Commercial Aviation

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How many airlines did we gain and lose in 2020?

In part two of our special Global Airline Report 2021, we analyse the data to find out how many airlines were set up and how many departed last year

Drone X Challenge winners share the secrets of their success

The Drone X Challenge is pushing the frontiers of UAV technology. Tom Batchelor spoke to the teams that shared this year’s US$1m prize

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80 minutes that changed aviation

Twenty years ago civilian aircraft became weapons of terror. It was unprecedented. Aviation News examines the ongoing effects of 9/11 and looks back at those fateful flights

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‘Landor scope and glory’

Former British Airways Boeing 747 G-BNLY welcomed passengers on board again during its debut Landor Experience Day. Aviation News editor Jamie Ewan was there

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Back in business!

Planes, people and projects came alive as The Aviation Society’s Memorabilia Fair made a triumphant return beneath the wings of Concorde. Carol Randall reports

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How has the global airliner fleet changed in the last three years?

With the onset of COVID-19 across worldwide markets during the first half of last year, we analyse the trends of the global fleet before the pandemic (2019), its spread worldwide (2020) and what we hope is the road to recovery (2021).

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Where are Afghanistan’s 14 commercial airliners?

Key.Aero charts where the country’s collection of airliners is currently positioned following the Taliban’s takeover

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Space tourism: for the masses or just the super-rich?

Space tourism is all the rage among the billionaire set, but is this something that mere mortals can aspire to? Tara Craig talks to commercial spaceflight expert Dr Maharaj Vijay Reddy

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Airports of the World Issue 97 - September-October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Turmoil at Kabul airport as ‘last commercial flight’ departs

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 finally leaves after five hours on the ground but all airlines have now suspended operations

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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