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When enemies became friends

In 1941, the then German Navy had nearly killed Eric Brown when it torpedoed HMS Audacity. Come 1958, things were very different...

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21 facts about Pearl Harbor

To mark the 79th anniversary of the attack, here some facts that you may not know

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 20

Welcome to the 20th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

US Army to receive 36 new Shadow Block III UAS

Textron Systems revealed on December 2 that it will deliver 36 new Block III-configured RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the US Army in a deal worth US$66m

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Silent Snoopers

As the Rivet Joint approaches its half-century, it’s time to loosen the bolt and explore why this electronic surveillance aircraft remains the backbone of the USAF’s medium-altitude intelligence gathering capability

Guild of Aviation Artists Pop-up 3D Virtual Exhibition now LIVE

The Guild of Aviation Artists exhibition is LIVE now!

Concorde captain on JFK departure and going supersonic

A former British Airways Concorde captain talks through the unique take-off from runway 31L at the New York hub and the transonic acceleration process

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Airliner World January 2021

Welcome to Airliner World January 2021

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Aeroplane January 2021

Welcome to Aeroplane January 2021

France welcomes first of three Airbus A330-200s

The French Air and Space Force's 3/60 ‘Estérel’ transport squadron accepted its first of three Airbus A330-243 strategic transports at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on November 26

Raytheon to deliver more Silent Knight radars to USSOCOM

The Pentagon revealed on December 1 that it has awarded Raytheon Technologies a US$235.6m contract for the production and delivery of more Silent Knight radars to USSOCOM

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QUIZ: How well do you know your retro liveries - Part 2

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

US approves Canadian CC-177A sustainment package

The US State Department announced on December 1 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Canada of sustainment equipment for its Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III fleet

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Which airlines’ credit ratings have dropped the most?

A report from a leading credit rating agency shows the true financial position of some of the world’s largest airlines

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Punching Out!

Thousands of lives have been saved by aircraft ejection seats. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the rise of this high-tech, high-speed ‘assisted egress system'

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One man, two medals and some Messerschmitts

This week’s MyPast feature tells the story of Marian Trzebinski, the recipient of two of the most highly distinguished medals in Europe during WWII. His son Richard recounts his father’s achievements…

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Loganair launches new route from Edinburgh

The Scottish carrier has unveiled an additional route for its 2021 summer schedule

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Boeing completes series of autonomous teaming flight tests

Boeing announced on December 2 that it had completed a series of test flights where five scaled-down, high-performance aircraft operated autonomously as a team at the Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia

VIDEO: Flight schools fight back against gloomy pilot jobs outlook

Last month, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) effectively told prospective pilots not to bother training because of COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry. Key.Aero spoke to four flight schools to find out why they feel very differently…

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Japan contracts Kongsberg for more Joint Strike Missiles

Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace revealed on December 1 that it has signed a follow-on contract to supply more Joint Strike Missiles (JSMs) for Japan’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet

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The top 5 fighter aircraft of WWI

Including a British aeroplane that even the Red Baron himself had to admit was better than his…

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USAF UFO: Mystery Aircraft Caught on Camera

A mysterious aircraft matching the description of the USAF’s secret RQ-180 reconnaissance drone flew over Edwards AFB in California in daylight sometime in early October – and a photographer was there to document it

Ryanair places huge new 737 MAX order

In a big break for Boeing, the low-cost carrier added to its large existing order of MAXs

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Think tank: US must engage in UAP tech race or lose

The US must investigate the abilities of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) detected in recent years by its military aircraft's sensors, or the country’s adversaries will - according to an Israeli strategic studies think tank

Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

Airbus announced on December 2 that the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has ordered a second C295 twin-turboprop tactical transport, which will be delivered in 2021

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