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Flight Bag

The latest products for the discerning aviation enthusiast ...

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.

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USAF accepts its first F-15EX

The USAF formally accepted its first F-15EX at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, on March 10 – just over a month after the multi-role fighter graced the skies for the first time

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VIDEO: RAF discusses new 'Union Jack' livery for Typhoon display

The RAF rolled out a new ‘Union Jack’ inspired paint scheme for the display jet of the Typhoon Display Team last month. At the unveiling, we spoke with Wg Cdr Jim Calvert, the officer commanding No 29 Squadron, about the role of his unit and the fighter’s colourful new livery

An-225 landing at Brize Norton Article

WATCH: Antonov An-225 lands at RAF Brize Norton

Aviation enthusiasts flocked to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon (June 24) as the Antonov An-225 Mriya - the world's largest strategic transport aircraft - touched down at the Oxfordshire base

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The 200,000mph threat to every airport in the world

Travelling at speeds more than 300 times faster than a Boeing 747 in cruise, this uncontrollable phenomenon presents a serious hazard to airline operations on the ground. Key.Aero speaks to Chris Vagasky from Vaisala to find out more…

The Air Warrior Podcast Article

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 3

With the West gradually departing from counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan amid a pivot towards the rising powers of the East, what role will platforms like Textron Aviation's AT-6E light attack aircraft play in future force structures? Can such platforms operate in the contested battlespace of the future, or will the likelihood of new low-intensity conflicts ensure a continued relevance?

Concorde Nose Article

WATCH: A captain’s view of nose droop procedure on world’s fastest Concorde

Key.Aero gained privileged access to Duxford’s Concorde and captured the world-famous nose droop from inside the cockpit

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Saluting the C-5 Galaxy!

From Vietnam to a host of humanitarian missions, the US Air Force’s largest aircraft has been using its heavy-lifting capabilities for 50 years. And it’s still got at least another two decades left in it yet…

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How India could become the next global aircraft leasing hub

With a fast-growing domestic air travel industry, India is now turning its attention to capitalising on the expected increase in demand for aircraft. Key.Aero speaks with Mandar Mhatre, MD, India at Apex Group to find out how the country plans to become the next leasing and financing capital of the world

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Book Reviews

Glenn Sands reviews three publications

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The complete guide to aircraft values in 2021: narrowbodies

The slump in air travel over the last year has understandably caused the values of commercial aircraft to take a hit. Key.Aero speaks with Mike Yeomans from aviation consultancy IBA about the state of the narrowbody market

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Italy celebrates 60 years of the Frecce Tricolori

With the distinction of being the world’s largest military aerobatic team and one of Italy’s national symbols, the Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori marked a major milestone on March 1, when it celebrated its 60th anniversary