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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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USAF deploy B-52s to Diego Garcia amid Iran tensions

USAF sends six Boeing B-52H Stratofortress heavy bombers to the island of Diego Garcia – a militarised atoll in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Marshalls contracted to support Kuwaiti Hercules

The US government has signed a multi-year contract with UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to support the Kuwait Air Force’s (KAF’s) fleet of KC-130J extended-range tanker-transport aircraft.

US personnel killed, aircraft destroyed in Camp Simba attack

Somali-based terrorist organisation and Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab, attacked Manda Bay airfield (also known as Camp Simba) – a joint Kenyan Defence Force/US Africa Command military outpost in Manda Bay, Kenya, on January 5.

Russia starts joint state tests of Mi-26T2V

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – and representatives from the Russian defence ministry have begun joint state tests with the Mil Mi-26T2V heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter.

ANALYSIS: Iran/US escalation and mobilisation

Tensions are at a critical level in the Middle East following a US drone strike – authorised by US President Donald Trump – that killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sparking a major escalation of the long-running stand-off between the two countries.

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Pearl Harbor Warhawk arrives at new home

The last fully restored and airworthy fighter that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has arrived at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts, and is now on display...

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Airliners flown into retirement

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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Short flying boats ‘down under’

I was pleased to see the photos of Short Sunderland G-BJHS at Tower Bridge in the January issue...

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North America Airports Guide 2020

Welcome to North America Airports Guide 2020...

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Interview: The fight for flight

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The world’s longest flight returns – and it’s now longer

Singapore Airlines is returning to the Big Apple next month after suspending its service from the city-state on March 23

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B737NG Mode Control Panel

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DCS: AJS-37 Viggen – ‘Early Access’ release!

The juggernaut that is DCS continues to roll with yet another...

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A2A Sims’ Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation

Thanks to its powerful Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone engines,...

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