Commercial Aviation

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An inside look at maintaining NASA's Boeing 747SP

Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg has just completed a maintenance check on a uniquely modified Boeing 747 that provides a window on the solar system and beyond. Ian Harbison reports

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Polar Express: Inside Lufthansa's longest flight

Non-stop from Hamburg to the Falklands...The longest non-stop...

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Airliner World May 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Has JetBlue finally been awarded Heathrow slots?

After previously missing out on take-off and landing positions at the UK’s largest airport, has the carrier finally been given the prized slots?

Southwest Airlines places huge order for 737 MAXs

In a big boost for Boeing, the airline has committed to modernising its fleet using the narrowbody

WestJet to restore suspended regional routes

The Canadian carrier halted the short-haul connections in October last year

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines - Europe edition

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz pays homage to the airlines that sadly didn't stand the test of time - paying particular attention to those based in Europe. How well do you know these defunct carriers? Let us know what score you get!

How Wizz Air UK is navigating the COVID crisis

With the resumption of international air travel slated for May 17, Key.Aero speaks to Owain Jones, the managing director of Wizz Air UK, to find out how the carrier has weathered the COVID storm and what its plans are for the restart

How four airline pilots are helping others stay current during COVID

Keeping proficient and maintaining flying skills during the coronavirus crisis has proven to be a difficult task for many commercial pilots. Key.Aero speaks to two airline aviators who’ve taken on the challenge of assisting others with the help of a flight simulator

Aer Lingus to launch transatlantic services from Manchester

The operator hopes to create more than 100 jobs at the airport and will begin services this July

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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