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Constellation Feature Premium

The first pressurised airliner in widespread use

With a wingspan longer than the total distance of Orville Wright’s first flight, the Lockheed Constellation was an important step in the evolution of commercial aviation

Hungary orders two KC-390 multi-mission transports

The Hungarian government signed a contract with Embraer on November 17 for the acquisition of two KC-390 Millennium multi-mission transport aircraft, which will be delivered to the nation from 2023

Boeing 737 MAX set for US approval tomorrow

The embattled jet moves closer to returning to the skies with green light imminent

Dundee for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced EGPN Dundee Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Meggitt secures RAF Typhoon radome contract

UK-based aerospace, defence and energy specialist, Meggitt, announced on November 10 that it has won a £4.2m contract to develop and deliver a new radome for the UK’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet

Easyjet lands first ever annual loss of £1.27bn

Amid positive news of potential vaccines, easyJet reminds us what a difficult year the aviation industry has been through

Japan begins MV-22B Osprey flight operations

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) became the first international operator of the US-built Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor after it began flight operations with the platform on November 6

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI in Development

Eagle Dynamics (ED) has released new screenshots of its upcoming DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI currently in development.

Final RQ-4D Phoenix delivered to NATO

NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) team accepted its fifth and final Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix high-altitude, long-endurance UAS in Sigonella, Italy, on November 12

L-1011 Feature Premium

50 years of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

Exactly half a century ago today, Lockheed flew its TriStar for the first time. Key.Aero charts the rise and fall of this technologically advanced trijet

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 17

Welcome to the 17th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Germany contracts Airbus to deliver ‘Quadriga’ Eurofighters

Airbus signed a contract on November 11 to deliver 38 new-build Tranche 4 Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighters to Germany as the nation seeks to replace its older Tranche 1 aircraft under Project Quadriga

Qantas 100 Feature Premium

Qantas marks its 100th anniversary

The airline celebrates its centenary amid the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Key.Aero has collated 100 images to celebrate this important milestone

Bessica Raiche Feature Premium

Underrated pioneers of aviation

Beyond famous names like the Wright Brothers, there are some amazing contributors to the history of flight – like the female solo pilot who built an aeroplane in her living room…

Hurricane Feature Premium

100th Anniversary of Hawker

November 15, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Hawker Aircraft Limited. Here's a timeline of the celebrated company and its achievements...

Leg Room Feature Premium

What were flights like in the 1950s? 

Complimentary postcards when boarding, acres of legroom, and personal porters at baggage reclaim: early commercial air travel was a long way from Ryanair… 

Alitalia set for South American shake-up

Alitalia is poised for a return to two destinations in South America following a nine-month suspension due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Boeing secures $9.8bn Saudi F-15 support contract

Boeing will provide modernisation and sustainment services for Saudi Arabia’s F-15 multi-role fighter fleet after it was awarded a US$9.8bn contract by the US Department of Defense on November 10

US green lights MQ-9B SeaGuardian sale to Taiwan

The US State Department announced on November 3 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of four General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SeaGuardians to Taiwan

The DC-3's revolutionary flight across America

In 1938, an American Airlines DC-3 would make the revolutionary flight across America...

United Airlines announces JFK U-turn

Bosses at United Airlines have confirmed the carrier will resume flights from New York/John F Kennedy on February 1, 2021 following an absence of more than five years.

Helsinki for Prepar3D Released

MK-Studios has released EFHK Helsinki for P3D v4+ over on OrbxDirect.

Philippines receives first batch of S-70i Black Hawks

The first five of 16 Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk utility helicopters were handed over to the Philippine Air Force at Clark Air Base near Angeles City, Luzon Island, on November 9

Thailand shows off Gripen fleet in elephant walk

The Royal Thai Air Force’s 7 Wing released pictures on November 11 of its resident Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters conducting an elephant walk at Surat Thani air base in southern Thailand

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Tri-jet hunting down under

Nigel Pittaway shares some of his striking images of Boeing 727s...

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