Commercial Aviation News

The latest 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.

Virgin A350 Enters Service

CIVIL NEWS Virgin Atlantic’s first A350-1000, G-VLUX,...

FlyBosnia Launches London Service

Bosnian start-up airline FlyBosnia made its inaugural flight...

H145 Reaches New Heights

An Airbus H145 has set down on the summit of Aconcagua, the highest...

Gulf Air Retro 787

Boeing 787, A9C-FG, has been painted in a retro scheme to mark...

Junkers Comes Together in Sweden

Junkers W 34, SE-BYA, is now on display at Arlanda. Jan Forsgren...

Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N93012 Nine-O-Nine belonging to...

Wizz Adds Southend Services

London Southend Airport is soon to be connected to several new...

Police Drop Gatwick Drone Investigation

Sussex Police has closed its investigation into the sightings...

Fiji’s First A350

Fiji Airways’ first A350 is towed from the paint shop to have...

Titan to Add Maiden Airbus A330

Titan Airways is set to introduce an Airbus A330-200 as part of a wider effort to transition to an all Airbus fleet. The five-year-old airliner is to enter service with the charter and airline sub-charter specialist in April 2020.

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 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.

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