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The big aspirations of GlobalX

Less than a year after its launch, one US charter operator is eyeing exceptional expansion plans in a post-pandemic world. Chris Sloan reports

QUIZ: Where does Flight 001 go?

In the airline business, it doesn't get more important than Flight 001. Put your knowledge to the test and be prepared for a few surprises along the way!

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Aviation News April 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Learn how Gatwick innovates aircraft turnarounds

A new handheld digital platform called AirTurn is being used by ground handlers at London/Gatwick as part of an “innovative” solution to transform aircraft turnarounds.

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How have sanctions affected Russia’s airlines?

Western nations have hit Russia with swathes of sanctions in condemning the country's invasion of Ukraine, but how do these new penalties affect its airlines? Martin Needham reports

BREAKING: Sabre terminates Aeroflot distribution agreement

Aeroflot loses access from a vital piece of ticketing technology, putting its fledgling international operations under even greater pressure

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Analysis: European airlines get creative for Tokyo routes

With Russian airspace out of bounds until further notice, airlines across Europe have dusted off the atlas (and abacus) to establish if and how vital routes to northern and eastern parts of Asia can continue

BREAKING: Video confirms Antonov An-225 has been destroyed

A video circulating on social media reportedly confirms that the world’s only Antonov An-225 was in fact destroyed during fighting at Gostomel Airport near Kyiv in Ukraine.

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How Convair tried capturing the market with its CV880 and CV990

Post-war military jet production thrust Convair into the spotlight of speed stardom. Sadly, as Stephen Skinner reports, its civil aviation ambitions simply could not compete

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How the An-225 became the super-heavy air cargo king

From 2002 until its destruction during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the unique An-225 aircraft was in regular commercial use, offering oversize and super-heavy transportation capability like no other. Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev report

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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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