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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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The smallest jet ever?

It was five metres long, made of wood and only took a month to build. Key.Aero celebrates the tiny but mighty Pa 49 Katy

Fairey Barracuda VS. Curtiss Helldiver

This week we’re comparing the Fairey Barracuda to the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver...

One man’s untold World War II story

Walter Henry Layne volunteered for duty as Aircrew with the RAF the moment Neville Chamberlain announced a state of war on September 3, 1949. His son David tells his incredible story in this first instalment of a three-part story for MyPast…

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You can buy a real airport terminal!

An airport in Poland is selling a disassembled airport terminal building and you can buy it!

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Flight carrying 59 passengers between Newquay and Heathrow made a precautionary landing at Exeter last November because of control issues relating to the ailerons

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Aviation News November 2020

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Just Flight HS 748 PROPLINER

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