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China Eastern Boeing 737 crash: The facts so far (UPDATED)

A Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines has crashed into a hillside in southern China. With details still emerging on this serious accident, Key Aero’s team of aviation experts has pulled together the latest facts as they currently stand

CONFIRMED: China Eastern Boeing 737 has crashed

Chinese state media has confirmed that a Boeing 737-800 has crashed in Teng County in the country’s southern Guangxi region. Official reports say the passenger aircraft was carrying 132 people

QUIZ: Aer Lingus St Patrick's Day Special!

Will the luck of the Irish be with you for this special Aer Lingus themed quiz?

“I was lucky”: BA pilot on becoming the world’s most experienced 747 captain

Joining British Airways in 1987, Nick Eades went on to fly the jumbo continuously for the next 34 years, becoming the world’s most experienced pilot in terms of time-served and hours flown on the type. Thomas Haynes sits down with him to learn more about his record-breaking career

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Malaysia Airlines A330 took off with pitot covers attached

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 took off from Brisbane Airport with covers still attached to all three of its airspeed sensors, a report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.

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Finnair is issuing diplomas for flying over the North Pole!

Finnair passengers onboard re-routed flights from Helsinki to Japan and South Korea are to receive a very special souvenir to mark the occasion - Key Aero has the story

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Bleak future for 400 leased airliners “potentially lost” to Russia

International lessors could stand to lose more than 400 commercial aircraft to Russia after sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine have made recovering their assets near impossible.

Ukraine crisis: SkyUp appeals for airlines to fly its Boeing 737s

Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp has launched a unique appeal to fellow airlines to wet lease its all-Boeing 737 fleet in economic solidarity as war in Europe enters its fourth week.

Airbus cadet pilots bound for Volotea

Angoulême, in southwest France, is the location of a recently inaugurated campus for Airbus Flight Academy Europe (AFAE) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus.

'New' Flybe confirms second base airport and on-sale dates

Key Aero has received two significant nuggets of information from the 'new' Flybe today. The first concerns the location of its second base airport. The other is confirmation on when exactly tickets will go on sale!

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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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