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Record Stansted Airport passenger numbers

London Stansted Airport registered its busiest-ever year in 2023/24, new figures show.

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NASA DC-8 retirement

NASA will shortly retire its DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory after 37 years of missions.

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First E-Jet Freighter flies

Embraer has flown the first E190F conversion from its São José dos Campos facility in Brazil.

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Boeing 737 MAX – One step forward, two steps back?

At the end of 2023, the Boeing 737 MAX appeared to have turned a corner, regaining the trust of airlines and passengers alike after two high-profile accidents. Then there was the Alaska Airlines incident in January 2024. In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News Mark Broadbent reports the latest developments

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Behind the scenes insights from RIAT’s Head of Air Ops

What can we expect from the next Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford? And what is involved in securing participation for the world’s largest military airshow? Mark Broadbent finds out in the March 2024 issue of Aviation News

Dawn of a new supersonic age?

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine called ‘21st Century Airliners’, Mark Broadbent examines the contenders and challenges of building new supersonic commercial aircraft

Afterlife

Mark Broadbent reports on the aircraft disassembly market and how the industry’s sustainability push might create opportunities and challenges in the future

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How the Airbus A220 ripped up the regional jet rule book

In the decade since its first flight, almost everything about the Bombardier C Series has changed. That is, apart from its impressive range and spacious cabin. Mark Broadbent reports on what is now the Airbus A220

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Can China's new COMAC C919 truly rival the A320 and 737?

China has succeeded in pressing into service an indigenously built jet airliner – the COMAC C919. Mark Broadbent details its design and development and ponders its prospects

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What does Flybe 2.0’s failure mean for the UK's regional airlines?

Mark Broadbent considers the impact of Flybe’s failure on Britain’s regional airlines and routes.