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.

Aero Legends Battle of Britain Show is back this week!

It's only a few days until Aero Legends host their annual Battle of Britain air show and we've got the low down of this year's line up! Are you as excited as we are?

Historic Aviation Quiz

Think you're a fan of FlyPast? Well, let's see! This week's historic aviation quiz may leave you questioning yourself...

10 things you may not have known about the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

June 22 marked the anniversary of the Douglas Aircraft Company’s A-4 Skyhawk prototype conducting its first flight. Here’s 10 facts to commemorate one of the best Naval fighters of the US!

Marana News Premium

The 10 airports around the world storing the most airliners

Covid has forced huge numbers of commercial aircraft to be grounded. But where are they?

Travel sector holds day of action in response to government restrictions

The industry is urging ministers to provide financial support and announce plans for a ‘green list’ expansion

PMDG DC-6 Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

PMDG's debut product for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Douglas DC-6, is out now.

Feature Premium

Recapping the fly-off between Boeing's X-32 and Lockheed's X-35

Back in 2000, the most valuable fighter fly-offs in modern times took place between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed X-35, as we explain

DCS: Mi-24P Hind Enters Early Access

After more than 50,000 man-hours of dedicated work, the Mi-24P Hind team has introduced the iconic DCS: Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter into Early Access.

Boeing awarded production contract for new RAF Chinooks

Boeing has received a Foreign Military Sales contract to provide 14 new H-47 Extended Range (ER) Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters for the RAF

Caravelle Feature Premium

United Caravelles with 227 Changes!

A fascinating report from the February 15, 1962 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the introduction into service of the Sud Aviation Caravelle with the US airline United.

IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz Goshawk T-45C Review Premium

IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz's Goshawk T-45C

March 2021 saw Italian developer IndiaFoxtEcho publish its second combat jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of the T-45C Goshawk. The release follows hot on the heels of its highly popular Aermacchi MB-339 that landed in the marketplace back in October 2020...

Nemeth Design Aero-works Aerolite 103 Review Premium

Nemeth Design’s Aero-works Aerolite 103

One of the attractions of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the potentially stunning visual scenery that creates a rich and interesting landscape to explore. Nemeth Designs has released the perfect machine for exploring ‘low and slow’ to take it all in.

Which airlines have ordered the Boeing 737 MAX 10?

After the type’s maiden flight last weekend, Key.Aero looks at some of its major customers

PMDG Boeing 777-200ER Review Premium

PMDG's 777-200ER

After eight years of ploughing the virtual airways, PMDG has released an updated version of the legendary Boeing 777 exclusively for Prepar3D version 4 and 5.

Orbx Landmarks: Brisbane City Pack Review Premium

Orbx’s Landmarks: Brisbane City Pack

The product under review here was developed by the team responsible for Landmarks Singapore and London. This time their talents have been focused on one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane.

Free Icelandic Mesh

Orbx has released Iceland Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator for free.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 6

Bringing you all the latest news from the military aerospace sector over the past week, the Air Warrior Podcast team chats through the UK’s Chinook presence in Mali, analysis of the US FY22 budget, and details of the latest from the B-21 Raider next-generation bomber programme

Van Nuys Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest US destination to be released by Orbx is KVNY Van Nuys Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

​​​​IndiaFoxtEcho Interview Feature Premium

The Human Element – IndiaFoxtEcho Interview

In the second instalment of our Human Element series, PC Pilot meets Dino Cattaneo, the mastermind behind military aircraft add-on company IndiaFoxtEcho. In this interview, we find out how he became involved in aviation and what his flight simulation interests are, as well as his thoughts on developing add-ons for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

USAF seeks new tankers through KC-Y programme

The USAF has formally launched its KC-Y programme, which seeks to source a new commercial derivative tanker aircraft from a qualified, interested manufacturer to supplement its Boeing KC-46A Pegasus fleet from 2029

Feature Premium

A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery, Part 2

Last time, we explained how to set up the Software Development Kit (SDK), prepare the folder structures and add a single building to a small airport in South Wales. In this instalment, we continue to make improvements to our little airport.

Wikimedia Commons Feature Premium

60 years of the Aviation Traders Carvair

It’s been six decades since the ATL-98 Carvair took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero recounts the type’s history and reveals which airlines flew the unique propliner

Feature Premium

An in-depth look at Bulgaria's modernised Frogfoot fleet

We look at the recently refurbished and upgraded Su-25 attack aircraft that are earmarked to continue in Bulgarian service through to at least 2028

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 48

Welcome to the 48th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Poland’s F-16 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

After 15 years of operation, Poland’s 48-strong Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours – marking a key historic milestone for the multi-role fighter in Polish service

What are you Passionate About?

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

SkyDrive Returns

to

London, Canada

Airshow London launches its 2021 show as a drive-in
headlined by the U.S Navy Blue Angels

inter airport South East Asia 2021

to

, Singapore

inter airport South East Asia 2021 is the Region's Premier Airport Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Terminal Technology, Design & Digital Technology Solutions.

FlightSimExpo 2021

to

San Diego, United States

FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. This year’s hybrid event takes place in San Diego and online.

DSEI

to

London, United Kingdom