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.

Quiz: Defunct North American Airlines

Can you identify these defunct carriers from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

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Women in Middle East aviation

Three key women in Middle East aviation tell us what drew them to the sector, what’s great about it, what needs to change and what questions they’re tired of hearing

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RVL Aviation and the COVID silver lining

First came Brexit, then COVID-19. RVL Aviation head of commercial David Lacy spoke to Paul E Eden about a turbulent 18 months

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DARTeC: A new base for aviation’s digital future

From self-repairing aircraft to inspection robots, the focus at Cranfield University’s new DARTeC facility is firmly on the future, finds Tom Batchelor

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Skydiving in Dubai

With its crystal clear waters and dramatic architecture, Dubai has much to offer the skydiver. Andreas Rohde takes off with local firm Skydive Dubai

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How Boeing 747s helped Cadillac build cars in the 1980s

A huge air operation enabled two car assembly plants, separated by the Atlantic, to produce ultra-luxury vehicles. Marco Rossi relays the intriguing story

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Aircraft refurb: the pros and cons

Aircraft refurbishing is increasingly popular, as airlines aim to cut costs and minimise environmental impact. Tom Batchelor looks at this booming sector

EasyJet unveils its first airport lounge

Low-cost airline easyJet has announced plans for its first-ever dedicated airport lounge

Houston MD-87 Crash News Premium

Texas MD-87 crash: What do we know so far?

A private McDonnell Douglas MD-87 overran the runway and burst into flames at Houston Executive Airport yesterday (October 19). Key.Aero collates what is known about the aircraft and incident so far.

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WATCH: Lufthansa Cargo retires final MD-11F

The tri-jet era at Lufthansa Cargo came to an end last weekend when the airline’s final McDonnell Douglas MD-11F landed at Frankfurt for the final time

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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