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Heathrow told to reduce passenger charges by CAA

The war of words between the UK’s air regulator and the operator of Heathrow has intensified today as it told the airport it would recommend a cut to its passenger charges.

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The complete story of the Vickers VC10

Gerry Sweet takes a nostalgic look at the Vickers VC10, the last long-haul airliner built solely by the British aircraft industry, as the type celebrates the 60th anniversary of its maiden flight.

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What next for Europe's airlines?

Confidence in the summer travel season set against worries by rising fuel prices – Europe’s airlines face a complex environment, finds Mark Broadbent

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CROYDON: why Heathrow and Gatwick eclipsed London’s ‘first’ hub airport 

In the shadow of its pre-war glory days, Croydon Airport latterly became a victim of air transport’s insatiable hunger for expansion that would herald its eventual decline. In the last of our six-part series spotlight on the history of London’s first true airport leads us to the sole remaining aircraft today

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Urban Air Mobility: key players, technology and challenges

Urban Air Mobility is one of the most rapidly developing segments in aviation. Mark Broadbent look at who’s doing what, the technology involved and the challenges confronting the fledgling sector

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Why is Ireland the world's aircraft leasing capital?

More than 60% of the world’s leased aircraft are managed by Irish companies. Why is this and what does the future of the industry look like? Tom Batchelor reports

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Exclusive Norse first-flight review: Oslo to JFK

Key Aero was just one of only two English-language media outlets onboard the inaugural flight from Oslo to New York/JFK!

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Future fuels: Aircraft engine makers' efforts to adopt greener fuels

Sustainability needs to be more than just a buzz word. Tom Batchelor looks at how engine makers innovating with the use of clean fuels

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Jetstar Asia A320 took off from unlit runway at night

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 performed a take-off in darkness from an unlit runway at Singapore/Changi Airport, a report by the country’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) has found.

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The complex process of converting passenger airliners to freighters

More airliners are starting second lives as freighters in response to increased demand for cargo aircraft. What aircraft are being repurposed and who is converting them? Mark Broadbent reports