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To celebrate the release of the long-awaited film Top Gun: Maverick, Key.Aero is marking the occasion with special coverage of the real TOPGUN fighter weapons school and the movies with material on the original and the sequel.

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ATL90 Accountant: Counting the cost

Post-war, aircraft manufacturers wanted to reflect the excitement of flying...

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Tickets please!

With COVID-19 accelerating the trend for digital boarding passes...

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Trump’s Trijet Takeover

Casinos, aftershave and even steak – Donald Trump has tried his hand at a variety of businesses...

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The bold rival designs to the Bristol Brabazon

The idea of the Bristol Brabazon, deemed the most prestigious of all the types to emerge from the Brabazon Committee’s deliberations, actually entering trans-Atlantic service today seems utterly fanciful — but it was nothing compared to some of the concepts conceived by other manufacturers as potential stop-gaps and rivals

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The Long Beach Luxury Liner

It has been half a century since the first flight of the mighty McDonnell Douglas DC-10...

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A Female First: Saudi Arabia’s Pioneering Pilot

Overcoming substantial cultural and financial barriers...

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Spain’s COVID-19 boneyard

Aircraft graveyards play a key role at the end of an aircraft’s lifecycle...

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Planespotting in the DPRK

Just a decade ago, a trip to North Korea to photograph aircraft...

What we know so far about Leonardo's AW249 attack helicopter

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Leonardo Helicopters’ AW249 – an all-new, technologically advanced attack helicopter that is designed to meet rising and evolving threats over the next 30 years

US approves $23bn F-35A, MQ-9B and munition sale to UAE

The US State Department announced on November 10 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of F-35A Lightning IIs, MQ-9Bs and munitions to the UAE

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here's this week's Historic Aviation Quiz!

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update #6 Now Available

Asobo Studio has released version 1.10.11.0 of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Emirates launches A380 ‘mini-freighter’ charters

Emirates SkyCargo – the freight management division of the Dubai-based carrier – has introduced bespoke charter operations using its Airbus A380-800 aircraft.

Airbus delivers its 13,000th aircraft

The European manufacturer – which has been producing aircraft since 1974 – hit the milestone in late October. Key.Aero investigates which airline took the honours.

US Navy developing UAS for ship cargo resupply mission

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division took delivery of a prototype UAS in late October, which will be used to demonstrate long-range ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore cargo transportation

IL-2 Sturmovik Upgraded

1C Game Studios has released a major update to IL-2 Sturmovik.

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New Sardinian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has released one of its most popular European destinations for Microsoft Flight Simulator, LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in Sardinia.

Romanian F-16 upgrade approved by US

The US State Department announced on November 3 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of upgrade equipment to Romania, which seeks to modernise its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet

The baby Mustang you could build in your back garden

It may not have been ground breaking, but it was one of the first and most popular aeroplane kits that aviation enthusiasts could build in their back garden.

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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 4

Pushing back

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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 3

Preparing at the gate

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 16

Welcome to the 16th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

USAF receives first two HH-60W combat helicopters

The first two operational Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II combat rescue helicopters were delivered to the US Air Force at Moody AFB, Georgia, on November 5

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 2

Introduction to Flight Planning

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 1

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British-Irish Airports Expo 2022

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London, United Kingdom

The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo is the trade show for all stakeholders on the airport campus. Typically, an expo of up to 150 exhibitors, and six conferences, attended by 2,300++ visitors, the 2022 British-Irish Airports EXPO moves from Olympia to take place at ExCeL London on 22-23 June 2022.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

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The Royal International Air Tattoo will return in 2022 from 15-17 July. Friday will again be the preview day with a 4-hour flying display whilst Saturday and Sunday will both be full show days with over seven hours of thrilling flying displays each day.

ILA Berlin 2022

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Under the motto "Pioneering Aerospace" the #ILA22 will take place for the first time at the newly opened BER Airport in the heart of Europe. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) as ILA brand owner and Messe Berlin GmbH as organizer are expecting trade visitors from all over the world, high-ranking guests from international, European and German politics and of course the numerous visitors of the public days in Berlin for the first time in four years

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The Shuttleworth Family Air Show will have all kinds of exciting attractions both on the ground and in the skies. Be prepared to be thrilled!