Commercial Aviation

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How London Southend is preparing to reopen its doors

While no UK facility has been immune to the turbulence of the...

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European airports' impending capacity crunch

Airports across the UK and Europe are poised for a looming capacity crunch as both COVID-19 and ongoing environmental concerns have halted most expansion plans. Callum Tennant investigates what this could mean and looks at how sustainable technologies could overcome such challenges

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Getting to the Green Coast

Brazil’s Costa Verde is a popular holiday hotspot, thanks to its beautiful beaches and landscape. However, two of its aerial gateways, Angra dos Reis and Paraty, have often lacked scheduled air links. This all changed in December 2020, as Daniel R Carneiro finds out

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Warbird hunting in the Andes

Regulator contributor Ron Mak takes us back to 1973-74 with a fascinating trip to Bolivia’s La Paz/El Alto Airport, a facility nestled high in the uplands of the spectacular Andes Mountains and teeming with ex-World War Two-vintage types

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40 amazing facts about the Airbus A350

The European manufacturer’s flagship widebody flew for the first time eight years ago today. To mark this milestone, Key.Aero has compiled 40 facts about the jet

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Korean Air completes longest flight in its history

The 8329-mile (13,405 KM) flight succeeds the previous record of 13 hours and 50 minutes, held by the Incheon-Atlanta route

Loganair goes carbon neutral

While it continues to work on projects to reduce its emissions, the Scottish carrier has pledged to fully offset in the interim period

Quiz: How well do you know your airline ATC callsigns?

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of airline identifiers. Both IATA code and ATC callsigns are included so make sure to let us know what score you get!

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Six more creative ways airlines save money

In the second part of our money-saving series, Key.Aero details a half dozen more clever tricks carriers deploy to cut costs

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The incredible story of BA Flight 5390

When 81 passengers and six crew boarded a British Airways BAC One-Eleven 31 years ago today, none of them could have anticipated the dramatic events that were about to unfold. Key.Aero details the remarkable story of Flight 5390

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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