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Aviation News February 2021

Welcome to Aviation News February 2021

Me 262 Vs. Gloster Meteor

How does the Messerschmitt Me 262 match up against the Gloster Meteor?

The life of an aviation enthusiast

This week's MyPast feature comes from James Barber, who was brought up surrounded by the RAF and ended up custodian of a USAAF control tower

Quiz: How well do you know your flag carriers?

This week's quiz focuses on the world's flag carriers. Instead of naming the airline, this time you need to name the country!

FAA reveals stricter unruly passenger policy

After a string of recent incidents, the agency has decided to strengthen its response to troublesome travellers

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An in-depth look at Saudi Arabia's advanced F-15SA fleet

Key.Aero provides an in-depth look at Saudi Arabia’s Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Strike Eagle fleet and charts the delivery of its 84 new-build multi-role fighters over the last five years

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The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318

On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today

Northrop Grumman wins $325m Joint STARS support contract

Northrop Grumman has received a US$325m contract from the USAF to provide continued support for the service’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet

Tweed New Haven now Available

Orbx has released KHVN Tweed New Haven Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 4

It's 80 years since the first flight of the Avro Lancaster, so no prizes for guessing what the team are talking about this week...

Striding into the New Year with the Lancaster Challenge

Registration now for the virtual Lancaster Challenge is now open. Challenge finishes on 17 May 2021

USAF orders 12 more KC-46s from Boeing

Boeing announced on January 12 that it has been awarded a US$1.7bn contract by the USAF to deliver 12 more KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft under a sixth production lot

Palma de Mallorca Airport In Development

Just Flight has announced its first scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Palma de Mallorca Airport.

Announcing SkyMaxx Pro Version 5

X-Aviation has revealed SkyMaxx Pro v5 for X-Plane 11 is due to be released imminently.

Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.

BAE Systems to support USMC Harrier II fleet until 2029

BAE Systems revealed on January 12 that Vertex Aerospace has selected it as a subcontractor to support the logistics and maintenance operations of the USMC’s AV-8B Harrier II fleet until 2029

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach young children at home while juggling work? We feel your pain! That's why we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks to keep the kids occupied while you try to get some work done...

VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

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AirForces Monthly February 2021

Welcome to AirForces Monthly February 2021

Colombia selects AW139 as new presidential helicopter

Colombia has ordered a single Leonardo AW139 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopter to serve under the nation’s air force in a presidential transport role, the company announced on January 11

VIDEO: Exclusive guided tour of JetBlue’s new A220 cabin

Ahead of beginning services with the new jet in the spring, Key.Aero meets Mariya Stoyanova, the airline’s director of product development who provides a tour of the aircraft’s brand-new cabin

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here!

USAF deploys MQ-9A Reapers to Romania

The USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of MQ-9A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and approximately 90 airmen to Romania’s 71st Air Base in Câmpia Turzii

PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Just Flight has released new screenshots of the PA-28R Arrow III currently in development for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

BA is selling suitcases containing 747 parts

Following the jumbo’s retirement last year, the flag carrier is now offering limited edition luggage

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