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The history of Berlin’s airports

After a delay of almost a decade, Berlin Brandenburg has finally opened. For Sebastian Schmitz, this presents the perfect opportunity to look at the history of the city's airports and airfields, some of them already all but forgotten

Alaska Airlines adds to Boeing 737 MAX order

In a further boost for Boeing, Alaska Airlines has expanded its 737 MAX order

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Winter is coming

The vagaries of winter weather can play havoc with airport operations, but Norway’s Avinor has got it well covered, finds Tara Craig

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Teruel Airport photo snapshot

Before the dramatic events of 2020, Spain’s Teruel Airport handled the usual storage and scrappage of aircraft. However, with the aviation industry facing its biggest-ever challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, unwanted airliners have been arriving for disposal at the site on an unprecedented scale, as Javier Rodríguez shows

Rex expects Christmas Eve delivery for maiden 737

An early Christmas present is set to arrive for Australia’s Rex Airlines

EasyJet reveals four-year aircraft delivery strategy

As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the low-cost carrier lays out its plans for new aircraft handovers

The 16 long-haul routes BA is dropping in 2021

As it continues to deal with the COVID crisis, the Heathrow-based airline's long-haul schedule for next year features some notable omissions

Airbus lands rare A330-800 order

Just in time for Christmas, the European airframer reveals an order for its next-generation widebody

Quiz: How much do you know about Airbus?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses entirely on the pan-European airframer.

How Airbus struggled to sell its first aircraft

Half a century on from Airbus Industrie’s founding, Key.Aero recounts the airframer’s first steps on its road to the top and speaks with Barbara Kracht, a 35-year Airbus veteran to find out how the venture nearly failed at the first hurdle

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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