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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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Leonardo wins US Navy next-gen training helicopter contract

The US Navy has selected Leonardo Helicopters’ TH-119 – now TH-73A – as the winner of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) contest – replacing its ageing fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers as the service’s next-generation training helicopters.

Northrop Grumman contracted for Joint STARS sustainment work

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Northrop Grumman to continue sustainment and modification work for its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

US approves F-35B sale to Singapore

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to 12 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) multi-role stealth fighters to Singapore.

Finland kicks off HX Challenge at Pirkkala

Finland has commenced its HX Challenge, the latest phase in its search for a new fighter to replace its fleet of F/A-18C/D Hornets. The five candidates are being evaluated individually at Pirkkala AB near Tampere.

Malaysia grounds S-61 Nuri helicopters indefinitely

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has announced it has grounded its 12 remaining Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri heavy-lift transport helicopters indefinitely.

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‘The CO’s Query’

It was with great interest that I began to read...

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De Havilland museum Mosquito is rolled out

Mosquito FB.VI TA122 emerged from...

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The exciting story of a Caribou pilot

“The Caribou isn’t a stable aeroplane, flying it was like balancing on top of a pin and you couldn’t take your hands off the stick..."

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Snapshot:Magical Miami Memories

Nicknamed ‘The Magic City’, Miami is home to an international airport...

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Transatlantic yet still domestic

Home to around 6,000 people, the archipelago of...

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North America Airports Guide 2020: Turning back the clock

Airports don’t make the Top 40 list overnight...

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Getting Started

To mark the redesign of PC Pilot, we took the opportunity to explain to newcomers what they will need to get into the world of flight simulation....

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MilViz's T-50 Bobcat

Milviz brings the ‘Bamboo Bomber’ to FSX

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Challenging Airports - Innsbruck (LOWI)

Stretching across eight countries, the Alps are home to many of our past (and future) Challenging Airports features.

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