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COP27 - EgyptAir Completes First Commercial Flight Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

EgyptAir Completes First Commercial Flight Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

The world’s attention is currently focused on Egypt, as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) is being held from November 6th to November 18th in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, EgyptAir recently operated a commercial flight fueled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), for the first time, during a bound flight…

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Antonov An-225 Destroyed

Antonov An-225 to be Rebuilt After Being Destroyed in Ukraine

The world’s largest plane, the Antonov An-225, known as Mriya, which was nearly destroyed by Russian forces in February at the Antonov Airport in Hostomel, near Kyiv, will be rebuilt, according to the aircraft manufacturer. What happened to the Antonov An-225? Hostomel Airport (GML), located northwest of Kyiv, was quickly targeted by Russian forces during…

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NASA's SOFIA Boeing 747's Journey Comes To An End

NASA’s SOFIA Boeing 747’s Journey Comes To An End

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope, NASA’s flying observatory, has now retired after its last flight that took off from the Palmdale regional airport in California at 9:14 a.m IST on September 29, flew around the North Pacific Ocean for seven hours and 58 minutes, and landed at 5:05 p.m. IST. SOFIA, which…

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Airbus delivers its 500th A350

Airbus Delivers its 500th A350

Iberia, a major European customer with 20 A350s on order and 14 in service, recently received the 500th A350, an A350-900. Beyond being a symbol, the 500th A350 represents a significant milestone for Airbus and its expanding versatile family, which now includes the A350-900, A350-1000, and the newest Airbus freighter, the A350F. With this delivery…

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The Chinese COMAC C919 Is Now Type Certified

The Chinese COMAC C919 Receives Type Certification

On the 29th of September 2022, the C919, COMAC’s first Chinese-produced narrowbody aircraft, received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The certification was presented at a grand ceremony at Beijing Capital Airport, announcing China’s entry into the global commercial aviation market. The C919 has now received certification under Part 25 of…

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Virgin Atlantic To Join SkyTeam Alliance

Virgin Atlantic has announced that the airline will join the global airline alliance; SkyTeam, as early as 2023. Delta Air Lines has a 49% ownership stake in the British long-haul carrier and joint ventures with Air France-KLM and Delta, who are also members of the alliance, making Virgin Atlantic in SkyTeam a natural fit. SkyTeam’s…

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Air Arabia Is Planning To Launch a New Low-cost Airline In Sudan

Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group and Air Arabia announced last week, Thursday, September 22, plans to launch “Air Arabia Sudan,” a new airline based at Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport. The new airline will use Air Arabia’s low-cost business model, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, across its entire existing network and “the value-added product offering operated…

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Skytrax Reveals World Airline Awards For 2022

The “World Airline Awards,” often referred to as “the Oscars of the aviation industry,” and after being held virtually for the last two years, this year’s edition, “2022 World Airline Awards,” was held today, Friday the 23rd of September, under the organization of Skytrax, with airlines from all over the world attending at the venerable…

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Boeing expects the Middle Eastern Region fleet to surpass 3,000+ aircraft by 2041

Boeing, the US aerospace giant, forecasted the Middle East market for the next 20 years, anticipating hundreds of planes to join the sector to fulfill passenger demand, requiring 202,000 new aviation personnel, including 53,000 pilots, 50,000 technicians, and 99,000 cabin crew members, in the next 20 years. The plane manufacturer also expects Middle Eastern carriers…

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Beyond the skies: Deutsche Bahn (DB) joins the Star Alliance

The Star Alliance is the world’s largest airline alliance, with 26 airlines. However, after a recent partnership, the Star Alliance has a new member, except this time, it isn’t an airline. The History of the Star Alliance The Star Alliance was formed by 5 airlines in 1997. Its purpose was to offer easy access and…

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Emirates & United Airlines Announce a Codeshare Agreement

On Wednesday 14th of September 2022, United and Emirates announced a historic commercial agreement that will expand each airline’s network and provide customers with easier access to hundreds of destinations in the United States and around the world. The announcement was made during a ceremonial event at the United Airlines hangar at Washington Dulles International…

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Saudi Arabia to Launch a New Flag Carrier – “RIA”

Saudi Arabia is launching a new national airline that will be based at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and will most likely be named as “RIA.”

