Commercial Aviation News

The latest commercial aviation news and analysis about new airlines and airliners entering service, new routes being opened up by the world’s many carriers, their cabin offerings, and many other topics can be found here. From the future of one long-haul aircraft type to the retirement of another, the mix of airliners that the airlines operate is changing.

Airlines continue to grow in number in Asia while Europe sees operators fold in their challenging mature market but new routes between the two continents continue to be opened. Alliances between airlines shift and mergers have seen fewer airlines in North America while carriers in the Far East have proliferated. Despite China’s dominance in manufacturing and a strong export sector, air freight has stagnated on long-haul routes while internet shopping boosts the industry’s short-haul profitability.

Airlines are constantly having to adopt new technologies and tactics to deal with increasing volumes of passengers, security threats and environmental challenges. More and more biofuels are being approved for use and airlines in recent years have used them for revenue earning flights, while also investing in the most efficient engines.

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Want to own part of an A380?

Airbus is selling off parts of its famous A380 double-decker airliner with an auction in Toulouse between October 13 and 15.

BREAKING: Doncaster Sheffield Airport to close permanently

The long-term future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) looks bleak after its owner confirmed the site is to close. The Peel Group said “no tangible proposals” had been received from potential suitors for the South Yorkshire Airport leaving it with no viable alternative.

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Transatlantic boost for Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is set for more USA links as Delta Air Lines revealed wider plans of its transatlantic programme for next summer. Read more on Key.Aero to find out…

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Aeroflot poised for major overhaul

The Russian flag carrier is responding to international sanctions with a significant aircraft order and plans to rehash its network.

SunExpress heads for Newcastle

The Turkish leisure carrier has revealed plans for a new seasonal route to the North East.

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Akasa Air plans Indian capital debut

As the fledgling carrier continues to grow, new additions to its routemap are scheduled from next month. Find out all on Key.Aero…

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American Airlines unveils suite new offering

The US major has shared previews of new-look cabins for its long-haul fleets.

Air Canada and SAS are feeling the love with Heart Aerospace

New Swedish electric-hybrid aircraft programme gathers pace with further airline support. Find out more on Key.Aero.

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Airbus A350 arrives with Azul

The widebody touched down into Brazil recently and forms part of the airline’s wider fleet modernisation. Read more on Key.Aero…

PLAY initiates its biggest recruitment drive

The Icelandic low-cost carrier is hiring as part of its growth trajectory ahead of summer 2023.

Global Corporate and Business Aviation News

On this page you will find the latest news on airlines expanding their fleets and changes in aircraft types, covering a wide range of commercial airlines, countries and regions, whether it’s the growing regions of Asia and Africa or the more mature markets of Europe and North America.

Airlines are also examining new technologies and greater fuel efficiencies on the ground with electric power for taxiing. When passengers board the aircraft they have their faces recognised by a computer instead of airline staff checking boarding passes. Security threats were once hijacking terrorists, but now conflict zones’ airspaces are to be avoided and virus carrying passengers pose a problem for crew and customers alike.

Airlines across the planet are expanding their fleets and sometimes ordering as many aircraft as they have in service or even up to two to three times more. The aim of many airlines is to have the youngest fleet with the most efficient engines, and that may see a mix of orders and leasing. Aircraft development is seeing more truly international collaboration, from Airbus absorbing the Bombardier C series to Boeing and its joint venture with Brazil’s Embraer. Markets are seeing strategic manoeuvres by major players.

In business aviation, the corporate jet market aimed at the time constrained executive is being teased with supersonic jets that could enter service in the 2020s. This market is also seeing onboard technical improvements so aircraft can be tracked anywhere over land and oceans. The larger the corporate jet, the more valuable the asset to be tracked and secure. Another trend in the market has been more demand for larger business aircraft and that is set to continue well into this decade. These larger aircraft are also adopting new features aimed at passenger wellbeing with lower altitude cabin air pressures and lighting that compliments the body’s natural circadian rhythms.

Keep on top of the latest news from the rest of the aviation industry including airport news, new airport technology and trends and aviation engineering.

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