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How to pay for your shopping with a 747

Delta Air Lines has made it easy for you to squeeze the Queen of the Skies into your wallet

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CROYDON: why Heathrow and Gatwick eclipsed London’s ‘first’ hub airport 

In the shadow of its pre-war glory days, Croydon Airport latterly became a victim of air transport’s insatiable hunger for expansion that would herald its eventual decline. In the last of our six-part series spotlight on the history of London’s first true airport leads us to the sole remaining aircraft today

QUIZ: UK holiday airlines

It's been a warm one in the UK this week, and we're desperate to break out the birkenstocks and board the next Britannia Boeing to swap beer garden for Benidorm... But before you can start boarding, we need to check you know your Caledonians from your Cal Airs

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Urban Air Mobility: key players, technology and challenges

Urban Air Mobility is one of the most rapidly developing segments in aviation. Mark Broadbent look at who’s doing what, the technology involved and the challenges confronting the fledgling sector

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Why is Ireland the world's aircraft leasing capital?

More than 60% of the world’s leased aircraft are managed by Irish companies. Why is this and what does the future of the industry look like? Tom Batchelor reports

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Airbus A321XLR: All you need to know

The long-legged, pond-crossing, single-aisle 757 heir apparent has made its first flight.  Here’s the big questions answered.

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Large regional airline in reservation agreement for Airlander 10 airship

With an aircraft reservation agreement for UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) Airlander 10, the pioneering type is set for initial operations across Spain in the years to come.

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Exclusive Norse first-flight review: Oslo to JFK

Key Aero was just one of only two English-language media outlets onboard the inaugural flight from Oslo to New York/JFK!

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Future fuels: Aircraft engine makers' efforts to adopt greener fuels

Sustainability needs to be more than just a buzz word. Tom Batchelor looks at how engine makers innovating with the use of clean fuels

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Jetstar Asia A320 took off from unlit runway at night

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 performed a take-off in darkness from an unlit runway at Singapore/Changi Airport, a report by the country’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) has found.

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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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