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10 facts about the Avro Anson

On the anniversary of its first flight on March 24th 1935, Key.Aero brings you 10 facts about the Avro Anson

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First flight of the Lockheed L-749 Constellation

An undisputed icon of its time, the design of the Lockheed Constellation made it instantly recognisable at increasingly busy airports around the world. On 14th March 1947, the Lockheed L-749 Constellation made its first flight

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The inside story of Concorde's first airline flight

On 2nd March 1969, Concorde made its first flight. But the path to its service entry had not been an easy one. In 1976, it reached its conclusion. Aeroplane talked to the last surviving flight crew member from British Airways’ inaugural flight

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First flight of the Republic F-84 Thunderjet

On 28th February 1946, the Republic F-84 Thunderjet made its first flight. Despite coming up against several issues in the initial stages, it went on to become an extremely successful and well-loved aircraft

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A wolf in sheep’s clothing: Heinkel He 111’s first flight

On 24th February 1935, the Heinkel He 111 made its first flight. Key Aero takes a look at the design process and its first flight

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Russian Polikarpov restoration takes to the air

A Polikarpov Po-2 returned to Russian skies late last year at Drakino airfield, south of Moscow…

Russia’s first new production Tu-160M takes flight

Russia’s first newly manufactured Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile carrier aircraft completed its maiden flight from the Kazan Aviation Plant at Borisoglebskoye Airfield in Tatarstan on January 12

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First flight of the Supermarine Seafire

Key.Aero details a short but sweet whistle stop tour of the operational history of the Supermarine Seafire to mark the anniversary of the type's first flight

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First two Kuwaiti Eurofighters take flight

The first pair of two-seat Eurofighter Typhoons destined for the Kuwait Air Force completed their long awaited maiden flights from Leonardo’s Torino-Caselle Nord facility, near Turin in northern Italy, during the afternoon of October 15

Norway's first P-8A Poseidon takes flight

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) performed its maiden flight on August 9. Taking off from Renton Municipal Airport, Washington with a destination of King County International Airport, Washington commonly known as Boeing Field