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.

Inside the famous Top Gear Boeing 747

Some say it can down 26,000 pints in one hour and that it’s four times heavier than the average house. All we know is it’s not The Stig, but it’s The Stig’s jumbo jet cousin. Watch this amazing video featuring the elusive Top Gear 747

Ninth Boeing P-8I Neptune arrives in India

Boeing announced on November 18 that it has delivered its ninth P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy – the largest operator of the platform outside the US

Microsoft Flight Simulator Touches Down in Ibiza

Airport developer, sim-wings has released the Spanish destination of Ibiza for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Feature Premium

AirForces Monthly December 2020

Welcome to AirForces Monthly December 2020

Feature Premium

Aviation News December 2020

Welcome to Aviation News December 2020

FAA clears Boeing 737 MAX to resume operations

The US aviation regulator has given the green-light for American carriers to restart operations with the embattled jet

Feature Premium

Our Top 10 Fictional Combat Aircraft from the Movies

Key.Aero delves into the world of cinema and counts down its top ten favourite fictional combat-capable aircraft from the big screen

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic quiz is a bit different... can you identify who said all of these famous quotes from aviation history? Be careful - some may just catch you out!

Salzburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator

New Orbx partner, Digital Design, has released LOWS Salzburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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… 

What are you Passionate About?