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Historic

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Falling between two stools

IN SERVICE FAIRCHILD C-82 Typical Packet loads — paratroops,...

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ONE MAN AND HIS BIRD DOG

O-1E I-BDOG is owned and flown by Andrea Rossetto, who has a...

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How the Dambusters used Mustangs

One of 617’s pair of Mustang IIIs, showing its ‘Malcolm hood’...

Devastator discovery at two miles down

The great depth at which the aircraft lie has ensured that the...

Lottery success for Wallop museum

A computer-generated image of the redeveloped Museum of Army...

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Military

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US releases hard-hitting military mishap report

A US military-aviation safety report blames increased mishap rates on forces being undertrained, overworked and inconsistently funded, as Key.Aero investigates

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Xian H-6N: China's Carrier-Killing Bomber

New evidence suggests that China has dramatically extended the range of its anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) weapon system with the H-6N, which has the potential to threaten strategic US bases and aircraft carriers

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Artificial Intelligence: Flying is the Robot's Job

Key.Aero explores the US military's growing focus on using artificial intelligence to cover the role of flying combat aircraft, while pilots become mission managers

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Commercial

China claims first flight of supersonic cruise missile

China’s Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company has flown a prototype...

Fifth E-11A

The US Air Force has requested funding for a fifth Bombardier...

Força Aérea Portuguesa orders AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo Helicopters announced on October 18, 2018, that it has...

’The Rain’ A320neo

SAS has applied a decal to Airbus A320neo SE-ROA (msn 7602) promoting...

Autonomous cargo transport

Bell Helicopter and Yamato Holdings are collaborating on how...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow