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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
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
Virgin Atlantic jumbos have graced the skies for more than 35 years, but the pandemic has brought their career to a premature end. In December 2020, the airline threw a retirement party for its last Boeing 747. Paul Norton raised a glass on behalf of Airliner World
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!
The Rostec State Corporation has confirmed that Russia has started to develop the successor to its Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor fleet under the Prospective Air Complex for Long-Range Interception (PAK DP) programme
In the latest development update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Asobo Studio revealed World Update 3: UK is complete and is in the final test phase with a planned release date of February 11.
We examine AERALIS, a UK-based start-up that seeks to revolutionise fixed-wing training across the world’s military air arms through its family of low-cost, next-generation customisable jet trainers
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
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal from the Indian Air Force regarding the acquisition of at least 70 HTT-40s to fulfil the air arm’s basic trainer requirements
The operator ended a four-year hiatus and aims to capture both leisure and business traffic
The carrier’s operating profit fell by only 17% while gross sales reduced by more than 40%
Bell Boeing has received a US$81m contract to design and install nacelle modification kits and conversion area harnesses on US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fleet of CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft
Following the USAF's decision to remain at RAF Mildenhall for the foreseeable future, we examine what lies in store for the British base going forward
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