Commercial Aviation

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The REAL reason Wizz Air set up a UK subsidiary

The Hungarian low-cost carrier has been operating in Britain since 2004, but in 2017 it made its move to set up a Luton-based subsidiary. Speaking to Key.Aero, Owain Jones – the firm’s managing director – explains why and how the UK division came about

Last passenger Boeing 747-400 built retired

The final passenger -400 example ever to be produced by the American aircraft manufacturer has been withdrawn from use

Quiz: How well do you know the Boeing 747-8?

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 747-8I. To celebrate the occasion, this week's quiz focuses entirely on the latest generation of the iconic jumbo.

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A decade of the 747-8I: Inside the development of Boeing’s final jumbo

Ten years ago today, the latest version of the iconic four-engine aircraft took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero speaks to the American manufacturer to find out about its development, design and testing and what makes it different from those that came before

Embraer reveals how many aircraft it delivered in 2020

The airframer was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and a failed partnership with Boeing

A year on: When will the aviation industry recover?

After the worst year in history for the aviation industry, Key.Aero speaks to Rico Luman, a senior economist at Dutch bank ING, to find out when the sector could begin a meaningful recovery

How a Utair Boeing 737 hit a snowbank upon landing

After the airline initially cited wind shear as the cause of the incident, investigators have now come to a completely different conclusion

Wizz Air UK boss discusses launching domestic operations

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, Owain Jones, the low-cost carrier’s managing director, explains the company’s stance on launching internal flights in Britain

Virgin Atlantic to host lockdown quiz with ultimate top prize

Once in a lifetime prizes are up for grabs, while the proceeds are set to go to charity

Air Canada officially unveils A220 retro livery

Ahead of its first flight, the specially painted jet breaks cover for the first time

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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