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Virgin Orbit UK space launch – all you need to know

History is set to be made with the first ever space launch from the United Kingdom (UK). Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400, N744VG, is due to take off this evening from Spaceport Cornwall carrying a rocket under its left wing which it will launch in-flight and then ascend into space carrying satellites.

The Ultimate Commercial Aviation Quiz of 2022 (Part Four)

It’s been a remarkable year for the aviation industry, with highs, lows and no shortage of drama. To reflect on an incredible 12 months, Key Aero presents the last of a special four-part quiz designed to test your knowledge of the big stories that have shaped the sector.

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Aviation News February 2023

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Corsair A330 bound for Caribbean makes emergency landing in Paris

A Corsair Airbus A330-300 bound for the Caribbean made an emergency landing in Paris this afternoon.

British Airways unveils new uniform for first time in 20 years

British Airways (BA) has revealed a new uniform collection for its staff, created by fashion designer Ozwald Boateng OBE.

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Aeromexico Embraer E190 hit by bullets at Culiacán

An Aeromexico Embraer E190 has been hit by gunfire while on the ground at Culiacán International Airport in the west of Mexico.

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AeroSHARK: Lufthansa’s new airflow technology

AeroSHARK is an innovative new airflow technology that could make a real difference to cash-strapped airlines. Chris Smith takes a closer look

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Space, weather and aviation

Technological innovations in space are driving dramatic advancements in weather forecasting on Earth, improving safety and reliability within aviation, reports Tom Batchelor

Most on-time airlines and airports in 2022 revealed

Aviation analytics firm Cirium has revealed which airlines and airports were the most punctual last year.

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Ethiopian 737 MAX crash report criticised by US and French investigators

The final report into the fatal 2019 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX has attracted criticism from investigators in the US and France.

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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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