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Air safety: Captain ‘ignored landing gear warnings’

A Kalitta Charters II Boeing 727-200(F) landed at Tuscaloosa National Airport with its nose gear retracted after its captain continued with his approach despite automated alerts, the US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has found.

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Rex joins the jet age

Chris Frame caught up with John Sharp, Rex’s deputy chairman, to learn more about the Australian regional carrier’s jet-setting plans

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Xian MA60: Modern Ark, classic design

Improving on the tried, tested and trusted doesn’t come without trials and tribulations, as many well-known brands have discovered (New Coke, anyone?). With that in mind, Daniel Johnston travels to Laos to sample Xian’s take on a Soviet stalwart

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Airliner World April 2021: Preservation news

Germany’s last two Boeing 707s – the only 707-400s still in existence – are facing an uncertain future as their resident airports have either closed or are unwilling to continue funding maintenance of the jets.

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Outback and out of service: Alice Springs from the air

Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage in Alice Springs is enjoying its moment in the sun. Opened in 2011, it was the region's first purpose-built airliner parking and recycling facility and aims to offer a more cost-effective storage solution than far-away alternatives. Seth Jaworski viewed the fascinating facility from the air...

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How Flightradar24 works

Once a niche tool used by aviation enthusiasts, Flightradar24 has brought planespotting to the masses. Tom Batchelor details how the world now looks down at its mobile phone to look up at the skies

VIDEO: A chat with Spitfire legend Peter Arnold

He was regularly on the set of the Battle of Britain film in 1968, and has travelled to 130 countries seeing Spitfires. Key.Aero talks to an historic aviation legend

US Army to receive four additional UH-60Ms

The US Army has awarded Sikorsky a US$53.8m contract modification, which covers the production and delivery of four more UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters for the service

Austrian Airlines retires maiden Boeing 767

Employees bid farewell to the aircraft as it left Vienna bound for the United States

RAF completes final operational Sentinel R1 mission

The Royal Air Force carried out its final mission with the Raytheon Sentinel R.Mk 1 on February 25, bringing almost 13 years of operational UK military service to an end

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Aeroplane April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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5 of the Fleet Air Arm’s best aircraft

We often talk on Key.Aero about the various successful aircraft of the Royal Air Force over the years, but what about other branches of military aviation?

Why are flights from Atlanta to Florida so popular right now?

Domestic air travel in the US has recovered to higher levels than the overall market. Data from OAG reveals that four out of the top five routes in the country link the capital of Georgia with Florida. Key.Aero explores why this might be the case

PMDG 777-200ER Upgraded

PMDG has released a significant update for the 777-200ER as well as a plethora of free upgrades for the PMDG 777-200LRF Base Package and PMDG 777-300ER.

KLM Cityhopper begins E2 operations

After the arrival of the next generation narrowbody last week, the firm has put the jet straight to use

Australia receives another three F-35As

Australia’s Department of Defence confirmed on March 1 that three more Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs had arrived in the ‘Land Down Under’, bringing the RAAF’s fleet up to 33 aircraft

Historic Aviation Quiz

Test your knowledge on historic aviation with this quiz!

United Airlines orders more 737 MAXs

After resuming flights with the type last month, the carrier has upped its commitment and brought forward delivery dates

A look back at the Curtiss Seamew

Some couldn’t believe the design could even be accepted during such a crucial wartime stage. But what was so wrong with the Curtiss Seamew?

US Navy orders four more CMV-22B Ospreys

The US Navy has awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office a US$309.58m contract modification, exercising an option to procure four more CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotors for carrier onboard delivery operations

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 32

Welcome to the 32nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

JetBlue accepts maiden A321neo with new Mint suites

The US carrier plans to use the aircraft on transcontinental services between New York and Los Angeles

Norwegian reveals record annual loss for 2020

The embattled carrier’s operations were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions

VIDEO: “My afternoon chatting to John Hemingway”

Tally Ho Project founder David Duker tells the amazing story of how he and a friend visited Ireland to talk to John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway, the last survivor of Churchill’s Few

Like father, like son

A son tells the story of his father’s World War II exploits, including his time flying with 622 Squadron...

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