Commercial Aviation

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Inside New Orleans International Airport's former terminal

New Orleans may have shuttered the terminal that connected it to the world for six decades, but the old Louis Armstrong International is still standing. Chris Sloan pays a final nostalgic visit to the gateway

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When President Biden came to Heathrow

Ady Dolan, air traffic controller at London/Heathrow shares his experience of preparing for a very special visitor

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Welcome to Miami!

Chris Sloan joins the celebrations as Emirates operates its first scheduled passenger flight into the Florida gateway

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New times, new designs

Terminal architecture has the power to make or break the passenger experience. Leading architects tell Tara Craig how the pandemic has affected their plans for the next generation of terminals

Gatwick reveals Northern Runway plans

Bringing its existing Northern Runway into routine use will create more than 18,000 jobs and secure the airport’s future, says the London hub

Ravn Alaska is back in business: here’s how

In November 2020, eight months after entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Ravn Alaska took to the skies again. CEO Rob McKinney spoke to Paul E Eden about the airline’s remarkable recovery and ambitious plans

“I thought it was a glitch”: A330 captain recounts Atlantic dual engine failure

In an exclusive interview with Key.Aero, the commander of Air Transat Flight 236 recounts the incredible story of his dual engine failure over the Atlantic Ocean and 75-mile-long glide to a successful landing in the Azores

3D printing: increasingly key to aviation

Additive layer manufacturing or 3D printing is now widely used in aerospace – even making the journey to another planet. Mark Broadbent reports

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Airliner storage sitrep

In part four of our Global Airline Report, we examine the situation relating to airliner storage

Leonardo boosts US offering with new academy

Italian aerospace giant Leonardo has embarked on a major expansion of its presence in the US with a vast new Helicopter Training Academy. Tom Batchelor looks at what’s on offer and the benefits it will bring

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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