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60 years of the Aviation Traders Carvair

It’s been six decades since the ATL-98 Carvair took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero recounts the type’s history and reveals which airlines flew the unique propliner

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How did the Soviet’s first jetliner compare to the Comet?

The Tupolev Tu-104 was the USSR’s first jet-powered airliner. But how did it stack up against its western competition? Key.Aero reviews the history of the type and compares its capabilities to the Comet

Quiz: How well do you know your Soviet and Russian airliners?

Can you identify these Russian and Soviet-built airliners? Let us know what score you get!

BA 787 damaged in nose gear incident on stand at Heathrow

Images of the damaged Dreamliner began surfacing online earlier today

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer in Ryanair vs government case reveals details

Tony Payne tells Key.Aero that claim will be settled on June 24 – and explains what Ryanair’s involvement really is

CONFIRMED: Ryanair and MAG to sue government

The UK's biggest airport operator and Europe's largest low-cost carrier have launched legal action against the government over the 'traffic light' travel rules

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Could this electric ‘sea-glider’ spell the end of the ferry?

Brittany Ferries unveils radical new aircraft which would make crossing the channel six times faster than a boat

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Analysis: The Stobart Air story and how it collapsed

Known most in recent years for operating Aer Lingus Regional flights, Stobart Air collapsed over the weekend leaving passengers stranded and almost 500 jobs at risk. Key.Aero details the story of the little known 50-year-old carrier and examines how it got to this position

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Airports of the World Issue 96 - July-August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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The ultimate guide to airport hotel plane spotting

For most guests, a hotel is a place for rest and relaxation. But for many aviation enthusiasts, it’s the promise of a glimpse of airline traffic at some of the world’s busiest airports that leaves them eager to book a room. Tom Batchelor finds out more

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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