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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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FAREWELL TO THE RECCE RHINOS

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force held a public farewell event...

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BOEING READY TO PROGRESS WITH F-15EX

With deadlock over the Fiscal Year 2020 defense budget, Boeing...

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WAR GAMES IN THE NEGEV

Ovda air base in Israel’s Negev Desert hosted Exercise ‘Blue...

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France’s MARITIME REVOLUTION

As the Aéronautique Navale marks the centenary of Flottille...

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‘GOLDEN JAGUARS’ OVER PANAMA

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FlyPast Podcast Episode 5

The team talk Vulcans, aviation characters... and the one airshow they'd love to have back this summer.

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach your children maths in the kitchen while juggling work? Well for the second week, we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks featuring maths and literacy, to keep Key Stage 2 kids occupied while you try to get some stuff done...

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F-4 Phantom to A-10 'Warthog'

Col Steven K Ladd (ret’d) flew F-4 Phantoms in combat over Vietnam and sat on nuclear alert in Europe. When his then unit transitioned to the A-10 Warthog, he reluctantly switched to the subsonic ‘tank buster’, but became one of its most enthusiastic proponents

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: LTU’s TriStars

German charter operator LTU expanded rapidly in the 1970s...

The world’s first regional jet

France’s first foray into manufacturing jetliners, the Sud Aviation Caravelle also happened to be pioneering in a completely different way, as Key.Aero reveals

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Room with a View: Heathrow

Richard Vandervord visits a hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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Back To Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 3

Preflight and ground handling procedures...

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Flight Sim Q&A

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