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The only airline in North Korea

Dubbed the “worst airline” in the world, Air Koryo’s reputation as the North Korean flag carrier is formidable just by its association with the country. Key.Aero recounts the history of this very unique operator

NATO nations team up to develop next-gen rotorcraft capability

Defence ministers from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the UK signed a letter of intent on November 19 to design, develop and deliver a new medium-lift multi-role helicopter under a multinational initiative

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The 5 most amazing aviation innovations

From improving performance at high altitudes to making flight safer for everyone, these aircraft innovations are all ingenious in their own ways...

Why Wizz Air A321 aborted take-off at V1

An AAIB report finds that pitot probes had become blocked by something the size of a grain of rice…

Spangdahlem F-16s deploy to the Middle East

Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcons from the USAF’s 480th Fighter Squadron ‘Warhawks’ at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed to the UAE on November 12

Inside the famous Top Gear Boeing 747

Some say it can down 26,000 pints in one hour and that it’s four times heavier than the average house. All we know is it’s not The Stig, but it’s The Stig’s jumbo jet cousin. Watch this amazing video featuring the elusive Top Gear 747

Ninth Boeing P-8I Neptune arrives in India

Boeing announced on November 18 that it has delivered its ninth P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy – the largest operator of the platform outside the US

Microsoft Flight Simulator Touches Down in Ibiza

Airport developer, sim-wings has released the Spanish destination of Ibiza for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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AirForces Monthly December 2020

Welcome to AirForces Monthly December 2020

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Aviation News December 2020

Welcome to Aviation News December 2020

FAA clears Boeing 737 MAX to resume operations

The US aviation regulator has given the green-light for American carriers to restart operations with the embattled jet

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Our Top 10 Fictional Combat Aircraft from the Movies

Key.Aero delves into the world of cinema and counts down its top ten favourite fictional combat-capable aircraft from the big screen

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic quiz is a bit different... can you identify who said all of these famous quotes from aviation history? Be careful - some may just catch you out!

Salzburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator

New Orbx partner, Digital Design, has released LOWS Salzburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Constellation Feature Premium

The first pressurised airliner in widespread use

With a wingspan longer than the total distance of Orville Wright’s first flight, the Lockheed Constellation was an important step in the evolution of commercial aviation

Hungary orders two KC-390 multi-mission transports

The Hungarian government signed a contract with Embraer on November 17 for the acquisition of two KC-390 Millennium multi-mission transport aircraft, which will be delivered to the nation from 2023

Boeing 737 MAX set for US approval tomorrow

The embattled jet moves closer to returning to the skies with green light imminent

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Dundee for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced EGPN Dundee Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Meggitt secures RAF Typhoon radome contract

UK-based aerospace, defence and energy specialist, Meggitt, announced on November 10 that it has won a £4.2m contract to develop and deliver a new radome for the UK’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet

Easyjet lands first ever annual loss of £1.27bn

Amid positive news of potential vaccines, easyJet reminds us what a difficult year the aviation industry has been through

Japan begins MV-22B Osprey flight operations

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) became the first international operator of the US-built Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor after it began flight operations with the platform on November 6

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI in Development

Eagle Dynamics (ED) has released new screenshots of its upcoming DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI currently in development.

Final RQ-4D Phoenix delivered to NATO

NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) team accepted its fifth and final Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix high-altitude, long-endurance UAS in Sigonella, Italy, on November 12

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50 years of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

Exactly half a century ago today, Lockheed flew its TriStar for the first time. Key.Aero charts the rise and fall of this technologically advanced trijet

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 17

Welcome to the 17th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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