Airbus A300

First UPS A300 receives cockpit upgrade

The jet gained increased capabilities and flexibility through a comprehensive flight deck modernisation programme

How Airbus struggled to sell its first aircraft

Half a century on from Airbus Industrie’s founding, Key.Aero recounts the airframer’s first steps on its road to the top and speaks with Barbara Kracht, a 35-year Airbus veteran to find out how the venture nearly failed at the first hurdle

Iran Air is selling 12 aircraft, you won’t believe the prices

If you’ve ever wanted to own a Boeing 727, 747, Airbus A300 or A310 then now’s your chance. Iran Air is auctioning off its ageing Western fleet but while the prices are fairly affordable, there are several roadblocks to overcome.

Huge aircraft gets even huger

Bearing a striking resemblance to the aquatic mammal of the same name, the Airbus Beluga just got larger after the ‘XL’ variant joined the fleet earlier this year. Key.Aero examines its origins and details the type’s impressive features

Cockpits Through the Ages

The design of a cockpit has changed dramatically over the years. As technology has improved, dials with needles have been replaced with an increasing amount of glass. Take a look at this selection of photos which really show the leaps that have been made.