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Why is a Lufthansa Airbus A350 stranded in Angola?

A Lufthansa Airbus A350 is stranded on the ground at Luanda/Quatro de Fevereiro in Angola after it was forced to divert while enroute to Munich.

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How the Lancaster became the first British aircraft to fly around the world 

A Lancaster called ‘Aries’ was the first British aircraft to fly around the world and later became a pioneer of polar flying. In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Graham Pitchfork described its remarkable achievements

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When Sweden put a jet engine on a Lancaster

Jan Forsgren recalls Sweden’s five-engined Lancaster

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British Airways reveals BRAND-NEW destination in United States

Plans for a new transatlantic route have been unveiled. Due to launch from next Summer, it will become the flag carrier’s 27th US destination served directly from London. Find out where now…

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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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Avro Vulcan in the Cold War: a pilot's perspective

In the November 2014 issue of Aviation News, Dino Carrara talked to Edward Jarron, a former Vulcan pilot, about his time flying the big delta on the front line and at airshows

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-senior commander says RAF ‘requires reset’ to meet Russian threat

In a wide-ranging interview with Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara, Air Marshal Greg Bagwell (ret’d) offers his thoughts on the air war in Ukraine and the future of the RAF in light of the heightened security situation in Europe

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

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How Iran manages to keep its F-14 Tomcats flying

As the last operator of Grumman’s fearsome F-14 Tomcat, Iran has faced near-constant challenges in keeping the backbone of its air defence capability operational. Babak Tagvhee investigates

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Onboard a B-52 during NATO fighter interceptions

Aviation journalist Malcolm English recalls the privilege of flying with a Stratofortress crew during NATO fighter interceptions in November 1980.