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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.

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Op Octave Quartz: Crystal Clear Power

The decision to withdraw US troops from Somalia involved a formidable assembly of American air power known as Operation Octave Quartz. But will it embolden Islamist insurgency? Key.Aero investigates

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The Rise of the T-7A Red Hawk

With the T-7A Red Hawk, Boeing is creating the world's first fifth-generation advanced flight training system. We explore the program that's set to replace the USAF's workhorse T-38 Talon after 60 years of exceptional service

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A behind-the-scenes look at NATO's Texas-based jet training programme

We explore the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, which is based with the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas, and has been teaching student fighter pilots and their instructors since 1981

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China offers new clues about mysterious H-20 stealth bomber

China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has teased the world with a fleeting glimpse of its new H-20 stealth bomber. The bomber’s debut, in a lavish official recruiting video, both confirms expectations and raises questions

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A behind-the-scenes look at the new Franco-German C-130J unit

A historic strategic alliance between the French and German air forces has seen a new European bi-national squadron take delivery of its first tactical transport aircraft - as we report

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Viper's Bite: The Evolution of the F-16

With more than 4,600 aircraft produced, the F-16 is a design masterpiece and a stunning export success. While today's variants may be a world away from the original in terms of capability, the Falcon is still fighting and could win more orders in the future, as Key.Aero explores

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The evolution of Russia's famous Hip heavy-duty helicopter family

We provide an in-depth look at Russia's Mil Mi-8 'Hip' tactical transport helicopter, which is the flying equivalent of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: affordable, functional, robust, widespread and deadly

FlyPast Podcast Episode 11

This week, Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell and FlyPast's Deputy Editor Jamie Ewan join the podcast to discuss the Spitfire on its 85th anniversary...

Lufthansa Group reveals future fleet strategy

As it reports a near €7 billion loss for 2020, the airline group shares its plan for simplifying and modernising its roster

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History’s most bizarre experimental aircraft, pt2

Whoever thought that the United States Air Force would consider designs that look like something straight out of Inspector Gadget? Read on…

Stapleford Airfield Incoming

Orbx has announced EGSG Stapleford Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator is due for imminent release.

Qantas launches ‘mystery flights’ to combat ‘border blues’

As the country’s vaccine rollout continues at pace, the airline is offering a trio of exclusive travel experiences in the meantime

Sabreliner Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the North American Rockwell Sabreliner for Prepar3D v4 and v5 is now available.

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman takes flight, as Australia commits to more aircraft

In partnership with the RAAF, Boeing Australia successfully completed the first flight of its Airpower Teaming System UAV on February 27, just days before the nation’s government announced it will co-develop three more aircraft

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THE ‘BUCCANEER’S’ NUCLEAR BITE

One of the type's leading exponents details the Buccaneer's use in the nuclear strike role - a probable 'one-way' mission...

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Secret Comet missions

They might have been viewed as an expensive luxury by the Treasury, but the de Havilland Comets that formed the backbone of RAF signals intelligence collection efforts from 1958-74 were an essential tool...

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The teenager behind UA328 pictures tells his story

Last month, photos taken by 17-year-old plane spotter Hayden Smith of a United Airlines Boeing 777 went global. Key.Aero spoke with him about his newfound fame, what he saw and how he captured the perfect pictures.

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Skywriters

In association with…WRITE TO: Aeroplane, Key Publishing Ltd,...

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‘BEVS’ IN THE CONGO

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Beverley ops The Congo crisis of...

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THE WAY OVER THE WAVES

PIONEERS Lisbon-Madeira flightA century ago, four men took off...

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DATABASE

BRITISH SWEPT-WING RESEARCH JETS 15 IN-DEPTH PAGESWhen...

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Jindivik for Newark

Following a collection review by Aerospace Bristol, a GAF Jindivik...

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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NIGHTLIFE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Meteor NF pilotBy the late 1950s, even the...

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AEROPLANE

A magnificent stack of RAF Buccaneer S2Bs, mounted in March 1994...

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