Key Aero

Your aviation destination

In-depth aviation news and insight powered by eight leading aviation magazines. Instant digital access to the latest issues plus exclusive videos, features and interviews only available on KeyAero

Subscribe Now to read our premium aviation content

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

Israel-Hamas War  Boeing 747  RAF  Concorde  Vulcan  Ukraine Russia War

Historic

St Athan museum rescues Varsity and buys Provost

Post-war RAF trainers to find new home in south Wales

Historic Aviation Quiz - Eighth Air Force

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated TV Series, 'Masters of the Air', ever closer, the United States' Eighth Air Force has been a big top of conversation this week in the FlyPast office. But how much do you know about the great warfighting organization dubbed 'The Mighty Eighth'?

Feature Premium

Aviation News January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

More Jaguars leave Cosford as Typhoon readied to arrive

Famous ‘Spotty Jag’ among recent instructional airframe departures

Two-seat Mustang to leave UK

‘Contrary Mary’ sold to new owner across the Atlantic

More from Historic

Military

News Freemium

US Army plots major UH-60 Black Hawk fleet reduction

The US Army is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its UH-60 Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopter fleet by approximately 7.5%. This reduction will include roughly 157 legacy UH-60A+ and UH-60L airframes, all of which are operated by the Army’s active-duty component

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn

News Freemium

Croatia’s Cold War-era MiG-21 fighter fleet enters twilight months of service

As originally planned, the Croatian Air Force is set to begin retiring its aging fleet of Cold War-era MiG-21 Fishbed fighters in the coming months, with the type being replaced by a fleet of second-hand Dassault Rafale B/Cs

More from Military

Commercial

Feature Premium

Welcoming the A220: Air France's short-haul fleet transformation

Two years on from receiving its first Airbus A220, Babak Taghvaee looks at how Air France prepared for its arrival and the impact it has had on the aircraft it will replace

News Premium

Air Nostrum and CityJet finally unite - but not through merger

The long-awaited tie-up between Air Nostrum and CityJet has finally been confirmed.

News Premium

EasyJet places bumper $20bn Airbus order

London Luton-based easyJet has placed a $20bn order with Airbus for up to 257 A320neo Family airliners as it continues its recovery from the pandemic.

Pegasus Airlines reaches major fleet milestone

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft.

Why is Air France abandoning Paris Orly Airport?

Air France has revealed that it will end all flights from Paris/Orly by summer 2026.

More from Commercial

Flight Simulation

UK2000 releases Santa Maria Airport

Scenery developer, UK2000 has announced Santa Maria 2023 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Feature Premium

Flight Simulator Days

Our roving reporter, Jessica Bannister-Pearce, travels to Munich to find out about the 28th ‘Flight Simulator Days' flight sim show.

Feature Premium

Keeping Microsoft Flight Simulator in check

Over the last three years, Microsoft Flight Simulator has grown in size to the extent that it often taxes our drive space. We share a few tips and tricks learned through trial and error to minimise its size.

More from Flight Simulation

Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

to

Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Duxford Flying Evening

to

Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

to

Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

to

Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

to

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."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

to

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."