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Rare Incident: The Pilots of Flight ET343 Slept During their Flight at FL370!

ET343’s pilots were asleep on the flight deck at the time and were awoken by the aural warning associated with the autopilot disconnecting after overflying the airport.

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“AKASA AIR”: India’s brand-new Airline

After the pandemic hit aviation hit all-time low traffic and made almost all airlines go bankrupt due to this unexpected pandemic but now it’s time for a comeback. Indian aviation is coming back with a bang with upcoming 2 new airlines one is a reprise of jet airways and another airline is a modern funky brand new airline Akasa air jump on to know more about this new airline that is backed by a big bull investor of all time late Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

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Delta Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max 10 Planes

US-based carrier Delta airlines announced a massive order for one-hundred Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft yesterday on the opening day of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow. The news was rumored to happen after Delta CEO Ed Bastian hinted at a possible agreement with Boeing in a recent interview. This order will be beneficial to both Delta’s…

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Tara Air Flight Crashes With 22 People On Board

On Sunday 29th May, Tara Air and Nepalese authorities confirmed that a De Havilland Canada Twin Otter flight operated by Tara Air had gone missing. The Nepalese flight was reported missing at around 09:55 AM local time on Sunday, this information was confirmed by an airline spokesperson. The flight was supposed to take only 20…

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Highlights of the First Future Aviation Forum

RIYADH – To unite international leaders from both sectors; the public and private, as well as international CEOs and regulators to initialize the evolution of international air travel as well providing new solutions, Saudi Arabia’s first future-aviation forum was held on the ninth and tenth of this month mainly focusing on passenger experience, sustainability, and…

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Thai Airways 787’s Tyre Bursts After Landing In Bengaluru

On Tuesday 26th of April 2022, a Thai Airways International 787-8 which was operating flight TG325, touched down at Kempegowda International Airport via runway 09L, at around 11PM local time. Shortly after landing, while taxiing down the runway towards its parking stand, it was spotted by ground staff that one of the aircraft’s 12 tires…

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Will Electric planes ever work?

In recent articles, I have talked about how the real plane of the future will be the Boeing 797, a mid to long-range, narrow-body plane that is capable of flying transatlantic, but could electric planes overtake the 797 in the running for the best plane that is to come? Join me as I take a…

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Condor’s New Livery Sparks Debate

Recently, German airline Condor revealed a new livery design that caused quite an uproar on social media. The new livery, featuring colorful stripes covering the aircraft, is part of Condor’s effort to rebrand themselves after the collapse of Thomas Cook airlines in 2019.  Why They Rebranded? Condor’s decision to suddenly change their brand might come…

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DHL Plane Splits In Half During Emergency Landing

On the 7th of April 2022, a DHL Boeing 757-200SF, registered as HP-2010DAE, performed an emergency landing at Juan Santa Maria International Airport in Costa Rica. The cargo aircraft had taken off from the same airport in the morning and after 25 minutes in the air, it requested to turn back. It is reported that…

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How is the War in Ukraine affecting commercial aviation?

The war in Ukraine has been going on for nearly 2 months now, but how is it affecting the commercial aviation industry and what does the future look like for the skies above Ukraine? How it started There are many reasons why the war in Ukraine started, one of the most prominent reasons being Russia’s…

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China Eastern 737 Crashes Into Mountain – 132 Confirmed Dead

On Monday 21st March 2022, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed into a mountain range in southern China. The flight, MU5735 originated from Kunming and was flying domestically for 2 hours with an intended destination of Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport and had been in operation with China Eastern for 6 years. Contact with the…

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Thailand Plans To Host Airshow In 2025

On Tuesday 8th of February, it was announced by the TCEB (Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau) that it had intentions to stage Thailand’s first international airshow at U-Tapao Airport (UTP) in Pattaya in 2025. The airshow will allow the growth of not only the hosting airport but also the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) whose…

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Qatar Airways Reveals New Retro Livery 777

To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, Qatar Airways has painted one of its Boeing 777 aircraft in its retro livery. The newly painted aircraft was rolled out last Tuesday and made its first flight with the livery on February 16th. The Boeing 777-300ER repainted with this retro livery is registered as A7-BAC and has been with…

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Retired Delta 777 Converted Into Sports Team Plane

