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From the Cockpit: Onboard the Widerøe Embraer E2

Widerøe was the global launch operator of the Embraer E2 in 2018. Andreas Spaeth takes the jump seat on a flight crossing the Arctic Circle to find out how the jet has settled in at the Norwegian carrier.

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Aviation News December 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Fledging Flyr: A unique low-cost carrier

Tom Batchelor meets Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of new Norwegian carrier Flyr, to learn more about taking a different approach to running a low-cost airline.

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ONBOARD REPORT: Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neo flight review

There was plenty of fanfare to accompany Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330neo launch to Tampa on November 2. Airliner World editor Craig West sends us this special report from 35,000ft above the Atlantic, enroute to the Sunshine State.

Ryanair reveals THREE new routes from Newquay

The Cornish gateway is set for a budget boost next year – and comes as Cornwall Airport Newquay sees its wider route network continue to expand. Find out more details here on Key.Aero…

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STARLUX receives its first Airbus A350

Thanks to the move, the Taiwanese airline has now introduced a second widebody type to its growing all-Airbus fleet – read more here on Key.Aero…

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What's the current state of commercial aircraft leasing?

Helping us with the number crunching this month is Rob Morris, global head of consultancy at Ascend by Cirium.

airBaltic begins scheduled flights to Africa

This morning (October 31), the Riga-based carrier added both a new destination and continent to its scheduled route map. Find out where on Key.Aero…

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Recent 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.

QUIZ: Can you guess the aeroplane?

This week we’re asking you to correctly guess the aeroplane type, with only a short clue to help you identify the aircraft. From vintage classics to current-day jetliners, this quiz is guaranteed to put your aviation knowledge to the test. Good luck!

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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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