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Airbus launches HForce upgrade for Hungarian H145M fleet

Airbus Helicopters announced on December 18 that it has started to retrofit the Hungarian Air Force’s eventual fleet of 20 H145M multi-role utility helicopters with the company’s HForce weapon management system

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Podcast: The year in commercial aviation

Hans and Tom from Key.Aero discuss the happenings of 2020 and look ahead to next year to explore the commercial aviation industry's path to recovery

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 23

Welcome to the 23rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

USAF reactivates the 355th FS as Alaska’s second F-35A unit

The USAF reactivated the 355th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base on December 18, marking the arrival of the second Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II unit in Alaska

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Marking 35 years of the Fokker 50

Exactly 35 years ago today, the Fokker 50 took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero looks back at its debut and examines which airlines are still flying it

Italian Air Force receives first two T-345As

Leonardo handed over its first two T-345A jet trainers to the Italian Air Force on December 22 – kickstarting the delivery of 18 examples to the service

Boeing wins $400m for B-1B and B-52H engineering services

The US Department of Defense announced on December 18 that it has contracted Boeing to provide engineering services for the USAF’s B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress bomber fleets

The Commercial Aviation Review of the Year

It's been a hugely tough year for the commercial aviation industry but here have still been some great stories. Hans and Tom from Key.Aero's content and editorial team take a look back at some of the best bits from 2020's video features

The big Boxing Day airline livery quiz

As you possibly continue to recover from yesterday's Christmas lunch, stimulate your brain with this big Boxing Day airline livery quiz!

Spitfire Vs. Hurricane

They went down in history as two of the most innovative and loved British aeroplanes of World War II. But how do they compare to one another?

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From rags to riches

In less than three decades, Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport has gone from little-known rural runway to the country’s second airport. Sebastian Schmitz explains how

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An Addis Ababa Adventure - photo snapshot

Firmly established as Ethiopia's largest airport, Addis Ababa’s Bole International serves as an important gateway in East Africa. Ron Mak visited in 2005 and in this special snapshot reveals that rarer aircraft still made a frequent appearance

Alaska Airlines adds to Boeing 737 MAX order

In a further boost for Boeing, Alaska Airlines has expanded its 737 MAX order

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Which US airports are undergoing upgrades?

In the second part of his special US airport round-up, Chris Sloan examines a further selection of American gateways enjoying a period of rapid transformation

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Belfast City bounces back

Northern Ireland’s second busiest airport has experienced the most difficult year in its history with the loss of biggest customer, Flybe, followed by the impact of the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. Declan Hasson reflects upon George Best Belfast City, its recent challenges and how the unique ‘downtown’ facility is fighting back once again

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Roman renaissance

Home to the Colosseum and the Vatican, Rome has long been a magnet for culturally inclined travellers. Matteo Legnani hears how its airports are coping with the disappearance of tourist traffic and how they are pioneering COVID-19 testing

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The history of Berlin’s airports

After a delay of almost a decade, Berlin Brandenburg has finally opened. For Sebastian Schmitz, this presents the perfect opportunity to look at the history of the city's airports and airfields, some of them already all but forgotten

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Winter is coming

The vagaries of winter weather can play havoc with airport operations, but Norway’s Avinor has got it well covered, finds Tara Craig

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Teruel Airport photo snapshot

Before the dramatic events of 2020, Spain’s Teruel Airport handled the usual storage and scrappage of aircraft. However, with the aviation industry facing its biggest-ever challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, unwanted airliners have been arriving for disposal at the site on an unprecedented scale, as Javier Rodríguez shows

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How to get your Historic Aviation fix this festive period!

Of course, Key.Aero will be here for you with fresh content over Christmas. But how else can you get your historic aviation fix over the festive period?

Rex expects Christmas Eve delivery for maiden 737

An early Christmas present is set to arrive for Australia’s Rex Airlines

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F-14 AT 50: Iran's Feral Tomcats

The only country left flying the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is the troublesome Middle East nation of Iran. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the past, present and future of the Persian Tomcat

BUMPER HISTORIC CHRISTMAS QUIZ!

It's almost Christmas! To celebrate, here's a bumper edition of the weekly historic quiz!

Airbus delivers first A400M to Belgium

Belgium became the eighth operator of the Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport after it accepted its first of seven aircraft at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain, on December 22

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Eagle Dynamics' DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer

This summer we learned that a major upgrade to the A-10C would be released this winter. Strap into your titanium bathtub and let’s take a look at what Eagle Dynamics has brought us!

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