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.

We bring you high-quality, digital content written by passionate journalists all in one place so you can enjoy your passion to the fullest, wherever you are, whenever you want. Time to go explore!

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 restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

News Premium

Kuwaiti H225Ms deliveries continue

A pair of H225Ms (formerly known as EC725 Caracals) destined for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF), serials 615 and 616, were seen test flying during September from the manufacturer’s facilities at Marseille/Marignane, France

UAE repurposing for Emirates’ first A380

Emirates has signed a contract with UAE-based Falcon Aircraft Recycling to upcycle and recycle its first retired A380 aircraft

SFO HMT1 facade Feature Premium

Inside SFO's new $2.4bn Harvey Milk Terminal 1

San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has hit a new milestone with the launch of its latest phase as Kirstie Pickering reports

1 Sqn officers with their S.E.5a biplanes at Clairmarais aerodrome, near Ypres, in July 1918. Feature Premium

In all things first: The history of No. 1 Squadron

From the birth of military flight to operations over the South Atlantic during 1982, the Royal Air Force’s premier fighter unit, 1 Squadron, has always remained at the forefront of British aviation. Immersed in rich history, it has served as a capable strike force for more than a century, operating some of Britain’s most infamous aircraft during that time...

Vulcan pilot recounts scrambling for nuclear call out

Former Vulcan pilot John LeBrun knows first-hand what it is like to prepare for a nuclear scramble. In this video he describes the process in fascinating detail

First One-Eleven 500 series for BEA photographed before its first flight, scheduled for today (Feb. 7), BEA is marketing the aircraft as the “Super one-eleven” and will put it into service on intra-German routes in November. Feature Premium

BEA’s first BAC One-Eleven Series 500

The BAC One-Eleven had achieved enough orders and sufficient potential for the stretched 500 series to be offered. BEA was the launch customer with details of the development of the variant explained in the February 7, 1968 issue of ‘Aeroplane’

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 67

Welcome to the 67th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Tribute to Martin-Baker legend unveiled

A fresh tribute to Captain Valentine Baker has been unveiled at the Aylesbury Vale Golf Club

Boeing delivers first KC-46A tanker to Japan

Boeing has delivered the first KC-46A tanker to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force following a 2017 Foreign Military Sales contract award for an initial aircraft, subsequently increased on options to four airframes

100% SAF study launched

A group of French aviation industry stakeholders has launched the first study of single-aisle aircraft running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Engine core partnership for GE Aviation and NASA

Jet engine maker GE Aviation is partnering with NASA to research advanced engine cores for single-aisle aircraft

Feature Premium

Aeroporto Bolognese: How Bologna Airport is standing out

With culinary treats and eye-catching supercars, Bologna Airport knows how to stay memorable. Andreas Spaeth travelled to the Italian gateway to find out more

Feature Premium

On this Week: Avro Manchester

In November 1940, the Manchester officially entered service with the newly reformed No. 207 Squadron of RAF Bomber Command. Reformed on November 1, the Manchester first flew with the squadron just five days later

Feature Premium

Inside Milan Linate's redesigned terminal

Milan’s ‘downstairs’ airport, Linate, has undergone a major redevelopment befitting a city regarded as the world capital of style, says Matteo Legnani

Ron Mak Handley Page Feature Premium

IN PICTURES: Stunning shots of visiting airliners at Southend in the 1970s

Regular contributor Ron Mak delves into his vast aviation archive to present a selection of stunning aircraft types he captured at England’s Southend Airport during the 1970s and 1980s

Quiz: Defunct European airlines - Part 2

Can you identify these defunct airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

Trailer: John LeBrun and the Avro Vulcan

Coming soon: Meet the man whose life has been a love affair with the iconic Cold War bomber

617 Squadron fly with Indian AF Jaguars and SU-30s

October 27, exercise Konhan Shakti 21 saw one of the RAF’s F-35B units, 617 Squadron, operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) flying with Indian Air Force Su-30s and Jaguars, plus Indian Navy MiG-29K

News Premium

M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft unveiled

PZL Mielec and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) unveiled the first prototype of its newest M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft (SOMA), also known as the MC-145B Coyote on October 26

Seymour Johnson F-15s head to Romania and Bulgaria

USAF Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Borcea Air Base, Romania, and Graf Ignatievo AB in Bulgaria on October 18, all in support of operation Castle Forge

UPS Boeing 767 News Premium

FAA issues warning to Boeing 767 and 757 operators

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned operators of Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft about the potential for inadvertent pilot activation of the automated go-around mode.

"" Feature Premium

On the wings of a (de Havilland) Dove

This intriguing flight test of a de Havilland Dove appeared in the October 7, 1960 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Alvaro Lino

Oostwold Airshow postponed until 2023

Oostwold Airshow in the Netherlands will not return until 2023 as the organisers wish to avoid 'restrictive measures.'

Easy Aerial launches ultra-portable UAV ground station

Easy Aerial, a provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box solutions, has launched a new line of ultra-portable models of its aerial vehicle (UAV) ground stations

What are you Passionate About?