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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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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 1

For much of World War Two, the Spitfires of 118 Sqn escorted bombers and strike aircraft on raids over occupied Europe...

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T-346A Next Generation Trainer

Riccardo Niccoli joins a mission in the Leonardo T-346A, which is revolutionising fighter pilot training for Italian Air Force and foreign students using a mix of real and ‘virtual’ flying.

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Boeing 757: Seattle’s Dark Horse

With high performance and good economics, Boeing’s long-ranged 757 found a niche in the market...

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Sea Harrier FRS.1 to FA.2: A Capability Odyssey

Paul Stone, a former commanding officer of both 800 and 801 Naval...

How well do you know your airline liveries?

Have a go at our airline livery quiz. How well do you really know them?

UK orders first three Protectors

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build its first three Protector RG1 unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) for the Royal Air Force.

Lockheed Model 18 for X-Plane

Aircraft developer, oliXsim has released the Lockheed Lodestar Model 18 for X-Plane 11.

Cockpits Through the Ages

The design of a cockpit has changed dramatically over the years. As technology has improved, dials with needles have been replaced with an increasing amount of glass. Take a look at this selection of photos which really show the leaps that have been made.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed's iconic SR-71A could cruise on the edge of space and outpace incoming missiles. Even now, over 20 years after being retired from service, no manned aircraft has ever flown higher or faster.

The World's Smallest Air Forces

Using AirForces Intelligence data, Key.Aero rounds up ten of the smallest air forces in the world and provides a brief overview on what is currently planned for them.

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Duluth Air & Aviation Expo 2020

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The Duluth Air & Aviation Expo returns in 2020, with the US Air Force Thunderbirds headlining the flying display.

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020

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The EAA's AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this summer, with expectations of more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world across show days.