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.

Romanian IAR-330 helicopter News Premium

Romania continues IAR-330L sustainment ahead of post-2030 replacement

Romania will operate its IAR-330L helicopters into the 2030s before considering a replacement of the type, as the Ministry of Defence awards a contract to IAR Brasov for sustainment services as part of an ongoing maintenance programme

100% SAF flight first for Airbus Helicopters

An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines

121 Eagle Squadron in 1942 Feature Premium

Talking the talk: RAF lingo of WW2

Join us as we attempt to ‘spill the beans’ on the seemingly impenetrable world of RAF slang. What a ‘wizard’ idea…

Saudi Arabia seeks AMRAAM top-up

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Saudi Arabia for an estimated cost of $650m

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 25

In Episode 25 of the Air Warrior Podcast we are in conversation with US red air provider Airborne Tactical Advantage Company on the company’s operations, assets, and future opportunities in the combat training market.

Electra 10-A Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Electra 10-A for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released.

Athens for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

FlyTampa has announced LGAV Athens International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on OrbxDirect.

Vietjet and Airbus ink deal

Vietjet and Airbus have signed a strategic agreement on the delivery timeline for 119 aircraft of the airline’s existing order backlog

Private charter move for Gulf Air

Gulf Air has marked the launch of private charter services which will enable its global clientele to book direct charter flights with personalised itineraries

Feature Premium

Aviation News December 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Feature Premium

Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021

Embraer Energia News Premium

Embraer unveils Energia family of FOUR new aircraft concepts

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has announced a family of concept aircraft which it hopes will help the aviation industry achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Key Collection Feature Premium

Designer Tupolev’s first-hand insights into supersonic Tu-144

In an article published in the Aeroflot magazine ‘Grazhdanskaya Aviatsiya’ famous aircraft designer, A N Tupolev detailed the aeronautical engineering knowledge which led to the design adopted for the Tu-144 supersonic airliner.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 68

Welcome to the 68th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK to boost capacity of Texan T1 fleet with extra aircraft

Affinity Flying Training Services has received a contract – worth approximately £65m – from the UK Ministry of Defence for the operation of four additional Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs under the UK Military Flying Training System programme

Skiathos for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now


Orbx has released LGSK Skiathos International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

BA and Virgin celebrate US reopening with dual Heathrow take-off

Transatlantic rivals British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have joined forces today to celebrate the reopening of the United States to fully vaccinated UK nationals.

Repsol and Iberia announce biofuel first

Iberia and Spanish energy giant Repsol have made the first flight using biofuel produced from waste in Spain

ANA signs MOU with Virgin

ANA Holdings, owner of ANA All Nippon Airways, is to be the exclusive distributor of Asia’s first air-launch service

Vulcan pilot on bomber’s staggering fuel consumption stats

Built in the days before the environment was a consideration, the Vulcan could burn through some 9,260 imperial gallons of fuel in the seven hours it could stay a-loft. Former Vulcan pilot John LeBrun tells us more...

Feature Premium

On this day: First flight of the Hawker Hurricane

Exactly 86 years ago today, one of Britain's most revered and successful fighters of World War Two completed its first flight

Quiz: Asian airlines

Can you identify these Asian airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

New C-37B aircraft delivered to Joint Base Andrews

The first of two new C-37B aircraft was flown from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama by the Air Force Chief of Staff and honorary Tuskegee Airman Gen CQ Brown to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on November 3

Boeing 737-200 News Premium

An ex-Delta 737 for £2,500? Kenya to auction 73 abandoned aircraft

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has invited interested bidders to a public auction of uncollected derelict aircraft.

International Bomber Command Centre awarded VisitEngland gold accolade

The International Bomber Command Centre has been awarded Gold standard in the VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolades for 2020/21 which recognises outstanding visitor experiences.

What are you Passionate About?