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Some of the most stunning special liveries to grace the jumbo

Although the Boeing 747 is best remembered in the iconic, but largely corporate liveries of Lufthansa, Pan Am, or British Airways, the Queen of the Skies has also enjoyed some quirkier paint schemes. Here we highlight some of our favourites from around the world...

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Why the Boeing 747 was a huge gamble

The 747 was, quite literally, a huge gamble. Standing six storeys high and 225ft-long, the aptly nicknamed Jumbo Jet dwarfed its rivals and stablemates alike in both size and expense. Airliner World’s Craig West chronicles the development of Boeing’s behemoth.

The Ultimate Virgin A330neo quiz!

This week marked the inaugural flight of Virgin Atlantic's first Airbus A330neo. To celebrate the occasion, we've a special edition of our commercial aviation quiz to put your knowledge of the brand-new jet to the test. Good luck!

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A sit down with Widerøe chief executive, Stein Nilsen

After joining the E2 flight deck team, Andreas Spaeth heads down to Oslo to learn more about Widerøe with Stein Nilsen, the airline’s chief executive.

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From the Cockpit: Onboard the Widerøe Embraer E2

Widerøe was the global launch operator of the Embraer E2 in 2018. Andreas Spaeth takes the jump seat on a flight crossing the Arctic Circle to find out how the jet has settled in at the Norwegian carrier.

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Fledging Flyr: A unique low-cost carrier

Tom Batchelor meets Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of new Norwegian carrier Flyr, to learn more about taking a different approach to running a low-cost airline.

Ryanair reveals THREE new routes from Newquay

The Cornish gateway is set for a budget boost next year – and comes as Cornwall Airport Newquay sees its wider route network continue to expand. Find out more details here on Key.Aero…

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STARLUX receives its first Airbus A350

Thanks to the move, the Taiwanese airline has now introduced a second widebody type to its growing all-Airbus fleet – read more here on Key.Aero…

airBaltic begins scheduled flights to Africa

This morning (October 31), the Riga-based carrier added both a new destination and continent to its scheduled route map. Find out where on Key.Aero…

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.