Commercial Aviation

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Virgin Galactic Feature Premium

The airliner that could do London to Tokyo in under three hours

Virgin Galactic has unveiled a design for a supersonic airliner that makes Concorde seem slow – and could revolutionise commercial air travel.

An-225 Feature Premium

The Giant of the Skies: Antonov AN-225

The heaviest aircraft ever built landed in the UK over the weekend. With six engines, 32 wheels and a wingspan of 88 metres, the Antonov An-225 Mriya draws a crowd wherever it goes…

Quiz: Can you identify these commercial aircraft?

This week's commercial aviation quiz focuses on identifying aircraft based on small cropped segments. Have a go and let us know what score you got!

Janet Airlines Feature Premium

The World’s Most Unsecretive Secret Airline

If you’ve heard of Janet Airlines, the US Government probably won’t be very pleased. Thomas Haynes lifts the lid on a ‘mysterious’ carrier that is about as under-the-radar as Donald Trump

Flightradar24 Feature Premium

Sky Art: When Pilots Paint Using Their Aircraft as The Brush

Pilots have been painting in the sky ever since someone put smoke behind an aircraft, but with the advent of flight tracking technology, the painting has now become even more impressive…

Spain Loses 60 Flights from UK in 24 Hours

Addition of the country onto UK Government's quarantine list has immediate impact on aviation sector

London City Airport Feature Premium

How Long Are All the UK’s Runways Combined?

Have you ever wondered what the combined length of all the UK’s commercial airports runways is? We have. That’s why we dug out the calculator and did the maths. And the answer is: very long…

Boeing Confirms End to 747 Production and Delays 777X to 2022

American aerospace giant Boeing will end the production of the iconic 747 – as part of a series of changes its making as losses continue to mount due, in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The future of commercial flight (at an altitude of 317,000ft)

Watch incredible footage inside the cabin of Virgin Galactic, where passengers can literally watch the world go by... at 2,485mph

Airline Fares Feature Premium

Here’s Where Your Money Goes When You Book a Flight

Fuel, crew, airport charges and even aircraft maintenance: here’s the breakdown of your airline ticket.

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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