Commercial Aviation

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Mach-maker extraordinaire

Concorde courses through Katie John’s mind in words, images and memories in her six-decade history of the ”beautiful white bird” of supersonic flight

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SIA A350 took off without clearance causing conflict at Barcelona

The widebody came within 2.8nm of an A320 which was landing on a crossing runway

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How is aviation seeking to clean up?

Aviation will come under scrutiny during the upcoming COP26 climate summit, but will the meeting carry any weight? How is aviation seeking to clean up? Mark Broadbent reports

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EasyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz Air

The offer was disclosed as the carrier looks to raise £1.2 billion in a rights issue to bounce back from the pandemic

The seagull-inspired drone

Tom Batchelor looks at a top-secret drone inspired by Cornwall’s seagulls

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After BA retirements there are now just TWO British Boeing 747s

The pair of jumbos are the last remaining examples on the UK register after the flag carrier retired its fleet last year

How Air Astana returned to profit in the pandemic

Kazakhstan’s flag carrier flew back into the black in the first half of this year. Key.Aero spoke to Peter Foster, the airline’s president and CEO, to find out how this was possible

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Stretching out: The Douglas DC-9 story

Struggling to sell Sud Caravelles prompted Douglas to go it alone and build its own short-haul jet. While the result came up short against the Boeing 737, it sparked years of development that saw Douglas, and its aircraft, grow in size, as Stephen Skinner reveals

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Boeings, Boeings...Gone

Having survived corporate indecision, neglect and even terrorist attacks, the last two Boeing 707-400s were scrapped within weeks of each other. Andreas Spaeth takes us on a nostalgic journey through their pasts and reveals where you can get a piece of history

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Aviation's start-up supremos - Part 2

In the concluding half of a special report, Tom Batchelor highlights some of the new airlines to watch across global markets this year

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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