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The Ultimate Defunct UK Commercial Airports Quiz

Welcome to this week’s Quiz, which looks at the UK’s forgotten commercial airports. The country is littered with abandoned airports and airfields, and while some remain as hubs for general aviation, many have disappeared altogether. Here are ten questions to test your knowledge of some of the most famous.

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When a US airline flew Concorde on domestic services

With Texan swagger for bigger, better, brighter and bolder, going supersonic was in Braniff International’s DNA. In a special Key Publishing magazine on Concorde, Charles Kennedy delved behind the scenes of an unusual Concorde co-operation.

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CAA Concorde test pilot – airline ops, test flights and flypasts

As the CAA’s Chief Test Pilot Captain Jock Reid flew Concorde once a month with British Airways and was also called upon to fly some unusual flights on the supersonic airliner.  In the September 2011 issue of Aviation News.

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Brooklands Concorde simulator – What’s it like to fly Concorde

Brooklands Museum hosts the only functional Concorde flight simulator in the world. Richard Benedikz was invited to experience the simulator first-hand to find out exactly how realistic it is and reported back his experience in the December 2009 issue of Airliner World

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Concorde – how the supersonic airliner was tested and certified

Considered by many to be as demanding as the US space programme, Stephen Skinner chronicled the testing and certification of Concorde in a special Key Publishing magazine on the legendary aircraft. It was a colossal challenge taking almost seven years and more than 5,000 flying hours – twice that of the Airbus A380.

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Air France Concordes – from triumph to tragedy

In the May 2015 issue of Aviation News, Stephen Skinner traced the highs and lows of Air France’s Concorde operations.

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Thailand's crazy airliner conversions: an illustrated tour

Thailand is home to a wide array of retired aircraft, many of them lovingly restored to serve as tourist attractions. We join Dirk Grothe on an extended road trip from Bangkok to Pattaya and U-Tapao to take a closer look at these colourful classics

Emirates to boost Sydney Airbus A380 flights

Emirates will be upgrading its services between Dubai and Sydney to an all-A380 operation from the beginning of November 2023.

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Aeroflot Group signs HUGE aircraft lease agreement

The Aeroflot Group has signed a financial agreement with Aviakapital-Servis, a subsidiary of Russian aviation company Rostec, for the lease of 52 aircraft.

CONFIRMED: Ural Airlines to attempt A320 take-off from field

Ural Airlines has confirmed that it will attempt to fly its Airbus A320 out of the field it became stranded in following an emergency off-airport landing on September 12.

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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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