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Key.Aero offers exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the world’s leading airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers, spanning in-depth profiles and overviews with key industry executives to first person accounts from aviation professionals who build, fly and maintain the latest generation airliners. Key.Aero also highlights issues affecting the commercial industry, from aviation security, safety and air traffic control to training and environmental matters, and harks back to the golden age of air travel, paying tribute to some of the most iconic aircraft and airlines of yesteryear.

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Luton Airport’s expansion plans

Barry Lloyd

London Luton Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the UK....

Barry Lloyd
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Yak-40: The USSR’s regional jet

Piotr Butowski

The Yak-40 brought jet travel to the remoter parts of the Soviet Union...

Piotr Butowski
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Ilyushin Il-86: First Soviet widebody

Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev examine the Il-86’s development and servcice career...

Alexander Mladenov
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Room with a view: Paris

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly reveals the photographic opportunities
from a hotel at one of the world’s busiest airports...

Michael Kelly
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Tu-154 Tupolev’s Trijet Airliner

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev

The Tupolev Tu-154 trijet was a workhorse of Aeroflot in the 1970s and 1980s...

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev

A330-800 Receives Regulatory Greenlight

Thomas Lee

The European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration have awarded the Airbus A330-800 a joint type certificate.

Thomas Lee

AtlasGlobal Halts Flights Again

Thomas Lee

Turkish airline AtlasGlobal has suspended operations for a second time, less than two months after it restored services.

Thomas Lee

Air Italy in Voluntary Liquidation

Thomas Lee

Air Italy ceased operations with immediate effect on February 11 after its shareholders, Alisarda and Qatar Airways through AQA Holding, chose to liquidate the company citing “persistent and structural market problems”.

Thomas Lee
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Do airlines dream of electric fleets?

Mark Broadbent

With the world becoming increasingly conscious of its ecological...

Mark Broadbent
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Boosting engine performance

Bernie Baldwin

Keeping aircraft engines fit for action is key to the global airline industry...

Bernie Baldwin