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Manchester Airport traffic figures for 2022 revealed

Manchester Airport has released figures for December 2022 which show strong signs of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

QUIZ: The ultimate IATA code quiz! (Part One)

Whether you're a hardened enthusiast or new to the industry, it’s likely you have encountered plenty of IATA's bespoke airport codes. This is your chance to put your knowledge of these quirky three-letter codes to the test!

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Virgin Orbit reveals reason for rocket failure

Virgin Orbit has released more details about the failed Start Me Up mission which involved Boeing 747-400, N744VG (c/n 32745), named Cosmic Girl, on Monday (January 9).

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AIR International February 2023

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Airbus reveals deliveries and orders for 2022

Airbus has released details showing that in 2022 it delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers, which is 8% more than in the previous year.

Air India to launch four routes from Gatwick

Air India is to start serving Gatwick Airport from March 26 this year operating 12 flights a week to four destinations using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

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Final Boeing 747 livery revealed as jet emerges from paint shop

The last ever Boeing 747 to be built has just been painted and was noted departing Portland International Airport in Oregon on January 10.

All US domestic flights GROUNDED following tech glitch

All domestic flights in the United States were grounded for several hours earlier today after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a nationwide ground stop following the failure of a system alerting pilots to potential hazards on flight routes.

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Wizz Air to close a UK airport base

Wizz Air has announced it is to close one of its UK airport bases because of a "challenging macro-economic environment and high operational costs".

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Virgin Orbit Boeing 747 UK rocket launch fails

Virgin Orbit’s attempt to launch a rocket carrying satellites into space last night (January 9, 2023) from the UK ended in failure.

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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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