A retired Delta 777-200ER has found a new life after being picked up by a new owner recently. Delta’s 777s were retired back in October of 2020 due to low usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of them were less than 20 years of age at the time. Many considered these 777s too early…

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More flexible travel with Etihad worldpass

Etihad Airways is the second flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, its main office is in Abu Dhabi near the Abu Dhabi International airport. Etihad Airways started operations in November 2003, it is also the second largest airline in UAE after Emirates. Etihad Airways operates over 1000 flights per week for more than 120…

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A new partnership between Amadeus and DPO Group

While the world is looking forward to expanding the use of modern technology in every life field, this technology became an essential part of the airline industry. Most airlines showed their ability to improve services by allowing freedom and more options in payment other than PayPal, credit card, or mobile money. African digital payments company,…

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Airbus delivers last A380

On December 16th Airbus delivered its last ever A380 (MSN 272), to its largest A380 customer: Dubai-based carrier Emirates. 251 A380’s have been delivered between 2007 and 2021, with the aircraft flying across the globe and gracing the skies of numerous countries. However with the largest operator being the airline that has arguably done the…

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Thousands of pilots were forced into quarantine in Hong Kong

Over the past 2 months, hundreds of pilots have been forced into three-week long quarantine periods in Hong Kong’s Penny’s Bay facility. The rooms consisted of converted shipping containers and people staying there were allowed no outdoor time. Pilots in the quarantine have come from a variety of airlines, like British Airways and Cathay Pacific.…

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A340 Lands in Antarctica for the First Time

Last week, Portuguese charter airline Hi-Fly made aviation history when they landed an Airbus A340 in Antarctica for the first time. The flight was a unique and partially dangerous journey since crew members had to land an aircraft on an ice runway, as opposed to normal paved runways. This first flight to Antarctica will set…

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Countries re-introduce travel bans in response to Omicron variant

Over the past few days, governments have begun closing their borders to flights originating in southern Africa due to the emergence of a potentially vaccine-evading variant of Covid-19 – the Omicron variant. With international travel just beginning to return to levels that make flying profitable, the new variant may be another hurdle for airlines as…

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Jewar Airport: The largest airport in India

The Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) is ready to receive its second international airport. Jewar international airport is currently three years away from being complete, it will work with 70 million travelers in a whole capacity. On Thursday, there will be the ceremonial beginning of Jewar airport, which is officially called Noida International Airport. Prime…

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Rolls-Royce release its “spirit of innovation”

Rolls-Royce is a British company established in 1904 in Manchester, United Kingdom, with the partnership of Henry Royce and Charles Rolls. It started with manufacturing cars and later aero-engines. In 1907 Charles Rolls who was interested in flying tried to convince Henry Royce to design an aero engine. The company presents an intensive line of…

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Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day 1

The Dubai Airshow, which last took place in November of 2019, has returned this year and is taking place right now from Sunday, November 14th to Thursday, November 18th. The Dubai Airshow is one of the largest aviation events in the world and is held every two years. The event is an opportunity for numerous…

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Transair 737 Crash Recovered From Ocean

The wreckage from Transair Flight 810, which crashed in July of 2021, was recently recovered from the Pacific Ocean after a month-long process. The salvaged parts will later be used as important parts for a further investigation into the crash. Crash Recap On July 2nd of 2021, Transair Flight 810, operated by a 45-year-old Boeing…

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ITA shut down Alitalia

Alitalia airlines were founded in September 1946 after the end of World War II operating with 4 airplanes of the model G-12 that were rented from the Italian air forces. Alitalia airline suffered from bankruptcy and made its last flight on Thursday 14th October after 74 years of service. The last flight was flown from…

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What is Italy’s New National Airline ‘ITA’?

Italy’s new national airline ‘ITA’ recently replaced and ended the operations of Alitalia. What exactly is this new airline; is it just Alitalia under a new name? In this article, we will detail an overview of Italy’s new flagship carrier and why this decision was made. Alitalia’s decline and the birth of ITA Rome-based airline…

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Good bye Alitalia, now what?

