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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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Chinese Y-20 in Western airshow first

PLAAF airlifter makes European public debut in Austria

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ANALYSIS: Tensions between China and Taiwan reach new high after Pelosi visit

Tension between Taiwan and China reached a new high after a controversial visit by one of the United States’ most senior politicians. We examine the fallout

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 109

Welcome to the 109th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Qatar’s first Eurofighter Typhoons arrive in-country

Qatar has formally received its first four Eurofighter Typhoons after BAE Systems delivered the initial batch of the multi-role fighter to the country in late August

Senegal receives first C295W

Senegal has become the latest African nation to join the ever-growing list of global Airbus C295 operators after the nation received the first of two C295W multi-purpose transport aircraft during a ceremony at its base in Dakar on July 28

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Hurel-Dubois aircraft and their pioneering long wings

Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer

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What it takes to restore a de Havilland Dragon Rapide

There’s been the odd setback along the way, but the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s Dragon Rapide is approaching the day when it will become a prized exhibit.

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When the Queen first reviewed her air force

In 1953, the new monarch inspected the RAF at its early post-war height

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Commercial

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Why 'boarding' of this Boeing 727 still regularly occurs in Denmark...

What better way for a business to make a statement than by parking a classic Boeing jet on its front lawn. Dirk Grothe travelled to Denmark to visit a company that has done exactly that.

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.

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British Aerospace 146 in PSA service

Fighting to Be Heard by Brian Wiklem is a love letter to the last commercial airliner built in the UK: the British Aerospace 146. Airliner World presents an extract from this new book.

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Flight Simulation

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We explore Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Brussels

Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Brussels has often been described as the best third-party airport yet produced for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We take a closer look at one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs and see how it measures up.

Avro RJ Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator in development

Following the release of the 146 Professional earlier in the year, the Just Flight development team has announced it is working on its successor, the Avro RJ series for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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FS Academy – Jetliner review

The product under review here is designed for those who are competent with the rudiments of flying but who would like to progress to something a bit more challenging, which in this case is an Airbus A320.

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