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Why Victorville is more than just an aircraft boneyard

Chris Sloan travels to California to learn why this quirky desert facility is far more than an aviation retirement home

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FAA halts FedEx DIRCM plans

The US FAA has halted FedEx Express' plans to protect its aircraft against heat-seaking missiles

Kazakhstan violence: how has aviation been impacted?

Key.Aero has the latest on the state of commercial aviation within the Central Asian country after all scheduled services were suspended earlier in the month.

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How do airport IATA codes work?

We all know what’s in a name, but codes attached to hubs and gateways worldwide can have more peculiar origins. Tom Batchelor demonstrates the method in IATA’s madness in the first of a fascinating new series

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eVTOL: Big in Japan

Long known as a lover of all things technical, Japan is the latest country to catch the attention of ambitious eV TOL developers, reports Tom Batchelor

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Embraer: An eye on the prize

AIR International dives deep into the world of ambitious Brazilian manufacturer Embraer

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Fit to fly: maintenance and long-term storage

From pickling to bird nests and insect invasions, the threats to incorrectly stored aircraft are legion. Paul Willis reports on return-to-service requirements

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Pakistan International’s helicopter routes article uncovered

A fascinating piece from the June 11, 1964 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ which reveals the operations of PIA’s S-61 helicopters

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AIR International February 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Twenty years of the Airbus A318

January 2022 marks two decades since the A318 – the smallest member of the Airbus A320 Family – took flight. However, unlike its single-aisle stablemates, the A318 remains the runt of the litter, says Thomas Lee

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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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