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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.

Boeing's Loyal Wingman continues taxi tests, first flight planned for early 2021

Boeing revealed on December 21 that its Airpower Teaming System unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first high-speed taxi test in preparation for the platform’s first flight in early 2021

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Combat Aircraft Journal February 2021

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal February 2021

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Amy Johnson: Queen of the Skies

Britain’s Amy Johnson is one of the most renowned aviatrixes of all time. Malcolm V Lowe tells the enduring story of this famous flying female on the 80th anniversary of her death

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Arizonan Adventure

Former RAF fast jet pilot Al Munro reveals how an exercise in Europe led to him flying A-7s in the US, escorting a Russian defector and gaining valuable insight into the hearts and minds of the so-called enemy

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Why the Soviet Union’s supersonic airliner failed

Despite flying before and faster than Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144 never saw the same levels of success as its European counterpart. Here are five reasons why…

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From Bikes to Biplanes

While he may not be a household name, pioneering aviator and aeroplane manufacturer Glenn Curtiss' contributions to aviation were enormously significant – as Kathleen Hanser reveals

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FlyPast February 2021

Welcome to FlyPast February 2021

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Looking Back on 2020: Orders and Deliveries

Key.Aero provides a general overview of the most notable military aircraft orders, deliveries and Foreign Military Sale notifications that were announced in 2020

Vulcan Vs Victor

Key.Aero compares two of the three airborne nuclear deterrents of the Cold War.

Ukraine orders three Antonov An-178 transports

For the first time since the nation gained its independence in 1991, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence ordered three domestically-produced An-178 medium-lift tactical transports from the Antonov Company on December 29

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Commercial Aviation Timeline of 2020

As the sun begins to set on 2020, Key.Aero takes a look back at some of the most notable events within the Commercial Aviation industry during what can only be described as an unprecedented year.

Airbus launches HForce upgrade for Hungarian H145M fleet

Airbus Helicopters announced on December 18 that it has started to retrofit the Hungarian Air Force’s eventual fleet of 20 H145M multi-role utility helicopters with the company’s HForce weapon management system

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Podcast: The year in commercial aviation

Hans and Tom from Key.Aero discuss the happenings of 2020 and look ahead to next year to explore the commercial aviation industry's path to recovery

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 23

Welcome to the 23rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

USAF reactivates the 355th FS as Alaska’s second F-35A unit

The USAF reactivated the 355th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base on December 18, marking the arrival of the second Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II unit in Alaska

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Marking 35 years of the Fokker 50

Exactly 35 years ago today, the Fokker 50 took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero looks back at its debut and examines which airlines are still flying it

Italian Air Force receives first two T-345As

Leonardo handed over its first two T-345A jet trainers to the Italian Air Force on December 22 – kickstarting the delivery of 18 examples to the service

Boeing wins $400m for B-1B and B-52H engineering services

The US Department of Defense announced on December 18 that it has contracted Boeing to provide engineering services for the USAF’s B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress bomber fleets

The Commercial Aviation Review of the Year

It's been a hugely tough year for the commercial aviation industry but here have still been some great stories. Hans and Tom from Key.Aero's content and editorial team take a look back at some of the best bits from 2020's video features

The big Boxing Day airline livery quiz

As you possibly continue to recover from yesterday's Christmas lunch, stimulate your brain with this big Boxing Day airline livery quiz!

Spitfire Vs. Hurricane

They went down in history as two of the most innovative and loved British aeroplanes of World War II. But how do they compare to one another?

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An Addis Ababa Adventure - photo snapshot

Firmly established as Ethiopia's largest airport, Addis Ababa’s Bole International serves as an important gateway in East Africa. Ron Mak visited in 2005 and in this special snapshot reveals that rarer aircraft still made a frequent appearance

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Which US airports are undergoing upgrades?

In the second part of his special US airport round-up, Chris Sloan examines a further selection of American gateways enjoying a period of rapid transformation

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Belfast City bounces back

Northern Ireland’s second busiest airport has experienced the most difficult year in its history with the loss of biggest customer, Flybe, followed by the impact of the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. Declan Hasson reflects upon George Best Belfast City, its recent challenges and how the unique ‘downtown’ facility is fighting back once again

Alaska Airlines adds to Boeing 737 MAX order

In a further boost for Boeing, Alaska Airlines has expanded its 737 MAX order

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