Commercial Aviation

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Commercial Aviation Timeline of 2020

As the sun begins to set on 2020, Key.Aero takes a look back at some of the most notable events within the Commercial Aviation industry during what can only be described as an unprecedented year.

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Podcast: The year in commercial aviation

Hans and Tom from Key.Aero discuss the happenings of 2020 and look ahead to next year to explore the commercial aviation industry's path to recovery

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Marking 35 years of the Fokker 50

Exactly 35 years ago today, the Fokker 50 took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero looks back at its debut and examines which airlines are still flying it

The Commercial Aviation Review of the Year

It's been a hugely tough year for the commercial aviation industry but here have still been some great stories. Hans and Tom from Key.Aero's content and editorial team take a look back at some of the best bits from 2020's video features

The big Boxing Day airline livery quiz

As you possibly continue to recover from yesterday's Christmas lunch, stimulate your brain with this big Boxing Day airline livery quiz!

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From rags to riches

In less than three decades, Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport has gone from little-known rural runway to the country’s second airport. Sebastian Schmitz explains how

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An Addis Ababa Adventure - photo snapshot

Firmly established as Ethiopia's largest airport, Addis Ababa’s Bole International serves as an important gateway in East Africa. Ron Mak visited in 2005 and in this special snapshot reveals that rarer aircraft still made a frequent appearance

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Which US airports are undergoing upgrades?

In the second part of his special US airport round-up, Chris Sloan examines a further selection of American gateways enjoying a period of rapid transformation

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Belfast City bounces back

Northern Ireland’s second busiest airport has experienced the most difficult year in its history with the loss of biggest customer, Flybe, followed by the impact of the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. Declan Hasson reflects upon George Best Belfast City, its recent challenges and how the unique ‘downtown’ facility is fighting back once again

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Roman renaissance

Home to the Colosseum and the Vatican, Rome has long been a magnet for culturally inclined travellers. Matteo Legnani hears how its airports are coping with the disappearance of tourist traffic and how they are pioneering COVID-19 testing

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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