Commercial Aviation

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Inside the world’s most mysterious hijacking

It’s been 48 years since a man commandeered a Boeing 727 only to jump out of it mid-flight after his ransom demands were met… and he still hasn’t been identified. Key.Aero recounts the puzzling events of Thanksgiving, 1971

New job for Willie Walsh revealed

Since leaving the airline group in September many have speculated what his next role will be

UK government launches testing for international arrivals

Following months of repeated pleas by the travel industry, the UK government has revealed a plan to reduce the length of travellers’ mandatory quarantine in England

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How British Airways got its latest livery

The airline boasts one of the most identifiable paint schemes, but how did it come about? Key.Aero recounts the history of the flag carrier’s colours

Southern Air 777F suffers stall alert on JFK departure

Shortly after take-off, the heavily loaded widebody experienced a low-speed incident on climb out

BA is now selling 747 cabin items and tableware

For the first time, the Heathrow-based airline is allowing customers the opportunity to purchase its premium selection of onboard items including, crockery, tableware and trolleys

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines? - Part 2

This week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these small cropped livery segments? Let us know what score you get!

Southwest reveals 737 MAX return plans

Following the decision by the FAA to un-ground the jet, the American low-cost carrier set out its approach to getting the type back in the sky

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The only airline in North Korea

Dubbed the “worst airline” in the world, Air Koryo’s reputation as the North Korean flag carrier is formidable just by its association with the country. Key.Aero recounts the history of this very unique operator

Why Wizz Air A321 aborted take-off at V1

An AAIB report finds that pitot probes had become blocked by something the size of a grain of rice…

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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