After 74 years of being in business, Alitalia airlines dissolution left everyone feeling very emotional and touched about it. Alitalia went through some highly precarious circumstances that got the airline to its feet in the end, as for years and years the Italian government was trying to handle the airline’s frequent stumbles but it just…

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Qatar Airways Having Paint Issues With Airbus

A paint issue on an airplane? That is rarely ever heard of. But recently, Qatar Airways is facing a paint issue with their Airbus A350 fleet. A fault with fast deteriorating surface paint that caused the grounding of 16 of Qatar Airways’ Airbus SE A350 jets has also compromised lightning protection on the model’s fuselage…

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Lufthansa Retiring Last MD-11

Last Friday, Lufthansa announced the flights for its final remaining MD-11 freighter. The aircraft, registered D-ALCC, will perform its last flight with Lufthansa on October 15th. D-ALCC will be Lufthansa’s last MD-11 out of a total fleet of 19 throughout the years to leave the airline. For the MD-11’s last couple of flights, Lufthansa has…

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Alaskan Start-up Airline ‘Northern Pacific’ Secures 6 Boeing 757s

Alaska-based start-up airline Northern Pacific recently acquired 6 ex-American Airlines Boeing 757s from the aircraft leasing company AerSale. Most of the aircrafts are over 20 years of age and were retired in January of last year from American Airlines. One of these 6 Boeing 757-200s, previously registered N206UW, is currently going through extensive checks for…

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The return of the Super Jumbo

In 2020 and 2021, we saw airlines such as Lufthansa and Air France retiring most, if not all, of their Airbus A380s; with many more airlines putting them in storage, some never to be used again. But now as the world begins to slowly emerge from the global pandemic, a new sign of hope has…

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Which Airlines Are Evacuating People From Afghanistan?

As people in Afghanistan scramble to Kabul Airport in a desperate attempt to escape the government takeover of the Taliban, several countries around the world have come together to form a rescue program for the refugees stranded in the unstable country. Countries around the world have chartered aircraft from an array of different airlines to…

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Ballistic Aircraft Parachute

Also known as emergency ballistic reserve parachute, a parachute system within the aircraft systems. And here comes the question: Do all the aircraft have a parachute in their systems? Well, the answer is no. Do not confuse it with a drogue parachute designed to decrease the speed of the object or aircraft in the landing stage. We…

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Update: Qatar Airways’ A350 Dispute with Airbus

There have been further developments in Qatar’s A350 situation with Airbus, as the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) issued an official directive for 13 of Qatar Airways’ A350s to remain grounded last Thursday. The 13 grounded Qatar A350s are to remain out of service until a cause and solution can be determined for the surface…

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Avianca Banks Partnering with United Airlines in Bankruptcy Exit Plan

Avianca plans to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis as a smaller but stronger competitor, with partner United Airlines at its side, under a new restructuring plan that has been filed with US bankruptcy court. The Bogotá-based carrier’s plan, which was submitted to the court on Tuesday, lacks any significant additional changes to Avianca. Bogota and…

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The Best Airlines of 2021

As air travel demand continues to rebound in 2021, and as airlines have recovered from the pandemic last year, which airlines have been recognized as the best operators of this year? Airlineratings.com, a website that ranks airlines in many different categories, recently published its annual assessment for the best airlines this year, and to reach…

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Cirrus Vision Jet: The World’s Most Popular Private Jet

The Cirrus Vision Jet is a one-of-a-kind personal jet that doesn’t fit any of the pre-existing jet categories. It was built with the Cirrus pilot in mind, created to burn about half the fuel of a light jet and be cheaper than the single-engine turboprops that can’t fly as high or fast. The Vision Jet…

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After a Bankruptcy Lawsuit Filed against It Garuda Indonesia Reaches Agreement to Return 9 Boeing 737-800s

Indonesia’s national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has reached an agreement to return 9 Boeing 737-800s aircraft to the leasing company AerCap, the company’s chief executive Irfan Setiaputra told Reuters on 2nd August 2021. According to the agreement, the nine aircraft produced in 2014 and 2015 were leased from Aercap. Garuda had initially leased the planes for…

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First Signs of Recovery for the Aviation Industry

With the current headlines in the news where COVID19 cases are still high and new variants keep expanding, you might think this headline is unbelievable. However, society has a growing travel demand, the aviation sector itself of course wants this too. What signs do we see at the moment? Demand for air travel, especially for…

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Transair 737 Crashes Off the Coast of Hawaii

This morning, July 2nd, a Transair Boeing 737 aircraft crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff. The plane, a Boeing 737-200 registered N810TA, was operating a daily cargo flight between the Hawaiian islands of Honolulu and Kahului when the incident happened. 

