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Virgin Atlantic to ditch Dreamliners and go all-Airbus?

Virgin Atlantic’s fleet has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two years. Key.Aero speaks to the airline’s CEO, Shai Weiss about whether further change is on the cards, the prospect of the return of supersonic flight, and the company’s plan to get back to profitability

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Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam airline alliance

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will join global airline alliance SkyTeam, becoming its sole UK member.

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GALLERY: Elizabeth II - the real Queen of the Skies

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II flew further, faster and more often than any other British monarch. Key.Aero presents a selection of images depicting her relationship with aviation over the decades

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Firefighting C-130 in fatal Australian crash likely stalled

A Lockheed C-130 tanker aircraft that crashed while conducting aerial firefighting in Australia likely stalled when flying in hazardous conditions, an official report into the incident has concluded.

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How a Stearman landed on top of a Cessna at Dunkeswell

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has published its final report into an incident at Dunkeswell Aerodrome last year which saw a Boeing Stearman land on top of a Cessna 182.

PMDG releases 737-800 for MSFS

PMDG has finally released its highly anticipated Boeing 737-800 for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS).

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Why BA A350-1000 suffered tail-strike during go-around

The three-year-old widebody picked up damage to its fuselage surface when the tail struck the ground during a go-around at Heathrow after a prolonged float during the flare to land.

Wizz Air to close Cardiff base over winter

Low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced its intention to suspend base operations and dramatically reduce its flight schedule at Cardiff Airport this winter.

CONFIRMED: JetBlue wins battle to buy Spirit with $3.8bn deal

JetBlue Airways has reached a deal to acquire Spirit Airlines, hours after an alternative bid by Frontier Airlines was scrapped.

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Gallery: Next-gen airliners shine in Farnborough air display

In the searing heat of the afternoon sun, the Boeing 777X, 737 MAX 10, Embraer E190-E2 and Airbus A350 were among the aircraft put through their paces on day two of the Farnborough International Airshow

Norway bids farewell to Falcon 20ECM fleet after 50 years of ops

The Luftforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Air Force, RNoAF) marked the end of an era on September 30, when its two-strong fleet of ageing Dassault Falcon 20ECM multi-mission aircraft were flown operationally for the final time – bringing almost 50 years of operations with the type to a close.

Curtain call for Gatwick’s Dart Herald?

The UK Heritage Aviation Trust (UKHAT) – which aims to “pay tribute to those that designed, built, maintained and flew the aircraft that once graced our skies” – have announced it is no longer in a position to save Handley Page Dart Herald G-CEXP…

CONFIRMED: Virgin Atlantic scraps Hong Kong route

The UK carrier has confirmed today (October 5) that it will not resume flights to Hong Kong – having served the city for nearly three decades.

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Which missiles will revolutionise air warfare in the future?

New aircraft may steal the headlines and pilots may be played by movie stars but it’s the weapons that are going to make the difference, Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Arrival of PC-21 ushers in new era of aircrew training for Spain

AirForces Monthly reports on Spain’s newly acquired Pilatus PC-21 fleet as it formally takes over the Spanish Air and Space Force’s basic flying training mission from the C-101EB Aviojet

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Kosovo

Scenery developer M'M Simulations has released BKPR Prishtina International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Two more Gripens delivered to Brazil

A further two Saab F-39E Gripens have been delivered to Brazil, where they will join the Brazilian Air Force's growing fleet

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Patrouille Suisse to visit RAF Waddington

The Swiss Air Force’s display team, the Patrouille Suisse, has announced it will be visiting RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire this weekend.

Shannon Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MK-Studios has announced Shannon Airport EINN Shannon Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Just Flight ceases development of 747 Classic and A300 for Prepar3D

Just Flight has revealed it has ceased the development of the 747 Classic and A300B4-200 for Prepar3D. New versions of both aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator are planned.