Commercial Aviation

Key.Aero offers exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the world’s leading airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers, spanning in-depth profiles and overviews with key industry executives to first person accounts from aviation professionals who build, fly and maintain the latest generation airliners. Key.Aero also highlights issues affecting the commercial industry, from aviation security, safety and air traffic control to training and environmental matters, and harks back to the golden age of air travel, paying tribute to some of the most iconic aircraft and airlines of yesteryear.

The aircraft that really started the jet age

While not the first jetliner to enter service, the Boeing 707 is often credited with being the aircraft that truly got the jet age going. Key.Aero examines the history of the jet that ended up dominating air travel in the 1960s and ’70s and even continues to fly today

Quiz: Commercial Aviation General Knowledge

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your general knowledge of the industry. Ranging from airlines to airports and everything in between, how much of an avgeek are you?

EasyJet to make first annual loss in 25-year history

The low-cost carrier predicts a gloomy outlook for 2021 saying it expects to fly around 25% of its planned capacity in the first quarter

The evolution of airline logos

An airline’s logo forms an integral part of its overall identity, with some even achieving iconic status. Key.Aero examines the development of some of the biggest names in the business

Boom Supersonic reveals XB-1 demonstrator

The world’s first privately developed supersonic aircraft was rolled out at a virtual event

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Boeing's forgotten Dreamliner

Before making the 787, Boeing launched a project for a high-speed delta-wing jet capable of Mach 0.98. Key Aero reveals the story of the Sonic Cruiser, which ended up being dropped in favour of the Dreamliner

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Manning the tours

With decades of globetrotting under his belt, including 16 years...

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Qantas: Boeing… Boeing… Gone

Former Qantas 747 pilot Owen Zupp takes Airliner World on board...

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A quiet supersonic quest

NASA and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works have teamed up to develop the X-59 QueSST...

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Fusel-art: An emerging aircraft painting powerhouse

Airbourne Colours’ chairman Steve Darbyshire reflects on the firm's first decade...

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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