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Boeing 767 vs Boeing 777: an in-depth comparison

The 767 and 777 heralded a new age in transatlantic travel, with Boeing adopting new approaches to their design and manufacture. We compare the two twin-engine types to find out how they match up.

American Airlines goes supersonic in 60-jet megadeal

US major could acquire up to 60 supersonic airliners under new purchase agreement. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

TUI tail-strike at Manchester after “disjointed” training

Pandemic-related delays to training have been highlighted in an air safety report following a tail-strike at Manchester Airport. The AAIB has published a bulletin into the events which led to the tail of a TUI Boeing 737 coming into contact with the runway.

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Qantas Freight to boost A321P2F fleet

Qantas Freight is set to boost its narrowbody fleet of aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

Malaysia Airlines to acquire next-gen widebodies

The Malaysian flag carrier plans to add a brand-new widebody type to its fleet. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

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Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

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NASA's Space Launch System - what next?

NASA’s Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever, but where do the latest setbacks leave the mission?

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

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The story behind the massive Antonov An-124

Named Ruslan by the Russians and Ukrainians and Condor by NATO, the Antonov An-124 is the world’s heaviest series-made military transport aircraft as well as being used by a number of civilian companies.  In the March 2016 issue of Aviation News, Piotr Butowski profiled this giant heavy hauler

The Great British Holiday Airline Quiz!

As millions of us jet off for our annual break, what better time to celebrate some of the famous airlines which were once holiday favourites? From first flights to forgotten liveries, this week's quiz will certainly make you sweat!

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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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