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Convair 990 at 60: Why the world’s fast subsonic airliner failed

On the anniversary of its first flight, Key.Aero sits down with Shea Oakley, a commercial aviation historian to find out why the jet with big ambitions never lived up to its promised specifications

One man’s untold World War II story

Walter Henry Layne volunteered for duty as Aircrew with the RAF the moment Neville Chamberlain announced a state of war on September 3, 1949. His son David tells his incredible story in this first instalment of a three-part story for MyPast…

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines - winglet edition

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on just the winglets of airliners. Can you identify the airline based purely on this very focused angle? Let us know what score you get!

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Desert Storm 30: The U-2's Olympic Flare missions

The U-2 spy plane, nicknamed the Dragon Lady, flew 544 reconnaissance sorties during Operation Desert Storm, gathering priceless intelligence for allied forces involved in the Gulf War

Microsoft Flight Simulator, Episode 10 – Aerodynamics

In the latest feature discover series, Sebastian Wloch from Asobo Studio discussed the recent aerodynamic improvements in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the development tools and future improvements.

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From Spads to Spirits: Inside the 13th Bomb Squadron

Affectionately known as ‘The Devil’s Own Grim Reapers’, the 13th Bomb Squadron has engaged in almost every major US conflict since World War One. Key.Aero provides a behind-the-scenes look at what is now the USAF's sole stealth bomber training unit

New Norwegian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced ENTO Sandefjord Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Lufthansa Cargo begins renewal of airfreight centre in Frankfurt

The facility is set to be completed in 2028, with plans to provide faster shipment of cargo

VIDEO: WestJet resumes 737 MAX services

Watch our video as the Calgary-based operator becomes the fifth to reintroduce the type to service

Dnata opens cargo complex at Manchester Airport

The £30m investment provides a solution for the handling of temperature sensitive goods, such as the COVID-19 vaccine