Commercial Aviation

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You won't believe what the Dreamliner could’ve been called

The Boeing 787 has been in commercial service for nearly a decade now, but where did its name come from and what else could it have been called?

Airliner World: MRO Transatlantic 2020 – Special Supplement

This year has proved to be a turbulent one for many in the aviation sector. Amid the uncertainty, we are delighted to be able to present to you a special supplement for a very special event.

CONFIRMED: Negus BA 747 to be preserved at Kemble

A second jumbo operated by the Heathrow-based carrier is saved from the scrapheap

Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz - Part 2

Back by popular demand - here's this week's Commercial Aviation-themed general knowledge quiz! How much of an #avgeek are you?

The 16 airlines that cancelled Concorde orders

Famously, only two airlines ever operated the supersonic airliner. But as Key.Aero details, 16 other carriers made non-binding agreements and eventually backed out

Airbus delivers first US-built A220

The airframer handed over the A220 to Delta Air Lines just under two years after it broke ground on the Alabama facility

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Which airlines fly the most aircraft types?

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces airlines to streamline their fleets, Key.Aero examines which carriers’ rosters boast the largest number of types

REVEALED: BA 747 saved from the scrapheap

As British Airways completes the retirement process for its Boeing 747 fleet, the flag carrier has today unveiled the future job of one of its jumbos

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Charting the oil boom years

Charles Woodley shares an exciting timeline of aeronautical developments...

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MANSTON: A fresh start

Can the new owners of Manston Airport succeed where others have failed?...

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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