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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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‘VIPER FLARE’

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FAREWELL TO THE RECCE RHINOS

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force held a public farewell event...

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BOEING READY TO PROGRESS WITH F-15EX

With deadlock over the Fiscal Year 2020 defense budget, Boeing...

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WAR GAMES IN THE NEGEV

Ovda air base in Israel’s Negev Desert hosted Exercise ‘Blue...

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Fairey Barracuda VS. Curtiss Helldiver

This week we’re comparing the Fairey Barracuda to the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver...

One man’s untold World War II story

Walter Henry Layne volunteered for duty as Aircrew with the RAF the moment Neville Chamberlain announced a state of war on September 3, 1949. His son David tells his incredible story in this first instalment of a three-part story for MyPast…

FlyPast Podcast Episode 5

The team talk Vulcans, aviation characters... and the one airshow they'd love to have back this summer.

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Commercial

The world’s first regional jet

France’s first foray into manufacturing jetliners, the Sud Aviation Caravelle also happened to be pioneering in a completely different way, as Key.Aero reveals

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Room with a View: Heathrow

Richard Vandervord visits a hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport...

WestJet suspends services to four cities and cuts capacity

Carrier cuts more than 100 weekly flights or nearly 80% of seat capacity across Atlantic Canada

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COCKPIT BUILDING

Finally sorted, and alive. Note the damage displays in the V/S...

Manchester out now

Aerosoft has released this highly detailed expansion for FSX,...

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Just Flight HS 748 PROPLINER

Just Flight and Aeroplane Heaven have released another British...

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