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Arpingstone Article

Fifty facts about Concorde

It did 250mph at take-off, 17 miles to the gallon per passenger – and once had to fly a haggis to Bahrain…

A380 Article

The 5 Reasons Why The Airbus A380 Is On The Way Out 

It was technical masterpiece that both pilot and passenger loved, but it didn’t do what any commercial venture needs to: make money. Thomas Haynes details why one of Airbus’ largest gambles hasn’t paid off.

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EXCLUSIVE: Flying the X-59 QueSST

In the second of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero speaks with Lockheed Martin's resident test pilot, Dan "Dog" Canin, who will be one of the few pilots to fly the X-59 QueSST low-boom demonstrator.

Heathrow Airports Limited Article

What’s it like flying during COVID-19?

From getting through security to boarding the aircraft, we got on a flight from London Luton to Palermo to see how Coronavirus has affected the aviation experience

Boeing Article

Why did a 787 fly above 1,000 microphones 88 times?

Over an eight-day period, Boeing flew a Dreamliner with more than 200 acoustic sensors attached to it over a set of ground-based microphones 88 times. Here’s why…

777 in-flight Article

VIDEO: Flight schools fight back against gloomy pilot jobs outlook

Last month, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) effectively told prospective pilots not to bother training because of COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry. Key.Aero spoke to four flight schools to find out why they feel very differently…

Airbus A300 Article

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

JetBlue A220 Article

VIDEO: Exclusive guided tour of JetBlue’s new A220 cabin

Ahead of beginning services with the new jet in the spring, Key.Aero meets Mariya Stoyanova, the airline’s director of product development who provides a tour of the aircraft’s brand-new cabin

Virgin Galactic Article

The future of commercial flight (at an altitude of 317,000ft)

Watch incredible footage inside the cabin of Virgin Galactic, where passengers can literally watch the world go by... at 2,485mph

Pilot Training Article

Why now could be the perfect time to train to be a pilot

The suggestion that now is a good time to train to be a pilot may seem to be a little counter-intuitive. But even though the airline industry is going through its biggest ever crisis, it actually makes more sense than you might think

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EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part Two

In the fourth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero continue to explore NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

G-BOAC Article

Concorde captain on future of supersonic air travel

It’s been more than 17 years since the curtain fell on the era of commercial supersonic flight. Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, former BA Concorde captain John Hutchinson weighs in on the future of supersonic air travel

Aviation Image Network/Simon Gregory Article

VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

Aviation Image Network/Bailey Article

Frequent flyers key to aviation recovery

Huge survey reveals three-quarters of frequent travellers are ready to fly again and that demand for airport lounges will increase, but clarity is needed on quarantines and border controls

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The X-59 - Challenges of making an X-plane

In the sixth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero explores the challenges associated with making an X-plane and NASA/Lockheed Martin Skunk Works' X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.