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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Hanger10’s FW 190 D-FWAA is airworthy again in Germany. HANGAR10...

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Montrose’s Sopwith Camel replica has recently been completed...

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Polish and US wartime pilots honoured

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AT-6E Wolverine: The USAF's natural choice?

We speak to Brett Pierson, the vice president of Defense Sales and Strategy at Textron Aviation Defense, to discover why the AT-6E Wolverine is the USAF’s natural choice for light attack

USMC starts divesting RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs

As part of the radical re-organisation of the USMC under the Force Design 2030 programme, the service has retired its first two Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs

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IAI to upgrade Sri Lanka’s dormant Kfir fleet

Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a contract – worth US$50m – with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence to locally upgrade the avionics systems of the nation’s fleet of IAI Kfir multi-role fighters

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Farewell to the Queen of the Skies

It's the end of the line for the British Airways 747-400...

Concorde captain on future of supersonic air travel

It’s been more than 17 years since the curtain fell on the era of commercial supersonic flight. Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, former BA Concorde captain John Hutchinson weighs in on the future of supersonic air travel

BA officially ends 747 ops with three-mile flight!

After nearly five decades of distinguished service with British Airways, this afternoon (December 11) the flag carrier has flown its final Boeing 747

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