Key Aero

Your aviation destination

Ukraine Russia Conflict

The combined experts of AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft Journal and Key.Aero offer analysis on NATO and Ukrainian aircraft movements; Russian and Ukrainian air defences and ongoing operations in the region.

Read the latest

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

Antonov An-225  de Havilland Venom  Dassault Rafale  F-111 Aardvark  Concorde

BOAC 747 News Premium

BREAKING: BA retro Landor and BOAC 747s to be saved

British Airways’ last two remaining retro-liveried Boeing 747s are to be saved from the scrapheap after the flag carrier revealed new homes have been found.

RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian Tu-142s

Royal Air Force-operated Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on November 28 to intercept two Russian Navy Tupolev Tu-142s operating over the North Sea near UK airspace

Brazil receives first modernised E-99M AEW&C

Embraer delivered its first modernised E-99M AEW&C aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force during a ceremony at the firm’s Gavião Peixoto facility in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 27

Feature Premium

Serious About Seafires

Restoration Scene: In recent years the airworthy Seafire population...

Feature Premium

Skydancing Stearmans

Inside Stories: AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS. Assistant Editor Jamie...

Feature Premium

MARITIME Majesty

FRENCH NAVY ‘OPS’: Malcolm V Lowe describes the post-World...

Feature Premium

IRIS II at Gan

Story Behind the Scene. Chris French, acclaimed aviation artist...

Feature Premium

SWEET REVENGE

HENDON’S LANC’: Avro Lancaster ‘S-for-Sugar’ carried out...

Feature Premium

Above and Beyond - Ulric Cross

The gallantry of Trinidad’s Philip Louis Ulric Cross was twice...

Feature Premium

ICE Aces

Inside Stories ANTARCTIC AVIATIONPioneering Antarctic aviators...

Feature Premium

FLYING THE NEST

British skies are destined to be blessed by a second...

Feature Premium

Handley Page Pioneer

Inside Stories by Frank Thomas Digby. Roger Taylor details just...

Feature Premium

SHOOTING the Dark Continent

AERIAL SURVEYS: Among the Avro Lancaster’s most ambitious postwar...

Feature Premium

Suicide Squad

Inside Stories ‘RAMM’ FIGHTERS. Ian Baxter tells the horrifying...

KLM Cargo Feature Premium

How far does one 747 fly every month? You’ll be surprised…

Criss-crossing the globe, the Boeing 747 has a range of nearly 9,000 miles, but how far does one typically fly in a month? Key.Aero tracked a KLM jumbo throughout November to find out where it visited and how many miles it covered

COMAC News Premium

Chinese 737 and A320 competitor nearly ready

China’s answer to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, the COMAC C919, is edging ever closer to certification

Quiz Premium

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 19

Welcome to the 19th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Northrop Grumman lands $4.8bn Global Hawk development contract

The US Department of Defense announced on November 25 that it has awarded Northrop Grumman a US$4.8bn contract to develop, modernise, retrofit and sustain the USAF's RQ-4 Global Hawk family

UAC delivers last of 50 Su-35S fighters to Russia

The United Aircraft Corporation revealed on November 25 that it has handed over the final three of 50 new-build Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighters to the Russian Ministry of Defence

Feature Premium

Combat Aircraft Journal January 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal January 2021

Quiz: How well do you know your retro airline schemes?

Back by popular demand - this week's Commerical Aviation quiz focuses on the paint schemes of yesteryear and tests your knowledge of liveries used on some of the world's biggest airlines

Tu-204 Feature Premium

Which airlines use Russia’s version of the 757?

Russia’s answer to the Boeing 757 – the Tupolev Tu-204 – didn’t achieve quite the same commercial success as its American counterpart. Key.Aero investigates which carriers are still using it

Who has become the world’s first all-A220 airline?

The adopted Airbus aircraft is now the sole type used by one European operator

Me110 Feature Premium

“I watched Spitfires and Bf 109s battle above me”

Key.Aero reader, Derek Lunn, tells his story of young life in Dover during World War II, from watching dogfights unfold in the skies above him to saving his family’s lives by stopping to sort out his socks…

Javelin Feature Premium

First flight of the Gloster Javelin

November 26 marks the 69th year of the first flight of the last design to bear the Gloster name

 

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

Global Airport Leaders' Forum 2022

to

, United Arab Emirates

Held in conjunction with the world's largest annual airport exhibition Airport Show, the Global Airport Leaders' Forum (GALF) has a 3-day agenda and assembles the foremost aviation policy, business and technology leaders from around the world in an effort to address their needs and provide them with a platform on which they can engage, exchange knowledge, share best practices, forge partnerships and discuss issues of common interest.

Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show

to

Biggleswade, United Kingdom

After a few years off the calendar, the Fly Navy air show returns to the skies above Old Warden Aerodrome with a blend of the best piston and rotary-wing examples of naval aircraft.

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2022

to

Geneva, Switzerland

EBACE2022 is the place to experience new and future-forward aviation technologies including everything from high-tech small aircraft through ultra-modern intercontinental jets, advanced air mobility and eVTOL aircraft, state-of-the-art avionics; and much more from all of the top aircraft manufacturers.

Shuttleworth Evening Drive-in Air Show

to

Biggleswade, United Kingdom

A relaxing evening at Shuttleworth awaits for the July evening drive-in air show, celebrating the 90th birthday of Old Warden Aerodrome