difference unveiled

A new Colorado-based airline which hopes to operate services to the ski resort of Aspen, Colorado from airports across the US has been launched.

Historic Humpday Quiz

We're back again to wet your appetites with this week's Historic Aviation Quiz!

USAF deploys six B-52s to RAF Fairford

Six US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress bombers – belonging to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota – deployed to RAF Fairford, UK, on August 22.

Los Angeles for X-Plane Upgraded

ShortFinal Design has updated KLAX - Los Angeles International HD to version 1.1.

USAF bases cover more area than Scotland and Wales combined

Eglin AFB in Florida alone is bigger than Greater London: these are the incredible stats that illustrate the military aviation might of America

Italian F-35As surpass 5,000 flight hours

The Italian Air Force announced that its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet – operated by the service’s 32nd Wing – had passed the 5,000 flight hour milestone on August 12.

The top five most heroic flights of all time…

Aviators often know the risks they face with their chosen occupation. But these pilots took on that risk, while bravely ensuring the safety of their dependants…

NASA Achieves Engine Milestone in Quiet SST Project

Nearly 13ft (4m) long, 3ft (1m) in diameter and packing 22,000lbs of afterburner enhanced jet thrust, NASA has taken delivery of the engine it will use to power its X-59 QueSST aircraft

Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest airport to be released by Orbx is Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has released KSBA Santa Barbara Municipal Airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

NATO AWACS takes part in Polish training exercise

A NATO-operated Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) has deployed to Krakow, Poland, to take part in a binational training event with alliance members from August 21 to 28.

The 31-year-old airline that’s never flown a flight

On August 24, 1989, an airline was founded with the aim of flying from New York City to Russia – 31 years later, USGlobal Airways still hasn’t managed to fly a single commercial flight. Key.Aero details the fascinating backstory to this unique carrier

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