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West Atlantic ATP swerved off runway after bungled crosswind landing

In strong gusty winds, the crew failed to apply the correct flying technique resulting in a runway excursion

Lufthansa Group reveals future fleet strategy

As it reports a near €7 billion loss for 2020, the airline group shares its plan for simplifying and modernising its roster

Qantas launches ‘mystery flights’ to combat ‘border blues’

As the country’s vaccine rollout continues at pace, the airline is offering a trio of exclusive travel experiences in the meantime

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The teenager behind UA328 pictures tells his story

Last month, photos taken by 17-year-old plane spotter Hayden Smith of a United Airlines Boeing 777 went global. Key.Aero spoke with him about his newfound fame, what he saw and how he captured the perfect pictures.

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Scotland the brave: Loganair CEO interview

Since Flybe’s collapse, Loganair is now officially the UK’s largest regional carrier. Thomas Haynes spoke to Jonathan Hinkles, the airline’s chief executive, to find out how the firm hopes to buck the trends created by those that have come before

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Air safety: Captain ‘ignored landing gear warnings’

A Kalitta Charters II Boeing 727-200(F) landed at Tuscaloosa National Airport with its nose gear retracted after its captain continued with his approach despite automated alerts, the US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has found.

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Rex joins the jet age

Chris Frame caught up with John Sharp, Rex’s deputy chairman, to learn more about the Australian regional carrier’s jet-setting plans

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Xian MA60: Modern Ark, classic design

Improving on the tried, tested and trusted doesn’t come without trials and tribulations, as many well-known brands have discovered (New Coke, anyone?). With that in mind, Daniel Johnston travels to Laos to sample Xian’s take on a Soviet stalwart

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Airliner World April 2021: Preservation news

Germany’s last two Boeing 707s – the only 707-400s still in existence – are facing an uncertain future as their resident airports have either closed or are unwilling to continue funding maintenance of the jets.

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Outback and out of service: Alice Springs from the air

Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage in Alice Springs is enjoying its moment in the sun. Opened in 2011, it was the region's first purpose-built airliner parking and recycling facility and aims to offer a more cost-effective storage solution than far-away alternatives. Seth Jaworski viewed the fascinating facility from the air...

The Latest Commercial Aviation News All in One Place

Commercial aviation covers a broad range of topics from airlines to airports and manufacturers to operators. This page has everything you need to stay on top of all the latest news from the industry. Whether you’re looking for engineering and manufacturing updates from the likes of Boeing and Airbus or want to see all the latest technological innovations in commercial flight, you’re in the right place. From small private jets from Honda through to 400+ seater commercial long-haul airliners like the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X, we’ll cover all the latest news and updates for you. We’ve also split this section out into smaller sections to help you find articles relevant to you. Take a look at our categories below to find what you’re looking for,

Commercial Aviation News

Be the first to read about all the latest commercial aviation news including mergers and acquisitions, as well as new international routes and airlines updating their fleets. Looking for the latest stories on industry giants including Boeing, Airbus and Gulfstream? Then you’re in the right place.

Airport News

For all the latest news on how international and domestic airports around the world are dealing with environmental challenges, changes in traveller habits and passenger volume increases, take a look at our Airport News section

Airport Technology

Take a closer look at how technology is driving change and innovation at airports from the logistics of passenger flow through terminal buildings to safety checks. As an industry spanning the globe, aviation technology moves quickly, with airports often testing and adopting new systems regularly to meet local and international legislations surrounding environmental and security challenges. We have everything you need all in one place.

Aviation Engineering

Read all of our articles on aviation engineering, from the latest Rolls Royce commercial jet engines to new models of aircraft and engineering projects at international airports around the world. From civil and commercial airliners through to military fighter jets, the aviation industry covers a range of technological challenges being overcome with impressive engineering feats.

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