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

Feature Premium

The ten aircraft that helped Britain win the Falklands War

The nature of conflict during the Falklands campaign meant that British aircraft played an essential role – not just as combatants, but equally crucially as tankers and in re-supply and rescue roles, among others. We attempt to pick out ten of Britain’s best – from the fabled Sea Harrier and Vulcan to the less celebrated Westland Lynx and Wasp

A-4B Skyhawk C-225 at Villa Reynolds just prior to the Conflict, carrying four 5" Zuni rockets and a centreline drop tank. Photos via Author Feature Premium

Argentine A-4 Skyhawk pilot’s Falklands War missions

Salvador Huertas spoke with Pablo Marcos Carballo who flew the A-4 Skyhawk during the Falklands War and gives a fascinating insight from the Argentine Air Force perspective and recounted one of his combat missions in the July 1991 issue of AirForces Monthly

Feature Premium

Falklands War: How the conflict began

On the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Falklands War, James Connolly details how the conflict began 

Feature Premium

Aeroplane May 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

Feature Premium

Historic Aviation Puzzle Book 2022

Enjoy cunning aero challenges with our Historic Aviation Puzzle Book 2022

More from Historic

Military

Feature Premium

Combat Aircraft Journal February 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 124

Welcome to the 124th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Pilot ejects from F-35B during bizarre crash in Texas

A Lockheed Martin-owned F-35B Lightning II was involved in a bizarre incident as it came into land on the shared runway at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on December 15

More from Military

Commercial

Feature Premium

How Boeing 747s helped Cadillac build cars in the 1980s

A huge air operation enabled two car assembly plants, separated by the Atlantic, to produce ultra-luxury vehicles. Marco Rossi relays the intriguing story

Executive Aircraft Refusbishment Feature Premium

Aircraft refurb: the pros and cons

Aircraft refurbishing is increasingly popular, as airlines aim to cut costs and minimise environmental impact. Tom Batchelor looks at this booming sector

EasyJet unveils its first airport lounge

Low-cost airline easyJet has announced plans for its first-ever dedicated airport lounge

Houston MD-87 Crash News Premium

Texas MD-87 crash: What do we know so far?

A private McDonnell Douglas MD-87 overran the runway and burst into flames at Houston Executive Airport yesterday (October 19). Key.Aero collates what is known about the aircraft and incident so far.

News Premium

WATCH: Lufthansa Cargo retires final MD-11F

The tri-jet era at Lufthansa Cargo came to an end last weekend when the airline’s final McDonnell Douglas MD-11F landed at Frankfurt for the final time

More from Commercial

Flight Simulation

Concorde Takes Flight in X-Plane

Colimata has announced version 2.0 of Concorde FXP is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update VI Released News Premium

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Sim Update VI Released

Asobo has released Sim Update VI for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform such as improved stability and performance.

Hawk Advanced Trainer Ready for Take-Off

Just Flight has released the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

More from Flight Simulation

Upcoming Events

IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

to

Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

to

Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

to

Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".