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Stunning images reflect UK defence ops in 2020

As 2020 ended, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a number of stunning images to reflect the day-to-day operations that occurred throughout the year

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How much do Airbus’ aircraft cost brand-new?

Here’s how much cash you’ll need if you want to own a brand-new example

US approves $4bn AH-64E sale to Kuwait

The US State Department announced on December 29 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Kuwaiti government

Canary Islands for X-Plane

Orbx has announced TrueEarth EU Canary Islands for X-Plane 11 is out now.

JetBlue accepts its first Airbus A220

To round off a very difficult year, the American carrier received good news in the form of its debut A220

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 24

Welcome to the 24th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

UAE orders two additional GlobalEyes

The UAE awarded Saab a follow-on contract, worth US$1.018bn, for the acquisition of two additional GlobalEye multi-domain AEW&C aircraft on January 4

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Six airlines you should watch in 2021

Now that 2020 is squarely in the rear-view mirror, Key.Aero examines which airlines you should keep an eye on this year

50 of the best Lancaster pictures we've ever seen

Kicking off the week in which the Lancaster approaches its 80th birthday, we've put together an extra special gallery of photographs to celebrate the magnificent bomber!

Lockheed Martin celebrates delivery of 123 F-35s in 2020

Despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lockheed Martin delivered 123 F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to customers in 2020 – the last of which was handed over in mid-December

A6M Vs. P-51 Mustang

We take a look at America’s primary WWII fighter in comparison to Japan’s...

US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

The US Navy intends to field Lockheed Martin’s C-130J-30 Super Hercules in the Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) airborne survivable nuclear command, control and communications mission, after it posted a solicitation for test aircraft on December 18

New Year airline livery quiz

Ease yourself into 2021 with Key Aero's first Commercial Aviation quiz of the year!

Brazil receives fourth KC-390 multi-mission airlifter

Embraer revealed on December 19 that it had handed over the fourth KC-390 Millennium multi-mission medium-lift tactical transports to the Brazilian Air Force

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Which airlines are still using the Boeing 757?

On this day in 1983, Eastern Air Lines began commercial services with the Boeing 757. Key.Aero recounts its introduction into service and examines which airlines are still using them

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FlyPast February 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Boeing's Loyal Wingman continues taxi tests, first flight planned for early 2021

Boeing revealed on December 21 that its Airpower Teaming System unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first high-speed taxi test in preparation for the platform’s first flight in early 2021

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Combat Aircraft Journal February 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal February 2021

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Why the Soviet Union’s supersonic airliner failed

Despite flying before and faster than Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144 never saw the same levels of success as its European counterpart. Here are five reasons why…

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Amy Johnson: Queen of the Skies

Britain’s Amy Johnson is one of the most renowned aviatrixes of all time. Malcolm V Lowe tells the enduring story of this famous flying female on the 80th anniversary of her death

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Arizonan Adventure

Former RAF fast jet pilot Al Munro reveals how an exercise in Europe led to him flying A-7s in the US, escorting a Russian defector and gaining valuable insight into the hearts and minds of the so-called enemy

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From Bikes to Biplanes

While he may not be a household name, pioneering aviator and aeroplane manufacturer Glenn Curtiss' contributions to aviation were enormously significant – as Kathleen Hanser reveals

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Looking Back on 2020: Orders and Deliveries

Key.Aero provides a general overview of the most notable military aircraft orders, deliveries and Foreign Military Sale notifications that were announced in 2020

Vulcan Vs Victor

Key.Aero compares two of the three airborne nuclear deterrents of the Cold War.

Ukraine orders three Antonov An-178 transports

For the first time since the nation gained its independence in 1991, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence ordered three domestically-produced An-178 medium-lift tactical transports from the Antonov Company on December 29

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