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Inside the world’s biggest aircraft carrier

Three years to the day since President Trump commissioned it, we take a closer look at the USS Gerald R. Ford – so big it has space for over 75 aircraft and can launch 220 airstrikes a day.

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.

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

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

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The United States Air Force in Britain

Until now, books describing the USAF presence in the United Kingdom...

Learjet 35 Article

“There was a 500ft drop at the end of the runway…”

As a private jet pilot in the 1980s flying between Miami and South America, Greg Madonna saw it all. But as you’ll see from this video, corrupt officials and drug barons were the least of his problems…

Learjet 24 Article

How on earth did this pilot survive?

Flying drug barons, hairy landings in South America… by his own admission, Greg Madonna is lucky to be alive. This is one aviator’s incredible story

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EXCLUSIVE: The X-59 - A Supersonic Return

In the seventh and final exclusive video, Key.Aero explores how the X-59 QueSST and NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstration could be the key to civil supersonic air travel making a viable comeback in the future.

Airbus Article

Airbus at 50: Exclusive interview with one of its first-ever employees

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus Industrie, Key.Aero speaks to Barbara Kracht, one of the company’s first employees, to find out what it was like to work for the pan-European giant

Drone Pilots Article

Why airline pilots make good drone operators

Recognising the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic could present to its graduates, a UK airline pilot flight school now offers a path to a career as a drone operator. Key Aero speaks to the academy’s CEO

Eastern Air Lines Article

VIDEO: Ex-Eastern pilot and labour leader on the carrier’s collapse – 30 years on

Thirty years ago, one of the largest airlines in the US collapsed after 65 years of operations. Former pilot and author George Jehn tells Key.Aero why it happened

How technology is meeting the changing demands of airports Article

How technology is meeting the changing demands of airports

The evolution of the modern airport, and the way in which their operators conduct business, was well underway even before the global pandemic struck earlier in the year.

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No 77 Squadron RAAF: Legacy Hornet Walkaround and Pilot Interview

Key.Aero speaks with Flt Lt Em, a junior legacy Hornet pilot with No 77 Squadron RAAF, who gives us an exclusive tour of an F/A-18A and discusses what its like to fly the matured fighter and how it continues to impress the aviators who fly it

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B-2 Spirit’s Arctic Mission

Thirty-one years after its first flight on July 17 1989, the B-2 Spirit may meet its replacement next year – but the world’s only flying wing still has a global presence.

Bonus content: Watch dramatic video footage of two B-2 Spirits being refuelled by a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker while on a mission north of the Arctic Circle.

easyJet and BA Article

The inside story of how easyJet took on British Airways

In what was truly a David versus Goliath fight, the fledgeling budget carrier managed to withstand everything thrown at it by the national airline. Key.Aero chats with Tony Anderson, the firm’s first marketing director, to find out how