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MIGS, SABRES AND MORE...

Alan Warnes discovers varied and historically important exhibits...

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Transport Titans

Bob Archer details the logistical intricacies of the USAF’s Exercise Big Lift...

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Above and Beyond: Don Laubman

Don Laubman was one of the highest-scoring Canadian fighter pilots...

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NUCLEAR ’SNIFFERS’

Lennart Berns describes how the Swedish Air Force repurposed its J 32B jet fighters...

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Restoration Scene: From Medway to Malta

Robin Brooks relates the life of a much-travelled Meteor F.8...

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PATAGONIAN PIONEERS

Ramiro S Piacenza reveals how the pioneering French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry...

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 6

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

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part One

In the third of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero provides an overview of NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

Why an airline operated empty flights from Heathrow for a year

For a whole year, British Mediterranean Airways operated six flights a week from Heathrow Airport to Cardiff, that were completely empty. Here is why.

Russia begins serial production of Mi-35P

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – announced that it launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at its Rostvertol facility in Rostov-na-Don, Russia, on August 24.

Aer Lingus Regional begins new route from Belfast

Aer Lingus Regional has launched a new route from George Best Belfast City Airport.

EXCLUSIVE: Flying the X-59 QueSST

In the second of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero speaks with Lockheed Martin's resident test pilot, Dan "Dog" Canin, who will be one of the few pilots to fly the X-59 QueSST low-boom demonstrator.

DC-10: Marking 50 Years of Flight

Today marks half a century since the first flight of the mighty McDonnell Douglas DC-10. Thomas Haynes recounts the trijet’s record and speaks to a retired BA training captain about what it was like to fly.

Quiz: Can you identify these airlines?

Can you identify these airlines using just small snippets of their liveries? Let us know what score you received!

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From wood to carbon-fibre: the advancement of aeroplane materials

The journey from wood to carbon composite materials has been fascinating...

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YF-23 Black Widow II: Diamonds Aren't Forever

The story behind how Northrop's YF-23 Black Widow II lost a near-decade-long 'race' with the Lockheed's YF-22 to win the Advanced Tactical Fighter programme.

Airlines that never flew

An airline is a very difficult business to make work and several carriers over the years, never really got very far from the drawing board. Here’s five examples.

Saab unveils new decoy missile for Gripen E

Saab unveiled new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for the Gripen E at the Kauhava Airshow in Finland on August 28, which it will offer in its Finnish Air Force HX Fighter programme bid.

Passengers of Overbooked Flight Sue Airline for £20k Private Jet Charter

Two passengers of an unnamed German airline have filed a lawsuit in a Düsseldorf court after they were bumped off an overbooked flight and organised a private jet charter to transport them to their destination.

EXCLUSIVE: What is the X-59 QueSST?

In the first of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero speaks with the joint team from Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and NASA Aeronautics behind the X-59 QueSST, an X-plane with a very unique and exciting mission to prove low-boom technologies.

First modernised Tu-95MSM Bear takes flight

Russia’s first deeply modernised Tupolev Tu-95MSM prototype flew for the first time from the Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex (GM Beriev) in the country’s Rostov Oblast region on August 22.

"Chaotic and illogical approach to travel restrictions" hurting airports, says MAG CEO

Charlie Cornish, the CEO of Manchester Airports Group, the owners of three UK airports, shares his thoughts on the government's response to protecting the travel industry during COVID-19.

Virgin Atlantic to Launch Flights to Pakistan

Crawley-based Virgin Atlantic has announced its plans to launch services to Pakistan for the first time from December this year.

Canada lifts operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) lifted the operational pause of its Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer fleet on August 24.

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New Challenges

Airports are facing a range of challenges as they try to return...

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