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Where are all the Concordes now?

It’s been nearly 17 years since the supersonic airliner last flew and with only 20 ever being built, where did they all go? Key.Aero finds out…

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The mobster’s son who became an American hero

When one man made a vow to restore his family name, he would succeed at any cost. Even if it meant being outnumbered by eight Japanese bombers…

Which airlines still fly the Boeing 747?

With numbers of the iconic jumbo reducing, it’s hard to keep track of who still operates them. Key.Aero analyses the figures to find out which carriers will still take you on a 747…

Elizabeth Coleman Feature Premium

The young black woman who changed aviation

Nearly 100 years ago, an ambitious African American woman from Chicago headed to France to become a pilot. She ended up being a trailblazer for her race and gender

What is the largest airline in the world?

What is the largest airline in the world? The answer, of course, is not as simple as it may seem because it depends on how you measure it. Here are the rankings, broken down by different criteria

Is now the best time to start an airline?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of damage to the commercial aviation industry. But with a new airline on the horizon in Hong Kong, is this actually the shrewdest time to enter the sector?

82 Years of the Spitfire at Duxford

On August 4, 1938, the operational history of the Spitfire began with Duxford’s No. 19 Squadron

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Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

James Howard Feature Premium

The ‘One Man Air Force’ who took on 30 Nazis… and won

How a P-51 Mustang pilot single-handedly saved a formation of B-17s – and got a Medal of Honour in the process