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Australia shows off legacy Hornets in stunning photo shoot

Royal Australian Air Force-operated Boeing F/A-18A Hornets graced the skies on October 29 for a special photo shoot ahead of the multi-role fighter’s retirement next year – and the images are spectacular!

EXCLUSIVE: BA to cancel 100s of flights from Sunday

Travellers have been left in limbo after British Airways confirmed that it was making major revisions to its November flying programme.

France declares IOC of Talios pod on Rafale F3-R

The French Air and Space Force declared initial operational capability of the Talios laser designation pod on the Dassault Rafale F3-R multi-role fighter on October 29

Australia’s REX takes delivery of first jet aircraft

The world’s largest Saab 340 operator has welcomed a Boeing into the fold

East Frisian Islands for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Discover the East Frisian North Sea islands in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Combat Aircraft Journal December 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal December 2020

Just how much has the wing has developed over time..?

There’s got to be a reason why aeroplanes have gone from low altitude, low speed performance all the way to high altitude supersonic flight. Our guess is that it has something to do with the development of the wing, and here’s why…

First stranded Lufthansa 747 leaves storage for the desert

Following a week of uncertainty, the first jumbo has left Europe for the US

Japan Airlines reveals fate of its Boeing 777 fleet

Flag carrier unveils a fleet reduction strategy as it persists with efforts to battle the pandemic

Vancouver International Airport for Prepar3D

FSimStudios has released CYVR Vancouver International Airport for P3D v4+ over on OrbxDirect.

Spitfire Week Quiz

We dedicated last week to the iconic Spitfire as part of our celebrations to mark the end of the 80th Battle of Britain anniversary. How much were you paying attention? Test yourself!

A complete 100-year timeline of KLM's fleet

The world's oldest airline has had a lot of aircraft in its 100-year history, here they all are!

L3Harris to modify King Air 350ERs for Canadian ISR mission

US-based defence contractor, L3Harris Technologies, revealed on November 2 that it has been contracted to modify three new Beechcraft King Air 350ERs into special mission aircraft for Canada

USAF F-15 fleet to receive ACES 5 ejection seats

Collins Aerospace announced on October 29 that it has been awarded a US$700m contract to qualify, produce and field the ACES 5 next-generation ejection seat for various US Air Force aircraft

BREAKING: Hi Fly to end A380 operations

As a result of the pandemic, the wet-lease specialist is dropping the world’s largest commercial airliner in favour of a smaller alternative

US Navy seeks E-3D in-flight trainer for E-6B Mercury fleet

The US Navy seeks to procure a Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne early warning and control system for use as an in-flight trainer to reduce the wear on its E-6B Mercury command and control aircraft

Ryanair reveals plan for 737 MAX service entry

While announcing significant financial losses, the low-cost carrier set out its service entry schedule for the embattled jet

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 15

Welcome to the 15th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Delta retires final Boeing 777

The American carrier’s last remaining Triple Seven bowed out over the weekend with a transcontinental service

US approves Bell 412EPi, 429 helicopter sale to Guyana

The US State Department announced on October 30 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of two Bell 412EPi and two 429 GlobalRanger light utility helicopters to Guyana

Lockheed Martin to build MH-60Rs for Greece

The US Department of Defense announced on October 26 that it had contracted Lockheed Martin to build and deliver four Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopters for Greece

Boeing vs Airbus: how do their product lines compare?

The scale of these two manufacturers is impressive, but how do their product portfolios compare. Key.Aero investigates…

Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz - Part 3

For the third week in a row, here's part three of Key.Aero's Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz!

Stories of the Spitfire heroes

Among the many tales of heroism during the war, historic aviation experts Tony Hoskins and Hugh Hunt recall one in particular – and Tony’s arduous journey to recover one pilot’s wartime Spitfire for the ultimate restoration project.

The complete evolution of the Spitfire

Charting the development and evolution of Britain’s greatest fighter.

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