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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

The man who helped make the P-51 Mustang (in four months)

He worked alongside distinguished names such as Glenn Martin, Donald Douglas and Larry Bell, but Dutch Kindelberger created his own career path that shook the aviation industry - and continues to do so to this day…

VIDEO: Ex-Eastern pilot and labour leader on the carrier’s collapse – 30 years on

Thirty years ago, one of the largest airlines in the US collapsed after 65 years of operations. Former pilot and author George Jehn tells Key.Aero why it happened

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 26

Welcome to the 26th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Slovenia set for C-27J Spartan acquisition

The Slovenian government revealed on January 15 that it will acquire up to two Leonardo C-27J Spartan tactical transports after the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a greater need for a national airlift capability

GA-ASI integrates Legion Pod onto Avenger drone

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced on January 15 that it had completed a test flight of an Avenger remotely piloted aircraft that had been fitted with Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod

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Desert Storm 30: Black Jets over Baghdad

In the first of a series of features commemorating the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, we explore the F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft, which flew at least 50 combat sorties during the campaign and was never hit, outsmarting Iraqi radar to deliver shock and awe

VIDEO: Former airline pilot Scott Birrell's incredible first flying job

Former airline pilot and author, Scott Birrell details his unbelievable endeavours while assisting in the recovery of five Douglas DC-3 aircraft from Entebbe Airport in Africa

Me 262 Vs. Gloster Meteor

How does the Messerschmitt Me 262 match up against the Gloster Meteor?

The life of an aviation enthusiast

This week's MyPast feature comes from James Barber, who was brought up surrounded by the RAF and ended up custodian of a USAAF control tower

Australia selects AH-64E as Tiger ARH successor

Boeing’s AH-64E Apache Guardian has been selected to replace the Australian Army’s 22-strong fleet of Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARHs), with the first of 29 aircraft expected to be delivered in 2025

Quiz: How well do you know your flag carriers?

This week's quiz focuses on the world's flag carriers. Instead of naming the airline, this time you need to name the country!

FAA reveals stricter unruly passenger policy

After a string of recent incidents, the agency has decided to strengthen its response to troublesome travellers

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An in-depth look at Saudi Arabia's advanced F-15SA fleet

Key.Aero provides an in-depth look at Saudi Arabia’s Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Strike Eagle fleet and charts the delivery of its 84 new-build multi-role fighters over the last five years

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The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318

On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today

Northrop Grumman wins $325m Joint STARS support contract

Northrop Grumman has received a US$325m contract from the USAF to provide continued support for the service’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet

Tweed New Haven now Available

Orbx has released KHVN Tweed New Haven Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 4

It's 80 years since the first flight of the Avro Lancaster, so no prizes for guessing what the team are talking about this week...

Striding into the New Year with the Lancaster Challenge

Registration now for the virtual Lancaster Challenge is now open. Challenge finishes on 17 May 2021

USAF orders 12 more KC-46s from Boeing

Boeing announced on January 12 that it has been awarded a US$1.7bn contract by the USAF to deliver 12 more KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft under a sixth production lot

Palma de Mallorca Airport In Development

Just Flight has announced its first scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Palma de Mallorca Airport.

Announcing SkyMaxx Pro Version 5

X-Aviation has revealed SkyMaxx Pro v5 for X-Plane 11 is due to be released imminently.

Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.

BAE Systems to support USMC Harrier II fleet until 2029

BAE Systems revealed on January 12 that Vertex Aerospace has selected it as a subcontractor to support the logistics and maintenance operations of the USMC’s AV-8B Harrier II fleet until 2029

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach young children at home while juggling work? We feel your pain! That's why we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks to keep the kids occupied while you try to get some work done...

VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

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