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Flying onboard a Boeing 747SP: Stargazing with SOFIA

NASA’s iconic Boeing 747SP made significant contributions to our study of the cosmos, but budgetary constraints have brought its mission to a premature end. In part two of this feature, Bernd Sturm recounts his recent experience stargazing with SOFIA.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 113

Welcome to the 113th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Royal Jordanian outlines fleet modernisation plans

The introduction of new, next-gen narrowbodies, and separate ongoing talks to bolster its widebody fleet, have been revealed by the flag carrier. Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Airbus A380 cockpit explained

In a 2020 special publication on the A380, Mark Broadbent looked in detail at the Super Jumbo’s cockpit

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Demise of a Giant – what killed the A380?

Lack of customers precipitated the termination of the A380 super jumbo programme after only two decades. In a special publication on the A380 in 2020, Mark Ayton looked at the reasons why

The Ultimate Airbus A380 Quiz!

It's A380 Week on Key.Aero and to celebrate, we've a special super jumbo quiz for you. From notable operators to technical specifications, this double-decker brain tickler is guaranteed to put your knowledge to the test. Good luck!

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What it takes to keep the A380 flying

After 10 years in service Ian Goold, in the June 2017 issue of Aviation News, looked at what it takes to maintain the A380 to keep it flying safely and how Airbus had refined the process

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Flying on a British Airways A380 – passenger experience

In the December 2013 issue of Aviation News Charles Kennedy recounted the first British Airways A380 flight to Los Angeles and reported on the passenger experience

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NASA Boeing 747SP retires after stellar career

NASA’s Boeing 747SP, N747NA (c/n 21441), which was adapted to carry a large telescope and was referred to as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), flew its last mission yesterday (September 29).

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Students resume work on Meteor project

Former Argentinian Air Force (FAA) Gloster Meteor F.4 C-010 (formerly RAF RA393) is currently being restored by students of the Escuela de Educación Secundaria Técnica No.7, a technical school in Buenos Aires