Commercial Aviation

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Brave Blue World

JetBlue celebrated its 20th year by unwrapping a late Christmas present – the first of 70 Airbus A220-300s. Chris Sloan headed to the Big Apple to see the ‘Baby Bus’

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Return to business - American Airlines 737 MAX service re-entry

Almost two years since the FAA’s grounding order, the MAX is back in revenue service. Chris Sloan was on board the first US flight with fare-paying passengers since 2019

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Vaccines: A shot in the arm for airlines?

As octogenarians across the UK were issued their first helping of a COVID-19 vaccine, logistical efforts were already well underway for a mass rollout, as Tom Batchelor explains in the second half of his special report

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The Evolution of JFK's Terminal 7

The first terminal to be built and operated by a foreign airline on US soil will close next year prior to demolition. Mark Blacklock recaps the twists and turns in the curious history of JFK’s Terminal 7

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Riding the storm - Southwest Airlines CCO interview

Chris Sloan chats with the chief commercial officer at Southwest Airlines, Andrew Watterson, to find out how the Dallas-based carrier is mitigating the effects of the gravest crisis in aviation history

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Fighting for change: African optimism

The African aviation industry still falls far behind in terms of female pilots, airport infrastructure and regional air connectivity in comparison to other parts of the world. Wilbur Sargunaraj talks to a trio of pilots from the continent to discuss their route to the flight deck, how they are inspiring others, highlighting prevalent issues, their hopes and what it means to be African

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Metamorphosis from Skymaster to Carvair

Unfazed by the financial folly of his first foray into aircraft manufacturing, Sir Freddie Laker’s bath-time brainwave to buy up Berlin Blockade brutes for cross-Channel car-carrying conversions came good, as Stephen Skinner explains

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Readers at the ’row - Heathrow 75 picture spread

To celebrate London Heathrow’s 75th anniversary, we asked you – the Airliner World readership – to submit your pictures of the UK’s biggest airport. You heeded the call...

Quiz: How well do you know your special airline paint schemes?

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on the wonderful and sometimes weird world of special schemes. Can you identify these eye-catching paint jobs? Let us know what score you get!

How airlines are using frequent flyer miles to borrow money

Airlines have scrambled to secure capital to continue operating since the beginning of the pandemic. One unique way they did this was using their frequent flyer programmes. Key.Aero speaks with Bijan Vasigh, a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, to find out how and why it works

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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