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EASA blacklists 21 Russian airlines

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has banned more than 20 airlines from flying in EU airspace

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BOC Aviation adds 80 A320neos

BOC Aviation has signed a firm order for 80 A320neo Family aircraft.

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The huge transformation of Los Angeles' LAX hub

Despite serving a city synonymous with beauty and glamour, LAX has been long been considered the ugly sister of the airport world. Tom Batchelor travels to California to learn how the Pacific hub is being transformed beyond recognition

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The tale of the 728JET: Fairchild Dornier’s big bet

Twenty years ago, Fairchild Dornier unveiled the 728JET – the first of four airliners in an innovative regional jet family that could have extinguished Embraer’s E-Jet hopes and killed off the C Series. It never happened, as Andreas Spaeth explains

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Recent notable UK planespotting highlights

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport

The ultimate Boeing 727 Quiz

Once a common sight at airports around the world, air-worthy Boeing 727s are now very rare indeed. Largely gone but not forgotten, we celebrate the pioneering jet in this special 727 quiz!

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The microlight revolution

Will 3-axis microlights take over from GA light aircraft as the sport aircraft of choice? Nick Spall took to the skies to find out what makes them special

Wizz Air begins flights from Cardiff

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has today launched its new base at Cardiff Airport with nine new routes using a single Airbus A321neo.

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Special Report: Why are UK airports in chaos right now?

After more than two years of subdued demand, airports across the United Kingdom are struggling to cope with a sharp spike in passenger numbers. A heady mix of factors has created a complicated cocktail of chaos for airport bosses, as Gordon Smith explains

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How Airbus is repurposing its fleet of BelugaSTs

With a new generation of aircraft in the pipeline, Airbus’ exclusive fleet of BelugaSTs are now available for hire, as Ian Harbison explains

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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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