Commercial Aviation

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The world’s oldest airline turns 101

As KLM continues its journey into its second century of operations, Key Aero takes a decade by decade look at the Dutch flag carrier's key milestones

Eastern Airways reveals new codeshare partner

The UK regional carrier announces an agreement that focuses on its base at Southampton Airport

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The ultimate guide to aircraft variants

From ‘neo’ to ‘XLR’, ‘LR’ to ‘ER’ and everything in between, it can be hard to keep track of what all the different airliner models are and what their identifiers mean. Key Aero examines the production lists to help you navigate this confusing conundrum

Why the US government fined Emirates $400,000

Following an investigation, the Department for Transportation punishes the Dubai-based carrier for an infringement

Airline alliances you've never heard of

With the three main partnerships accounting for just over half of the global annual passenger traffic, it’s easy to forget that other options exist. Key Aero examines the lesser-known alliances that live in the shadow of ‘the big three’

The world’s strangest airline slogans

From cheesy catchphrases to word combinations that just don’t make sense, there’s been a lot of very odd airline slogans over the years. Here are some notable examples…

Quiz: How well do you know your retro airlines?

Continuing our retro airliner theme from earlier this week, can you identify these airlines in their old liveries?

Watch FAA chief test fly the Boeing 737 MAX

The US aviation regulator’s administrator flew the embattled jet earlier this week. Here’s the footage, and what he thought of it…

Top 10 scenic airport approaches revealed

A survey of more than 6,000 aviation fans has shown which airports are the most beautiful and some that feature on the list are not what you might think…

“There was a 500ft drop at the end of the runway…”

As a private jet pilot in the 1980s flying between Miami and South America, Greg Madonna saw it all. But as you’ll see from this video, corrupt officials and drug barons were the least of his problems…

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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