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Route planning: what’s new and why

COVID-19 has forced airlines to rethink their route planning and forecasting operations. Tom Batchelor looks into the measures taken

ATR lands in the Maldives

The Franco-Italian manufacturer has delivered its first aircraft to a long-time de Havilland Canada operator

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Commercial aviation predictions for 2023

Aviation has had a turbulent few years, but what might 2023 have in store? Tom Batchelor travels to Las Vegas to hear what industry leaders expect

Iran acquires four Airbus A340s despite sanctions

Four Airbus A340-300s have been purchased by an undisclosed Iranian airline in breach of international sanctions.

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Flybe 2.0 - Second time lucky?

As the ‘new’ Flybe approaches a year of revenue operations, Nigel Richardson takes the opportunity to reflect on the journey so far

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Flying more with less: How TAP’s CEO plans to turn airline around

Gordon Smith visits Lisbon to meet Christine Ourmières-Widener, group CEO of TAP Air Portugal, to learn more about her vision for overhauling the publicly owned flag carrier

The Ultimate Commercial Aviation Quiz of 2022 (Part Three)

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 third of a special four-part quiz designed to test your knowledge of the big stories that have shaped the sector.

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Arizona's aircraft boneyards: the incredible view from above

Airlines around the world may well be building up their fleets once more following the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global downturn, but America’s desert boneyards remain full of aircraft waiting to make their return to service or potentially early retirement and the scrapman’s axe. Javier Rodríguez shares some of the highlights from his recent visit to Arizona

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Cologne-Bonn Airport: ultimate spotting guide

Cologne-Bonn Airport’s terrace offers excellent views of a broad selection of passenger and cargo aircraft, as Gary Morris discovers. Additional photography by Steve Kilvington and Matt Sudol

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HeliOps: Sea Kings, SAR and much more

An exciting new era in rotary operations is under way on the UK’s south coast, as Ian Harding and Kevin Wills discovered when visiting one of its premier specialist helicopter providers

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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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