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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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First Eurofighter in Kuwaiti configuration takes flight

The first Kuwait-standard Eurofighter has taken to the air at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s flight-test centre at Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy.

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Aviation News February 2021

Welcome to Aviation News February 2021

Historic Aviation Quiz

How high can you score on this week's Historic Aviation Quiz?

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The first flights of January 19

We’ve covered a lot of first flights here on Key.Aero, but we’re not sure we’ve ever covered so many that took place on one date over the years. What is it with historic aviation and January 19?

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Commercial

Airbus A380 variants that were never produced

The world’s largest passenger aircraft has only ever been manufactured in a single model, but here are the four derivatives that were proposed but never made

You won’t believe how many airlines China has

China has experienced an aviation boom over the last two decades and now has more airlines than the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain combined. Key.Aero reveals the true extent of the county’s air transport revolution

British Airways Boss Steps Down

Spanish businessman Alex Cruz to be replaced at the flag carrier by Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle

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Mungo - A Tribute

As we were going to press, we received the news, with shock and...

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Spitfire Supreme!

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VERTIGO Extra 300 SC

Vertigo Designs Take on the Extra 300SC in X-Plane

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