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ICE Aces

Inside Stories ANTARCTIC AVIATIONPioneering Antarctic aviators...

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FLYING THE NEST

British skies are destined to be blessed by a second...

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SHOOTING the Dark Continent

AERIAL SURVEYS: Among the Avro Lancaster’s most ambitious postwar...

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IRIS II at Gan

Story Behind the Scene. Chris French, acclaimed aviation artist...

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Serious About Seafires

Restoration Scene: In recent years the airworthy Seafire population...

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Skydancing Stearmans

Inside Stories: AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS. Assistant Editor Jamie...

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MARITIME Majesty

FRENCH NAVY ‘OPS’: Malcolm V Lowe describes the post-World...

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Handley Page Pioneer

Inside Stories by Frank Thomas Digby. Roger Taylor details just...

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SWEET REVENGE

HENDON’S LANC’: Avro Lancaster ‘S-for-Sugar’ carried out...

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How far does one 747 fly every month? You’ll be surprised…

Criss-crossing the globe, the Boeing 747 has a range of nearly 9,000 miles, but how far does one typically fly in a month? Key.Aero tracked a KLM jumbo throughout November to find out where it visited and how many miles it covered

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Chinese 737 and A320 competitor nearly ready

China’s answer to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, the COMAC C919, is edging ever closer to certification

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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 19

Welcome to the 19th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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The pioneer of aviation firsts

In the 100 year or so history of aviation, there have been many firsts. We think we might have found the man with the most…

Northrop Grumman lands $4.8bn Global Hawk development contract

The US Department of Defense announced on November 25 that it has awarded Northrop Grumman a US$4.8bn contract to develop, modernise, retrofit and sustain the USAF's RQ-4 Global Hawk family

UAC delivers last of 50 Su-35S fighters to Russia

The United Aircraft Corporation revealed on November 25 that it has handed over the final three of 50 new-build Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighters to the Russian Ministry of Defence

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal January 2021

Quiz: How well do you know your retro airline schemes?

Back by popular demand - this week's Commerical Aviation quiz focuses on the paint schemes of yesteryear and tests your knowledge of liveries used on some of the world's biggest airlines

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Which airlines use Russia’s version of the 757?

Russia’s answer to the Boeing 757 – the Tupolev Tu-204 – didn’t achieve quite the same commercial success as its American counterpart. Key.Aero investigates which carriers are still using it

Who has become the world’s first all-A220 airline?

The adopted Airbus aircraft is now the sole type used by one European operator

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“I watched Spitfires and Bf 109s battle above me”

Key.Aero reader, Derek Lunn, tells his story of young life in Dover during World War II, from watching dogfights unfold in the skies above him to saving his family’s lives by stopping to sort out his socks…

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First flight of the Gloster Javelin

November 26 marks the 69th year of the first flight of the last design to bear the Gloster name

JetBlue’s London airport slots revealed

Ahead of its transatlantic debut next year, the take-off and landing rights the airline needs to operate these services have been unveiled

Concorde captain on handling emergency at Mach 2

Travelling at twice the speed of sound, John Hutchinson had just begun to tuck into his steak fillet when the supersonic aircraft he was piloting began shaking violently. Find out what went wrong in this amazing interview with the former British Airways Concorde captain

EASA reveals 737 MAX approval timeline

A week after the FAA un-grounded the embattled jet, EASA laid out its approach to getting the 737 MAX back into service

Alaska Airlines exchanges A320s for 737 MAXs

The Seattle-based carrier becomes the first to add more MAXs to its fleet following the FAA’s un-grounding last week

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