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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Unique German helicopter restoration nearly ready after 25 years

Sole surviving Flettner Fl 282 approaches completion at Midland Air Museum

Vildebeest restoration reaches milestone

Inter-war biplane stands on its undercarriage again

Lancaster stars at poppy appeal launch

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s Avro Lancaster was the centrepiece of the annual launch

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Aeroplane Database: de Havilland's elegant DH114 Heron

An in-depth look at one of the smallest four-engined airliners

New Battle of Britain database launched

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has launched a comprehensive database offering academics, authors and researchers fresh opportunities to find detailed information on The Few

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Military

US Navy resumes T-45C Goshawk flight ops after safety pause

The US Navy’s Chief of Naval Air Training authorised the resumption of flight operations for the McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk jet trainer on October 31, after both the Navy’s and USMC’s fleets were grounded more than two weeks earlier due to rising safety concerns

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Baltic Defenders: Policing NATO skies with the Italian Air Force

AirForces Monthly spent time with Italian Air Force Eurofighters as they took up the mission of safeguarding NATO's skies over the Baltic region

Philippine Army chief seeks Black Hawk acquisition

Lt Gen Romeo Brawner Jr – commander of the Philippine Army – has recently told reporters that he wants to acquire more Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters to strengthen the fleet

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Commercial

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ACCIDENT REPORT: Cause of British Airways 787 gear collapse confirmed

Authorities have concluded a major investigation into the events which resulted in the nose of a British Airways Boeing 787 hitting the ground. The Dreamliner, G-ZBJB (c/n 38610) was parked on Stand 583 at London/Heathrow when the incident took place on June 18, 2021.

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Cyprus Airways confirms new flights to TWO major European capitals

The Cypriot airline has revealed both routes are planned to start from next month. Find out which cities right now…

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The mammoth task of keeping Boeing 747s flying

In a 2021 special publication on the Boeing 747, Ian Goold describes how when the airliner was introduced into service, the aviation industry had to define new methods to maintain this giant

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Flight Simulation

La-7 for DCS World incoming

Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer OctopusG is developing the La-7 for DCS World.

DCS Dynamic Weather coming soon

After extensive testing of new moving clouds and effects, Eagle Dynamics is ready to update DCS World weather in the upcoming 2.8 version.

Aerosoft releases new destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, Aviation-Sim-Design has released Airfield Kyritz for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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