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Boeing 757

This week on Key.Aero we’re celebrating the venerable Boeing 757 as it marks its 40th year of commercial service. In a series of special features, we highlight some of the type’s more unusual roles and explore what has made it such a capable and hard to replace airliner.

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US Navy’s shadowy BUPERS-SDC replaces last P-3C BMUP+ with Poseidon

The US Navy’s mysterious Bureau of Naval Personnel Sea Duty Component (BUPERS-SDC) and Naval Air Systems Command-Flight Support Detachment (NAWC-23) at Dallas Love Field, Texas, has replaced its final P-3C BMUP+ Orion with the P-8A Poseidon

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Exercise Air Defender Update: More aircraft deployment details revealed

More information has been released by the German Ministry of Defence on the aircraft participating in Exercise Air Defender 2023, which takes places over June 12-23.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 133

Welcome to the 133rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Argentina buys new Bell 407 GXi fleet for mountainous SAR ops

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Argentine Armed Forces has approved the purchase of six new-build Bell 407 GXi utility helicopters in a deal worth US$32.4m

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What could the F-16 Fighting Falcon do for Ukraine?

Ukraine thinks that it needs fast-jets and one particular aircraft type is in its sights: the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Jon Lake explains the situation and evaluates why this aspiration may go largely unfulfilled and why that may not be a disaster

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QUIZ: The Ultimate Air France History Quiz!

Following hot on the heels of our hugely popular Lufthansa quiz last week, we’re delving into the archives with another giant of European aviation. Do you have what it takes to get 10/10 on the early history of Air France? Bonne chance!

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Face to Face: Paul Godfrey of UK Space Command

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey tells AIR International about the achievements and ambitions of UK Space Command

16-hour flight to nowhere: Air New Zealand in New York nightmare

Passengers aboard a New York-bound Air New Zealand flight had quite the surprise when their journey from Auckland turned into a 16-hour trip to nowhere.

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Why was an ex-Royal Navy Phantom at a motorway service station?

‘Omega’ jet leaves Yeovilton bound for new home

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Aviation News April 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Concorde edition

With March 2, 2023 marking the 54th anniversary of the Anglo/French Concorde’s world changing maiden flight from Toulouse in France, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the type often dubbed ‘The Queen of the skies’…

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Flight Simulation

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AOA Simulations’T-6A Texan II review

Complementing its existing range of military aircraft, AOA Simulations T-6A Texan II for X-Plane 11 is arguably its most sophisticated release to date.

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Orbx’s Dublin City Pack review

This review is based on the capital of the Republic of Ireland as depicted by Orbx in its Dublin City Pack. This is one of many such products from the company that highlights a city or region, adding high-resolution PBR textures and more than 60 handcrafted points of interest. On top of that, you have more accurate terraforming of the city and its surrounding areas....

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BlueMesh H-4 HerculesSpruce Goose review

In this review, we take a closer look at the 1947 Hughes H-4 Hercules, also commonly known as the 'Spruce Goose' or 'Flying Lumberyard'.

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Upcoming Events

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in


Henstridge, United Kingdom


Fundacion Infante de Orleans flying day


Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport, Spain

There are monthly exhibitions (except in January and August, because of the adverse weather conditions typical of those months), in which around 20 aircraft take to the air.

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair


Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

Microlight Trade Show


Winchester, United Kingdom

The event webpage page says: "The Microlight Trade Fair has been running at Popham Airfield for over 20 years. We are delighted to welcome manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK & Europe for this two day event."

Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in Weekend


Bodmin, United Kingdom

Cornwall Flying Club is hosting a fly-In for the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka


Blenheim, New Zealand

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka is an action-packed family-friendly event and in 2023 it will be held over Easter Weekend, 7th - 9th of April.