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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.

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Douglas DC-3 vs Martin 2-0-2 

It might have only been rolling off the production lines for a year, but it was active for 28 years after. The Martin 2-0-2 was designed to replace the DC-3, but was it really up to the task? 

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 18

Welcome to the 18th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

BA is now selling 747 cabin items and tableware

For the first time, the Heathrow-based airline is allowing customers the opportunity to purchase its premium selection of onboard items including, crockery, tableware and trolleys

Croatia receives final offers for MiG-21 replacement

The Croatian Ministry of Defence revealed on November 11 that it has received final offers from four government teams seeking to provide the country with a new multi-role fighter

More ScanEagle UAVs for Afghanistan

The US Department of Defense announced on November 19 that it has ordered a further 15 Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Afghan National Army

US Navy orders additional TH-73A training helicopters

The US Department of Defense announced on November 12 that it had contracted AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation – a subsidiary of Leonardo – to deliver an additional 36 TH-73A training helicopters to the US Navy

Launch customer lined up for C-27J Next Generation

Leonardo announced on November 11 that final testing of its C-27J Spartan Next Generation tactical transport had begun, adding that it had secured a launch customer for the platform

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines? - Part 2

This week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these small cropped livery segments? Let us know what score you get!

MyPast: Share your historic aviation stories!

We know lots of you have great flying tales from parents and grandparents – now’s your chance to tell them on Key.Aero

DCS F-14A Tomcat Released

Heatblur Simulations has released the F-14A Tomcat for DCS World Open Beta.

Southwest reveals 737 MAX return plans

Following the decision by the FAA to un-ground the jet, the American low-cost carrier set out its approach to getting the type back in the sky

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The only airline in North Korea

Dubbed the “worst airline” in the world, Air Koryo’s reputation as the North Korean flag carrier is formidable just by its association with the country. Key.Aero recounts the history of this very unique operator

NATO nations team up to develop next-gen rotorcraft capability

Defence ministers from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the UK signed a letter of intent on November 19 to design, develop and deliver a new medium-lift multi-role helicopter under a multinational initiative

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The 5 most amazing aviation innovations

From improving performance at high altitudes to making flight safer for everyone, these aircraft innovations are all ingenious in their own ways...

Why Wizz Air A321 aborted take-off at V1

An AAIB report finds that pitot probes had become blocked by something the size of a grain of rice…

Spangdahlem F-16s deploy to the Middle East

Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcons from the USAF’s 480th Fighter Squadron ‘Warhawks’ at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed to the UAE on November 12

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.

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AirForces Monthly December 2020

Welcome to AirForces Monthly December 2020

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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

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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.

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