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GIANT AIRCRAFT WEEK

This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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Why BA A350-1000 suffered tail-strike during go-around

The three-year-old widebody picked up damage to its fuselage surface when the tail struck the ground during a go-around at Heathrow after a prolonged float during the flare to land.

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Aeroplane Personal Album: Croydon in the ’30s

The collection of negatives loaned to reader John Evans by Pembrokeshire-based friend Joyce Northwood elicits another selection from Croydon Airport in the 1930s, focusing on mainland European visitors to this cosmopolitan hub

Czech MOD seeking Israeli UAV acquisition

The Czech Ministry of Defence has revealed that it is set to open negotiations with the Israeli government for the acquisition of three Israel Aerospace Industries-developed Heron I unmanned aerial vehicles for aerial reconnaissance duties

Milan Bergamo wins new A321LR long-haul link

A low-cost carrier plans to connect the Italian gateway with narrowbody jets on a 2,883-mile route. Find out more here…

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APROC 2022: Inside Spain’s annual joint rescue exercise

Having the power to recover personnel from combat situations is an essential element of any military operation. AirForces Monthly reports on the annual joint exercise in Spain

RAF Chinooks return from deployment to Estonia

Two RAF-operated Boeing Chinook HC5/HC6 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters from No 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, have returned home following a deployment to Ämari Air Base in Estonia

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Ultra rare dual-liveried 777F in Singapore debut

A Singapore carrier will operate brand-new widebody freighters to the United States with a cool new livery! Find out more on Key.Aero…

Aerosoft Mega Airport Brussels Review Premium

We explore Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Brussels

Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Brussels has often been described as the best third-party airport yet produced for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We take a closer look at one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs and see how it measures up.

Southend Vulcan open to visitors on Sunday 21st

The Vulcan Restoration Trust will open its gates to visitors this Sunday.

Colorado National Guard first to receive new UH-72B Lakota

The Colorado Army National Guard announced on August 15 that it has received the first two UH-72B Lakotas purchased by the US Department of Defense exclusively for the US Army National Guard

US Army completes final Saturn Arch mission

US Army Project Director Sensors-Aerial Intelligence successfully completed the final mission for the Saturn Arch Quick Reaction Capability aircraft in support of US Army Central Command on July 31

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Inflight entertainment - what's new?

Tom Batchelor looks at the increasingly sophisticated inflight entertainment that passengers have come to expect

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Why does Emirates operate so many A380s?

Emirates is the largest operator of the Airbus A380 employing it on its shortest and longest routes. In the June 2017 issue of Aviation News, Martyn Cartledge examined the widebody’s role with the Middle Eastern carrier.

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Is the C-17 one of history's most capable airlifters?

Tom Kaminski examines the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, which has proved to be a very capable airlifter

HISTORIC QUIZ - BRITISH TEST PILOTS EDITION

Test your knowledge in our historic aviation quiz - British Test Pilots edition

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The Uruguayan volunteers restoring a Vickers Viscount

Nicknamed ‘the Witch’, a Vickers Viscount that once belonged to a now-defunct Uruguayan airline has been the subject of a taxing volunteer restoration

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-senior commander says RAF ‘requires reset’ to meet Russian threat

In a wide-ranging interview with Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara, Air Marshal Greg Bagwell (ret’d) offers his thoughts on the air war in Ukraine and the future of the RAF in light of the heightened security situation in Europe

First brand-new F-35A delivered to 461st FLTS

The USAF's 412th Test Wing announced on August 15 that the first of six brand-new F-35A Lightning IIs has been delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, California

Emirates bolsters Australian network

Another city ‘Down Under’ is set for the resumption of Airbus A380 services. Read more on Key.Aero to find out which one…

Latvia delivers Mi-2s and Mi-17s to Ukraine

Latvia’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 15 that it had donated four helicopters to Ukraine

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Sydney-based training centre cleared for take-off

A new purpose-built facility will enable the Qantas Group to train up to 4,500 crew annually on current and future aircraft types.

Avro RJ Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator in development

Following the release of the 146 Professional earlier in the year, the Just Flight development team has announced it is working on its successor, the Avro RJ series for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

US Navy loses T-45C Goshawk in Texas crash

A US Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed on August 16 near Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas

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Convair B-36 Peacemaker: The World’s Biggest Bomber

In the March 2014 issue of Aviation News, Doug Gordon told the story of the world’s largest bomber, Convair’s B-36 Peacemaker, Strategic Air Command’s first intercontinental nuclear delivery platform

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Boeing 767 vs Boeing 777: an in-depth comparison

The 767 and 777 heralded a new age in transatlantic travel, with Boeing adopting new approaches to their design and manufacture. We compare the two twin-engine types to find out how they match up.

 

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