Commercial Aviation

Key.Aero offers exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the world’s leading airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers, spanning in-depth profiles and overviews with key industry executives to first person accounts from aviation professionals who build, fly and maintain the latest generation airliners. Key.Aero also highlights issues affecting the commercial industry, from aviation security, safety and air traffic control to training and environmental matters, and harks back to the golden age of air travel, paying tribute to some of the most iconic aircraft and airlines of yesteryear.

Concorde’s first supersonic flight

On this day in 1969, the iconic Concorde broke through the sound barrier for the very first time. Key Aero details the events that led up to that nine-minute adventure

Australia’s Rex signs for its first six jets

The world’s largest Saab 340 operator is set to enter the jet market for the first time following the procurement of six turbofan aircraft

How on earth did this pilot survive?

Flying drug barons, hairy landings in South America… by his own admission, Greg Madonna is lucky to be alive. This is one aviator’s incredible story

Boeing 747 variants that never existed

Since its introduction in 1970, five main production versions of the jumbo have been produced. As Key.Aero reveals, many more were proposed but didn’t make it very far from the drawing board – like the 747 Trijet…

An-124 visits Stansted to pick up unusual cargo

One of the world’s largest aircraft stopped off in Essex yesterday to collect some rare freight

Ten of the coolest retrojet airline liveries

A blast from the past – historical paint schemes are very popular amongst aviation enthusiasts. Here are ten great examples you might have missed

Delta Reveals Further Fleet Retirements

The Atlanta-based carrier detailed additional roster reductions in a report to investors

EASA reveals when it expects to lift 737 MAX ban

Following a series of test flights earlier this month, European regulators have said when they think the type could return to service in the region

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

Back by popular demand, can you identify these airlines based upon small cropped portions of their liveries? Let us know what score you got and share with your friends to see who's the real #avgeek!

De Havilland’s last airliner design

On the 100th anniversary of de Havilland, Key Aero examines the history of the DH.121 – later the Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident – which was the Hatfield-based airframer’s final airliner design before its merger in 1960.

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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