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BOAC’s turbulent first years flying the Boeing 747

In a 2021 special publication on the Boeing 747 Bob O’Brien detailed how as British Overseas Airways Corporation was one of the early operators of the revolutionary Boeing 747 and with its introduction came some design innovations

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Flying 747 Hajj flights from Baghdad: Inside the cockpit

In the March 2011 issue of Airliner World pilot Alan Carter reported from the flightdeck of a Boeing 747-400 taking pilgrims from countries around the world to the holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

airBaltic records MAJOR milestone with its Airbus A220s

The carrier has confirmed an important milestone was reached with its fleet of Airbus A220-300s. Find out exactly what this was right here…

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ACCIDENT REPORT: Cause of British Airways 787 gear collapse confirmed

Authorities have concluded a major investigation into the events which resulted in the nose of a British Airways Boeing 787 hitting the ground. The Dreamliner, G-ZBJB (c/n 38610) was parked on Stand 583 at London/Heathrow when the incident took place on June 18, 2021.

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Cyprus Airways confirms new flights to TWO major European capitals

The Cypriot airline has revealed both routes are planned to start from next month. Find out which cities right now…

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Pan Am’s pioneering Boeing 747SP flights

Pan Am pioneered ultra long-range flights with the Boeing 747SP.  In the November 2017 issue of Aviation News Bob O’Brien described how this famous airline made use of this specialised jumbo.

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The mammoth task of keeping Boeing 747s flying

In a 2021 special publication on the Boeing 747, Ian Goold describes how when the airliner was introduced into service, the aviation industry had to define new methods to maintain this giant

More Boeing 777s inbound to Emirates

It’s been revealed today (November 8) that the Dubai-based carrier is set to acquire even more Boeing 777s in the coming years. Find out the exact details here…

Some of the most stunning special liveries to grace the jumbo

Although the Boeing 747 is best remembered in the iconic, but largely corporate liveries of Lufthansa, Pan Am, or British Airways, the Queen of the Skies has also enjoyed some quirkier paint schemes. Here we highlight some of our favourites from around the world...

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Boeing 747 freighters: your complete guide

Freighters have been an important part of the success story of the Boeing 747. In the November 2017 issue of Aviation News David Wills examined the variants and conversions that have taken to the skies

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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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