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.

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 plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

New Italian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from Flightbeam Studios is LIML Milan Linate Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 30

Welcome to the 30th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

FlightControlReplay v4.5 Released

Fabio Merlo has released FlightControlReplay v4.5, adding support for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Loganair chief executive reveals future fleet strategy

Made up of Saabs, ATRs and Embraers, the Scottish carrier’s roster is a patchwork of various types. But is this a deliberate tactic and what does the future have in store? In part two of Key.Aero’s exclusive interview with Jonathan Hinkles, the airline’s chief executive, we find out

GAF Jindivik being transferred to Newark Air Museum

Despite the Newark Air Museum being closed due to the latest Covid-19 Lockdown and the museum staff being furloughed, work behind the scenes has continued...

Landmarks Singapore City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Orbx Havant Studio and TrueEarth teams have released Singapore Landmarks for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is the latest in their top selling Landmarks and Cityscape series, which includes global locations such as Sydney, London and Paris.

Jordanian F-16 air combat training centre gains US approval

The US State Department has approved Jordan’s request to establish an in-country F-16 Air Combat Training Center, along with the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of related equipment for an estimated cost of US$60m

Bombardier to end Learjet production this year

Nearly 60 years after first entering service, the ultimate flying symbol of luxury has finally received the chop

A Polish-born pilot’s World War Two story

This week’s MyPast tells the story of Kajestan Ignatowski, a Polish-born pilot who made his way to Britain in the Second World War

Quiz: How well do know your cargo airlines?

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on the world of cargo airlines. These carriers often get overlooked in favour of their passenger-carrying counterparts so can you identify them? Let us know what score you get!

US Navy returns first T-6A to USAF following inspection

The US Navy announced on February 11 that its Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) had completed the first aircraft condition inspection on a USAF-operated Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

Loganair boss on how the airline reacted so fast following Flybe's collapse

Within a matter of hours, the Scottish carrier announced it would be picking up a number of routes to ensure essential connectivity was maintained. Speaking to Key.Aero, Jonathan Hinkles, the chief executive of Loganair explains how the Glasgow-based carrier was able to act with such speed

Uzbekistan receives final refurbished L-39C Albatros

Aero Vodochody has re-delivered the sixth and final refurbished L-39C Albatros jet trainer to the Uzbek Air Force, marking the completion of an overhaul contract that was signed in September 2018

FlyPast Podcast Episode 8

In Episode 8 the team chat to David Duker, founder of the Tally Ho Project, about the Battle of Britain, his afternoon reminiscing with John Hemingway, and how he became friends with Bill Green...

Berlin Tegel memorabilia and equipment goes up for auction

Fancy a snowplough? Well now’s your chance because the operator of Berlin’s airports is selling them

How air shows first started

Some early air shows saw pilots taking up to 900 spectators for a joyride in one day. Compared to now, how have air shows changed over the past century?

DARPA’s LongShot UAV concept enters design phase

DARPA has contracted three firms to participate in the first phase of the LongShot programme, which seeks to develop an air-launched UAV capable of launching air-to-air missiles

Bell 222 Ready for Take-Off

X-Plane developer, Cowan Simulation has released the CowanSim 222B and 222UT variants for X-Plane 11.

The tech that can turn any 737 into an oil spill response aircraft

Within three hours, the popular narrowbody can be transformed from its day-to-day role of carrying cargo. Key.Aero speaks with the company behind this revolutionary kit to find out how it works

USAF to boost BACN fleet with six more E-11As

In an effort to bolster its Battlefield Airborne Communication Node (BACN) fleet, the USAF has outlined its plan to acquire six more Bombardier E-11A aircraft over the next five years

Historic Aviation Quiz

Put your historic aviation knowledge to the test!

Which airline claims to have vaccinated its entire on-board crew?

As the world continues the rapid roll-out, one airline says it has already completed its programme to inoculate its flying crew

Jamaican Defence Force to receive six Bell 505s

The Jamaican Defence Force will receive six new Bell 505 JetRanger X light helicopters after the company revealed that it had signed a purchase agreement with the nation on February 8

Aviation News March 2021 Feature Premium

Aviation News March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Tupolev Tu-134 Feature Premium

Tupolev Tu-134 Soviet-built Workhorse

Conceived as a follow-on development of the Tu-16 jet bomber, the Tu-134 is a regional jet airliner that has enjoyed a long and productive career. Alexander Mladenov and Krasimir Grozev report

What are you Passionate About?

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

SkyDrive Returns

to

London, Canada

Airshow London launches its 2021 show as a drive-in
headlined by the U.S Navy Blue Angels

inter airport South East Asia 2021

to

, Singapore

inter airport South East Asia 2021 is the Region's Premier Airport Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Terminal Technology, Design & Digital Technology Solutions.

MRO Americas

to

Orlando, United States

Hybrid event solution means you can now join us in Orlando or virtually from anywhere in the world.