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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.

Embraer reveals how many aircraft it delivered in 2020

The airframer was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and a failed partnership with Boeing

Israel set to move two F-16 units to Ramat David

Two Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons are to relocate from Hatzor Air Base to Ramat David Air Base. The planned move, which was announced by the IAF on March 10, involves 101 ‘First Fighter’ and 105 ‘Scorpion’ Squadrons

Elbit Systems, KAI to co-operate on next-gen unmanned ISTAR solution

Elbit Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to expand their cooperation in the field of unmanned ISTAR systems

FlyPast Podcast Episode 13

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, we've done something different. This one was recorded socially distanced from inside the cockpit of Vulcan XH558, as we chatted to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust about the aircraft's story, and the Trust's exciting plans for the future...

First Lebanese crews complete MD 530F helicopter training

An initial group of Lebanese Air Force personnel has completed training on the MD 530F helicopter as the air arm prepares to induct six examples of the platform into operational service

Senegalese Air Force receives new CN235-220MPA

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has handed over a new production CN235-220MPA to the Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise (Senegalese Air Force) at the PTDI production facility in Bandung

The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator

Restorations are hard enough, but what about rebuilding one of only two Nimrod simulators ever built? In lockdown? With your other half? Key.Aero chats to the amazing couple who did just that…

La Palma for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, sim-wings has announced La Palma Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

USAF accepts its first F-15EX

The USAF formally accepted its first F-15EX at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, on March 10 – just over a month after the multi-role fighter graced the skies for the first time

Spirits arrive in Portugal for historic bomber deployment

Three Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit strategic stealth bombers from the USAF’s 509th Bomb Wing have deployed to Lajes Field on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal, as part of a Bomber Task Force mission in Europe

A year on: When will the aviation industry recover?

After the worst year in history for the aviation industry, Key.Aero speaks to Rico Luman, a senior economist at Dutch bank ING, to find out when the sector could begin a meaningful recovery

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Dutch C-130Hs: A Tactical Transition

In recent years, 336 Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force has transitioned its four C-130 Hercules from regular transport duties to tactical operations. We spoke with the unit’s new commander about his plans for this unique squadron

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An in-depth look at the Eurofighter's next-gen radar

Will the Eurofighter Typhoon's new ECRS Mk 2 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar be the world's best? Key.Aero investigates...

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Phantom Pharewell: Japan bids farewell to the legendary F-4EJ

The legendary McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantom II has bowed of service with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Key.Aero looks at the multi-role fighter's half-century of Japanese operations

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Lisbon eyes the Super Tucano

Embraer’s Super Tucano light attack aircraft could be on the shopping list of the Portuguese Air Force given its current good relationship with the company and the aircraft’s presence at Monte Real Air Base in November

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An insight into Venezuela's modern air force

One hundred years after its creation, the Aviación Militar Bolivariana (Venezuelan Air Force) is operating an interesting variety of aircraft, as Key.Aero explores

Historic Aviation Quiz

Have a go at this week's historic aviation quiz!

How a Utair Boeing 737 hit a snowbank upon landing

After the airline initially cited wind shear as the cause of the incident, investigators have now come to a completely different conclusion

AeroVironment to deliver Puma 3 AE to unnamed European nation

AeroVironment will deliver an unspecified number of Puma 3 All Environment (AE) tactical UAS to an undisclosed European customer through the US’ Foreign Military Sales programme

CRJ 550/700 Ready for Take-Off

Aerosoft has announced the CRJ 550/700 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Italy celebrates 60 years of the Frecce Tricolori

With the distinction of being the world’s largest military aerobatic team and one of Italy’s national symbols, the Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori marked a major milestone on March 1, when it celebrated its 60th anniversary

Storm Shadow makes combat debut with Typhoon

An RAF-operated Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 has fired MBDA's Storm Shadow for the first time in combat, having used the air-launched cruise missile to strike a target in Iraq on March 10

Wizz Air UK boss discusses launching domestic operations

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, Owain Jones, the low-cost carrier’s managing director, explains the company’s stance on launching internal flights in Britain

Chania Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Chania for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

US green lights German P-8A Poseidon acquisition

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, associated support services and related equipment to Germany

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