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Airbus A380

The double-decker Airbus A380 caught the world’s imagination when it first flew in 2005 and still manages to turn heads. This week on Key.Aero, we’re featuring a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of Super Jumbo topics from its origins, to hearing from the people who work with it to find out what makes it tick, and examining why ultimately the A380 wasn’t the commercial success Airbus had hoped for.

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US Changes Course on Light Attack?

In the autumn, the US Air Force (USAF) officially issued its final request for proposal (RFP) for six close air support/ground attack aircraft...

Rolls-Royce unveils Tempest engine technology details

Rolls-Royce, has unveiled the first details of the “world-first technology” that will be incorporated into the Tempest next-generation fighter aircraft.

Leonardo wins US Navy next-gen training helicopter contract

The US Navy has selected Leonardo Helicopters’ TH-119 – now TH-73A – as the winner of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) contest – replacing its ageing fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers as the service’s next-generation training helicopters.

Northrop Grumman contracted for Joint STARS sustainment work

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Northrop Grumman to continue sustainment and modification work for its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

US approves F-35B sale to Singapore

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to 12 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) multi-role stealth fighters to Singapore.

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