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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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France’s MARITIME REVOLUTION

As the Aéronautique Navale marks the centenary of Flottille...

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‘GOLDEN JAGUARS’ OVER PANAMA

Combat Aircraft Journal looks back at the role of the Dragonfly...

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US NAVY MULLS FUTURE FIGHTER CONCEPTS

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LOSSES

Compiled by Tom Kaminski • MiG-23 serial 26144 operated by...

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STILL GOING STRONG

In the first half of a two-part feature, Combat Aircraft looks at the service record of the US Air Force C-135 family as it reaches 64 years of service.

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Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach your children maths in the kitchen while juggling work? Well for the second week, we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks featuring maths and literacy, to keep Key Stage 2 kids occupied while you try to get some stuff done...

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F-4 Phantom to A-10 'Warthog'

Col Steven K Ladd (ret’d) flew F-4 Phantoms in combat over Vietnam and sat on nuclear alert in Europe. When his then unit transitioned to the A-10 Warthog, he reluctantly switched to the subsonic ‘tank buster’, but became one of its most enthusiastic proponents

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Mossies Over the Jungle

From 1943, the de Havilland Mosquitos of 684 Squadron ranged far and wide over Southeast Asia, supplying the RAF with most of its strategic reconnaissance, as Tom Spencer describes

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Commercial

Delta to retire nearly 400 aircraft over next five years

The US carrier also plans to restructure its order books to better match deliveries with network demand

10,000 Airbus A320s? Close, but no cigar – here’s why

We’ve all seen the pictures of Middle East Airlines’ shiny new A321neo, but Airbus hasn’t delivered 10,000 A320 Family aircraft. Not even close. So what are they playing at?

Italian government reveals Alitalia replacement

After months of failed negotiations, the Italian government has signed a decree to establish a successor to the country’s embattled national carrier

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

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Back To Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 3

Preflight and ground handling procedures...

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