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The early part of the 20th century saw the birth of the aeroplane and its arrival ushered in a new era of warfare - aerial combat. A new book, British Aviation: The First Half-Century contains over 170 beautifully colourised images of British aircraft produced before 1950. Key.Aero presents a selection of some of our favourite fighter aircraft
Airbus Defence and Space announced on September 21 that it has developed a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Beluga A300-600ST freight aircraft, revealing that the capability was successfully tested in a verification exercise with the German Armed Forces – the system’s first customer – in Manching, Germany
The UK’s Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II force has suffered a schedule setback after it was revealed that full operating capability for the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter fleet – which was initially planned to be declared in 2023 – has now slipped by two years to 2025
France’s defence procurement agency, the Direction Generale de l’Armament (DGA; General Directorate of Armament), has delivered the first Airbus Helicopters H160B to the French Navy
On the 51st anniversary of its entry into service, Key.Aero examines the aircraft’s revolutionary technology and considers why despite this, the trijet failed
Don’t miss our special digital edition of Airliner World for the latest insight the across MRO sector, including propulsion systems, maintenance software and component overhauls.
From a distance, the two trijets look very similar, but what are the main differentiating features of the pair? Key.Aero compares them to find out
A single missing letter in the aircraft’s computer caused it to stop climbing and led to multiple activations of its ground proximity warning system