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20th birthday for easyJet’s Gatwick base

easyJet is celebrating a big birthday at London/Gatwick! On February 1, 2002, the airline launched its first based flight from the West Sussex gateway with Flight EZY813 holding the honours of being the maiden departure

Famous Vickers Vimy on the move

​​​​​​​The Vickers Vimy flown from Hounslow Heath to Darwin, Australia by Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith in 1919 is to be dismantled and removed from display at Adelaide Airport

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How the UAE has become a budget battleground

Budget airline rivalry is hotting up under the desert sun. Richard Schuurman asks three executives of key United Arab Emirates carriers just how far their low-cost sector can grow

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Air Arabia A320 hit approach light during wrong runway take-off

An Air Arabia Airbus A320 struck an approach light while taking off from the wrong runway at Sharjah International Airport, a report by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has found.

Why easyJet is smashing stereotypes to find 1,000 new pilots

In the latest signal that demand is returning to the commercial aviation sector, British low-cost carrier easyJet says it is actively looking to hire 1,000 new cadets

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Developing the Boeing 727

With the first commercial jet to smash the 1,000 - unit milestone about to celebrate 60 years since its initial roll-out, Sergio Goncalves explores the pioneering development that led to the Boeing trijet

How airlines’ Covid struggles are helping private jet operators

While the airline industry continues to be heavily impacted by Covid-19, private aviation appears to have been largely immune to the pandemic by comparison. Thomas Haynes spoke with Ian Moore, VistaJet’s chief commercial officer, to find out more

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Carriers unveil New York/JFK Terminal 8 plans

British Airways and American Airlines have detailed their soon-to-be joint operation from New York/John F Kennedy’s Terminal 8.

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How a 737 MAX landed on Antarctic ice

Just weeks after an Airbus A340 reached the frozen continent, European operator Smartwings has touched down with a Boeing 737 MAX - we find out how

QUIZ: Boeing customers and operators

While Airbus may have overtaken the US Airframer as the world's biggest airliner manufacturer, Boeing is still the first and last name in commercial aircraft production for many. But how well do you know the Chicago-based company's biggest spenders?

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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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