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ATM industry survey – beyond Covid-19

Air Traffic Management, in partnership with Frequentis, would like to invite you to take part in a short survey to understand the business priorities across the sector.

Deicers from Clariant: For a safe take-off on ice and snow

Learn about Clariant's special fluids that are used to deice planes and protect them from reicing before take-off

What happened when NASA deliberately crashed an airliner?

Nearly 40 years ago, a full-size jetliner was intentionally crashed into the desert by a team of scientists. Key.Aero reveals how and why it was done, and what lessons were learnt

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Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A selection of photos from the Key archive

Eielson’s second F-35A unit receives first two aircraft

The second of two combat-coded USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter squadrons at Eielson AFB, Alaska, has received its first two aircraft

L3Harris and Air Tractor launch Sky Warden ISR aircraft

L3Harris Technologies and Air Tractor have teamed up to produce the AT-802U Sky Warden, which they describe to be an affordable, production-ready aircraft designed for airborne ISR and other missions in extreme combat environments

Quiz: How well do you know your airline identifiers? - Part 2

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of airline identifiers. Both IATA code and ATC callsigns are included so make sure to let us know what score you get!

The incredible history of the Handley Page Hastings

One of the RAF’s most famous transport aircraft made its first flight 75 years ago today...

Germany approves funding for additional Heron 1 UAV in Mali

The German government has approved the release of funding to lease an additional Heron 1 UAV to aid UN operations in Mali, bringing the in-country total to four, as well as securing the use of a third ground control station

BREAKING: Countries for UK’s traffic light system confirmed

The transport secretary has revealed which countries holidaymakers can return from without having to quarantine, opening the door to summer trips and a potential rebound for the air travel industry