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Military

Bell, Sikorsky progress in FARA competition

The US Army has selected Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X to progress through to the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme.

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Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!

The Qatar Emiri Air Force is undergoing one of the most impressive expansion efforts of recent times to cement its position as a leading air arm in the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal updates the story of this unprecedented modernization effort.

'Black Knights' gain Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification

The USMC’s first Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) ‘Black Knights’, has received its Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification (SFFOC).

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'River Rattlers'

The US Navy Reserves fly some of the oldest Hornets in the US, yet they are able to provide meaningful fleet support and a valuable reserve force if the need to boost the front line arises.

Airbus delivers masks to Spain to aid COVID-19 crisis efforts

An Airbus A400M has delivered critically needed masks to Spain as part of an effort to combat the COVID-19 virus.

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Commercial

French Govt is selling two A340s, you won’t believe the prices

Have you ever wanted to own an airliner? This could be a great opportunity to bag two bargain airworthy Airbus A340s

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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

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Historic

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On this day in 1934 the Fairey TSR.II took to the air for the first time and would serve with distinction in World War Two, by which time it was known as the Swordfish...

Read a rare report on the Vulcan from 1952!

We’ve unearthed a 69-year-old review from The Aeroplane of 698’s second-ever flight – it was described as both ‘extra-terrestrial’ and like ‘a giant stingray…’

The Vulcan’s engine

When you say XH558, for many people one thing immediately springs to mind: the Vulcan howl…

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Flight Simulation

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F-4B/N Phantom II

Is this the most complex simulation of the F-4 Phantom so far?...

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Venezuela

A South American flight adventure FLIGHT ADVENTURE ...

Flight Sim 2017

The world’s largest flight sim show celebrates its fifth year...

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Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

NZ National Aerobatics Championships

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Masterton, New Zealand

This is the opportunity for New Zealand’s top aerobatic pilots to battle it out in the Wairarapa skies for the honour and glory (if not huge prize money!) of being the “Champion of Champions”.