Key Aero

Your aviation destination

Brought to you by the team at Key Publishing, Key.Aero is a must for all aviation enthusiasts. Enjoy world-class content from our leading aviation publications as well as exclusive insights covering all subjects from historic reports to military aircraft, commercial airline updates and flight simulation reviews.

We bring you high-quality, digital content written by passionate journalists all in one place so you can enjoy your passion to the fullest, wherever you are, whenever you want. Time to go explore!

Latest from Key.Aero

Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

Trending Topics

Topgun  RAF  Wizz Air  Air Safety  Concorde

News Premium

India’s newest airline in first flight delight

The competitive Indian aviation market has a brand-new entrant following a first fare-paying flight by a fledgling airline…

News Premium

Hawker Hurricane returns to British skies

Britain’s population of airworthy Hawker Hurricanes has risen in number to 12. On July 18, Hurricane Mk.II P3351 flew from France to a new home in the UK.

Feature Premium

How Avro's Tudor regained its reputation

The Avro Tudor is best-known for tragedies. But, on the Berlin Airlift, it demonstrated a more positive side

Feature Premium

What is known so far about Leonardo's AW249

Ahead of its planned first flight, Air Forces Monthly outlines what is known so far about Leonardo Helicopters’ an all-new, technologically advanced AW249 attack helicopter

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 105

Welcome to the 105th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Raytheon 727 Testbed participates in Valiant Shield

Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed (RMT) Boeing 727-223, N289MT, was one of the more unusual participants in Valiant Shield 22 (VS 22), the ninth iteration of the biennial exercise.

PC Pilot - Issue 141 Downloads

Downloadable content for the September/October 2022 issue of PC Pilot.

News Premium

Belfast Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Developed by Pyreegue Dev Co, EGAA Belfast International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is an accurate recreation of the real airport based on a 2022 layout.

Feature Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Sir Richard Branson's tribute to "mentor" Freddie Laker

In an exclusive tribute for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, describes in his own words the influence Sir Freddie has had on him and the wider industry

Feature Premium

Trijets in The Bahamas: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Lee Cross charts the turbulent final decades of Sir Freddie’s career, which embodied the aviation pioneer’s dogged determination and love for flying

Feature Premium

Transatlantic take-off with Skytrain: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Freddie Laker always regarded America as the ultimate destination for the holiday charter market and applied for a licence to operate to the US – not only from the UK, but also from other European departure points

Feature Premium

Laker Airways is born: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

After founding Air Charter and growing a lucrative vehicle ferry service, Sir Freddie developed ambitious plans for even further expansion of his aviation empire

Feature Premium

Diversifying business interests: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Leveraging his broad skillset to tap into enormous post-World War Two demand, Freddie Laker’s business interests diversified rapidly in the 1950s, albeit with mixed success

The Ultimate Sir Freddie Laker Quiz!

This weekend marks exactly 100 years since Sir Freddie Laker was born, and as part of our special Key Aero coverage, this week's commercial aviation quiz is a Laker special! From his formative years through to this final ventures, celebrate Sir Freddie's remarkable contribution to aviation in this ultimate test.

Feature Premium

The early years: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Born during the interwar years and coming of age in a boom time for British aviation, the early efforts of Frederick Alfred Laker helped define his career trajectory

JetBlue Airways expands transatlantic offering

JetBlue has kicked off its latest wave of Transatlantic expansion by opening a new non-stop connection between Boston and London/Gatwick.

Feature Premium

Ukraine-Russia War: Inside the Battle for Snake Island

The fierce fight for control of a tiny but strategic island in the Black Sea has become emblematic of the war in Ukraine, as AirForces Monthly explains

Brazil's first A330-243 inducted into operational service

A ceremony was held at Galeão Air Base, Rio de Janeiro, on July 26 to formally induct the first Airbus A330-243 into Brazilian Air Force service

Sale of giant warbird collection confirmed

The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum has been bought by the Wartime History Museum — and will stay at its current home

Feature Premium

Luftwaffe aircraft on display at Farnborough

The January 1996 issue of ‘Flypast’ recounted a visit to Farnborough by Mike Bowyer after the end of World War Two, where he gives his personal take on Luftwaffe aircraft and equipment put on display in October 1945

News Premium

North Macedonia donates Su-25 ground attack jets to Ukraine

North Macedonia has donated its fleet of four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot twin-engine ground attack/strike jets to Ukraine, according to local media reports on August 4

US Navy delivers first maritime patrol-configured CN-235 to Malaysia

The US Navy announced on August 3 that it has delivered the first of three upgraded Airbus CN-235M-220 maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force, following the type’s conversion from a medium-lift tactical transport

IndiGo implements aircraft deboarding system via THREE doors

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has introduced a new system allowing its passengers to disembark their Airbus A320 Family jets via three doors…

News Premium

Hawkinge museum unveils new Battle of Britain sculpture

The Kent Battle of Britain Museum has re-created a famous photograph from the summer of 1940

News Premium

Combat veteran Spitfire flies in UK

Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVe RM927 has made its first flight for 70 years

 

Latest Issues from our leading aviation publications

Premium Key Aero subscribers get access to read all our magazines online as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.

 

What are you Passionate About?

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022

to

Pademangan, Indonesia

Incorporating the Indo Aerospace and Indo Marine Expo and Forum, the Indo Defence Expo & Forum returns for the ninth time as Indonesia's official tri-service defence, aerospace, maritime and security event.

UAV Technology 2022

to

London, United Kingdom

The SAE Media Group is delighted to announce the 7th annual UAV Technology conference, taking place on September 26 and 27, 2022.

SAE Media Group’s 7th Annual Airborne ISR Conference

to

London, United Kingdom

SAE Media Group is delighted to announce its 7th Annual Airborne ISR Conference, which will convene on 19-20 October 2022. Airborne ISR will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, focusing on effective Airborne ISR capabilities.