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To celebrate the release of the long-awaited film Top Gun: Maverick, Key.Aero is marking the occasion with special coverage of the real TOPGUN fighter weapons school and the movies with material on the original and the sequel.

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Heading for hydrogen?

As airports around the world continue to showcase their ambitious net zero carbon targets, Tara Craig looks into a potential ‘wonder fuel’ for the future: hydrogen

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Inside Birmingham's revolutionary Eurohub terminal

The former Eurohub at Birmingham Airport would have been 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Lee Cross examines the history behind the revolutionary passenger terminal

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How London Southend is preparing to reopen its doors

While no UK facility has been immune to the turbulence of the...

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European airports' impending capacity crunch

Airports across the UK and Europe are poised for a looming capacity crunch as both COVID-19 and ongoing environmental concerns have halted most expansion plans. Callum Tennant investigates what this could mean and looks at how sustainable technologies could overcome such challenges

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Getting to the Green Coast

Brazil’s Costa Verde is a popular holiday hotspot, thanks to its beautiful beaches and landscape. However, two of its aerial gateways, Angra dos Reis and Paraty, have often lacked scheduled air links. This all changed in December 2020, as Daniel R Carneiro finds out

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Warbird hunting in the Andes

Regulator contributor Ron Mak takes us back to 1973-74 with a fascinating trip to Bolivia’s La Paz/El Alto Airport, a facility nestled high in the uplands of the spectacular Andes Mountains and teeming with ex-World War Two-vintage types

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The ultimate guide to airport hotel plane spotting

For most guests, a hotel is a place for rest and relaxation. But for many aviation enthusiasts, it’s the promise of a glimpse of airline traffic at some of the world’s busiest airports that leaves them eager to book a room. Tom Batchelor finds out more

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Airports of the World Jul/Aug 21: UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK...

WATCH: How was Arthur C. Clarke involved in the biggest air show of 1951?

Held 70 years ago this summer, the huge Hendon Airfield event was fascinating – as Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell explains in this video

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40 amazing facts about the Airbus A350

The European manufacturer’s flagship widebody flew for the first time eight years ago today. To mark this milestone, Key.Aero has compiled 40 facts about the jet

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Korean Air completes longest flight in its history

The 8329-mile (13,405 KM) flight succeeds the previous record of 13 hours and 50 minutes, held by the Incheon-Atlanta route

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7 facts about the Avro Tudor

On the anniversary of its first flight, here’s some fascinating info about Britain's first ever pressurised airliner

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UK to maintain Chinook presence in Sahel

The UK Ministry of Defence has said that there are no immediate implications to its Chinook force in Mali following France's decision to wind up Operation Barkhane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 47

Welcome to the 47th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Bulgarian MiG-29 crashes into the Black Sea

A Bulgarian Air Force-operated Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 'Fulcrum' crashed into the Black Sea off the nation’s Shabla peninsula in the early hours of June 9

Loganair goes carbon neutral

While it continues to work on projects to reduce its emissions, the Scottish carrier has pledged to fully offset in the interim period

Ecuador receives final three H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of six H145M utility helicopters to the Ecuadorian Air Force

Croatia opts for second-hand Rafales

Croatia has decided to purchase 12 second-hand Dassault Rafale F3-Rs from France to replace the nation's matured Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis-D/UMD fleet, which currently comprises just eight airframes

Quiz: How well do you know your airline ATC callsigns?

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of airline identifiers. Both IATA code and ATC callsigns are included so make sure to let us know what score you get!

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Lessons to learn in Falcon Strike, states IAF

The Israeli Air Force is marking a milestone with the first overseas deployment of its F-35 aircraft since entering service

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Six more creative ways airlines save money

In the second part of our money-saving series, Key.Aero details a half dozen more clever tricks carriers deploy to cut costs

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Landmarks Cape Town City Pack Out Now

Orbx has announced Landmarks Cape Town for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

VP-40 conducts first Poseidon deployment

The US Navy’s VP-40 ‘Fighting Marlins’ started its first deployment with the Boeing P-8A Poseidon on April 28, when the initial maritime patrol aircraft arrived at NAS Sigonella in Sicily, Italy

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Pioneering Jet Training in the RAF

A fascinating report from the January 7, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane on how the RAF adapted to training jet fighter pilots.

 

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