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Looking back at 50 years of Bombardier Challenger development

As Bombardier begins to deliver its latest Challenger – the 3500 – Paul E Eden looks back on almost half-a-century of business jet development

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Upgrading 80-year-old Douglas DC-3s with turboprop engines: how it’s done

Few aircraft have proven their versatility and durability like the ubiquitous Douglas DC-3. Today, one company continues to capitalise on the type’s popularity by modernising these 80-year-old veterans to make them capable of operating in some of the Earth’s most unforgiving environments. Andreas Spaeth visits Basler Turbo Conversions to find out more

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An in-depth look at Virgin's new Airbus A330-900

Simplification has been the watchword of the post-COVID-19 Virgin Atlantic, but does streamlining leave the Dreamliner out in the cold? Tom Batchelor gets acquainted with its biggest threat, the Airbus A330-900

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Behind the scenes with France's fleet of calibrator aircraft

Jean-Philippe Rokacz goes behind the scenes to find out how France’s fleet of calibrator aircraft are used to test and maintain the nation’s navigational aids

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Avro Canada C-102: the world's second jet airliner you've never heard of

Pete London charts the rise and fall of the ill-fated Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner, an aircraft years ahead of its time and unrivalled in performance that could have revolutionised short- and medium-haul travel

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Will the Heart ES-30 electric airliner meet airlines' needs?

The Heart ES-30 is set to be the biggest electric airliner around when it enters passenger service in 2028. But is it big enough... or is technology standing in the way of what airlines actually want? Richard Schuurman investigates

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Azul Brazilian Airlines' bold expansion plan revealed

Tom Batchelor catches up with André Américo from Azul to learn more about the São Paulo-based carrier’s bullish approach to expansion

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Old whale, new tricks: What's happened to Airbus’ five old BelugaSTs?

What do you do with a fleet of five now-redundant, incredibly specialised freighters? That was the question Airbus asked of itself earlier this year. Ian Harbison reports on the European manufacturer’s creation of an out-sized cargo subsidiary.

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How Oslo Airport's impressive autonomous snow removal tech works

A fleet of enormous unmanned machines is revolutionising how Oslo Airport clears snow from its runways, as Matteo Legnani reports from a wintry Norway

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UK planespotting highlights: December 2022

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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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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