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Quiz: How well do you know your commercial aircraft?

This week's commercial aviation quiz focuses on identifying popular aircraft types based upon small cropped images. Give it a go and let us know what score you get!

Spitfires and Red Arrows salute RAF Mildenhall!

Established in 1930, RAF Mildenhall was used during World War II and is still in use today. A quartet of Supermarine Spitfires led the celebrations…

FedEx’s Maiden ATR 72-600F Spotted

The first ATR 72-600F for parcel giant, Federal Express (FedEx), broke cover at Toulouse’s Blagnac Airport on September 16. On the same day, the Franco-Italian-built turboprop, F-WWEX (c/n 1653), had its maiden flight.

The inside story of Airbus' first commercial aircraft

The jet, which proved difficult to sell at first, ended up propelling Airbus on its collision course to compete with Boeing. Key.Aero uncovers the manufacturer’s bumpy road to success with its maiden type.

Northrop floats MQ-Next concepts

Northrop Grumman has revealed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) concepts of long unrefuelled ranges, mission endurances greater than 24hrs, robust mission systems, a weapons capacity, open mission systems architectures and a vision vehicle image.

UAS makes historic first landing at international airport

An Israel Aerospace Industries-produced Heron unmanned aerial system made history on September 16, when it became the first UAS to land at a major international airport.

How rainwater stopped an A220’s engine

Mixing rain and aircraft is usually not a problem, but for the Airbus A220 it appears to have become an issue. Key Aero details the unusual chain of events that led to an in-service engine shutdown and an airworthiness directive.

Apache Longbow radar finds export orders

Morocco, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India are to receive AN/APG-78 Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems for their Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters under four contracts worth $164.6m announced in September. 

Korean Air Strips 777 for a Reason You Might Not Think

Seoul/Incheon-Based Korean Air has roped in extra cargo support by converting its first passenger-configured Boeing 777-300ER into a temporary dedicated freighter.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Asobo Studios has announced a new patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available to download.