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General Qasem Soleimani

ANALYSIS: Iran/US escalation and mobilisation

Tensions are at a critical level in the Middle East following a US drone strike – authorised by US President Donald Trump – that killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sparking a major escalation of the long-running stand-off between the two countries.

Airliner Classic: Airbus A300 – the beginning for a giant

Airliner Classic: Airbus A300 – the beginning for a giant

key.aero reviews the development of the model that represented Airbus’s first entry into the commercial aviation market.

Flight Recorders

The Lava-Proof Box Aviation Couldn’t Do Without

Designed to withstand temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius and the weight of a rhino, black boxes have assisted air crash investigators for the last 50 years. But, as Thomas Haynes discovers, their future could be even more impressive…

F-117A Nighthawk

The Nighthawk Returns!

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

Boeing 787-9

What is the largest airline in the world?

What is the largest airline in the world? The answer, of course, is not as simple as it may seem because it depends on how you measure it. Here are the rankings, broken down by different criteria

G-BOAC Concorde

Where are all the Concordes now?

It’s been nearly 17 years since the supersonic airliner last flew and with only 20 ever being built, where did they all go? Key.Aero finds out…

Airline Startup

Is now the best time to start an airline?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of damage to the commercial aviation industry. But with a new airline on the horizon in Hong Kong, is this actually the shrewdest time to enter the sector?

ICYMI: The final days of Tucano

In a new, exclusive video, Combat Aircraft Editor, Jamie Hunter, spends time with No 72 Squadron during the final days of the Tucano T1.

Los Angeles in a New Light

Regular Airliner World reader, Matthew Givot, has been in touch to share details of a short film that he and some friends have just wrapped up at Los Angeles International (LAX).

Special Report: 'Felon' Down

The first series production Su-57 ‘Felon’ crashed last December shortly before it was to have been handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) for initial military evaluation.

East Sale's Trainer Transition

Patrick Dirksen and Frank Mink were invited to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, Victoria, to witness operations by the PC-21 and learn more about the benefits of the new training system that comes with it.

Flughafen München GmbH

Coronavirus: Bailout or Bust?

Airlines are desperately seeking subsidies to ensure or prolong their survival. Selwyn Parker considers the industry’s COVID-19 cash crisis and outlines what governments worldwide are doing to ease the pain.

US Navy ‘Wings of Gold’

US Navy ‘Wings of Gold’

Combat Aircraft embedded with the US Navy’s Training Air Wing One at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, for our December and January issues to report on the process of training of future naval aviators on the T-45 Goshawk.

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8

Which airlines still fly the Boeing 747?

With numbers of the iconic jumbo reducing, it’s hard to keep track of who still operates them. Key.Aero analyses the figures to find out which carriers will still take you on a 747…

Contenders for FARA-CP programme

ANALYSIS: FARA in Focus

Khalem Chapman provides detailed insight into each contender in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft – Competitive Prototype (FARA-CP) programme before the US Army narrows its selection down to just two concepts.