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United Places Largest Aircraft Order in a Decade

On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the purchase of 270 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus – 200 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 10 aircraft and 70 A321neo aircraft. The MAX 10 and A321 are expected to arrive in 2023, but the MAX 8 planes will start flying this summer. The order will be the largest in…

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New Boeing 737 MAX 10 Completes Its First Flight

Last Friday, Boeing’s newest and largest variant of the 737 took flight for the first time. The type, named the Boeing 737 MAX 10, is an extended version of the infamous Boeing 737 MAX 8, a plane that had gained a highly critical public impression following its crashes in 2018 and 2019. The 737 MAX…

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Airbus and Cathay Pacific Partner To Cut Pilot Staffing On Long Haul Flights

Long haul flights currently have up to four pilots Currently, all commercial flights have from two to four pilots in the cockpit. Two pilots is the absolute minimum for any length of flight Then for long haul flights there are often one or two relief pilots, who take turns at the controls while the primary…

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British Airways 787 Nose Gear Collapses

On Friday 18th June, a British Airways converted freighter 787-8’s nose gear collapsed while being loaded at Heathrow Airport’s stand 583. The aircraft, registered as G-ZBJB suffered a collapsed nose gear while being prepared for a flight to Frankfurt. The reason for the incident is being investigated by British Airways and the AAIB (The equivalent…

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The Rise Of Disruptive Passengers & The “No Fly” List

Shoves, shouts, flying fists and mask defiance: Bad behaviour by air travelers is reaching new heights. Just this last week, we have heard many cases of unruly and aggressive passengers getting out of control, including one incident in which the “unruly” passenger was a flight attendant himself. Social media platforms have exploded with raw videos…

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Iceland’s New Low Cost Carrier “Play Airlines” Reveals Their First Plane

Yesterday, Icelandic startup carrier “Play Airlines” revealed several images of their freshly painted Airbus A321neo registered TF-AEW. The images showed the exterior of the aircraft sporting a vibrant red color with the word “play” written in bold white letters across the fuselage, resembling the conceptual images of the plane released back in 2019. Play Airlines…

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Xwing Completes Demonstration Of A Fully Autonomous Gate-Gate Cargo Flight

A novel strategy to create planes that can fly themselves – The Wall Street Journal As the old adage goes “change is the only constant” – it only seems befitting, more so in the aviation industry now. Automation is, and has always been, inevitable with the industry trying to enhance security and reduce manual workforce which…

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Supersonic Air Travel Returning: United Orders 15 Supersonic Jets

This Thursday, United Airlines announced a purchase of 15 supersonic jets from the Denver-based start-up company Boom Technology. This news comes 18 years after the retirement of the Concorde and when commercial supersonic air travel was last in service. United’s proposal to buy these hyper-fast jets could finally bring supersonic air travel back into the…

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World’s Largest and Smartest Indoor Aerospace Facility

Strive for perfection in everything you do -Henry Royce ROLLS ROYCE has officially opened ”TESTBED 80” with the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, in Derby, UK. TESTBED 80 is touted to be the world’s largest and the smartest indoor aerospace testing facility. The project…

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United Airlines Plans To Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel By 2029

United Airlines has announced a firm order of 15 “Overture” jets from Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic, with an option for 35 more, contingent upon the new airliner meeting United’s safety, operating and sustainability requirements. Specifications The new supersonic jet by Boom Supersonic, dubbed Overture, promises the following: Passenger capacity: 65 – 88 Length: 205…

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Why Airlines are Converting Passenger Jets to Freighters?

The growth of air cargo, especially for e-commerce, implies a need for more than 1,500 aircrafts to be converted from Passenger to Freighter(P2F).

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AIRBUS A321XLR – Gamechanger in the World of Narrow Bodies

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit a severe blow to the economy worldwide and none has been hit as bad as the aviation industry. Not one to be put down, aircraft manufacturers have been looking for ways to beat around it and one such aerospace giant,Airbus, is already looking towards a new plane to help drive its…

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The 6 Most Dangerous Airports in the World

A regular flight is scary enough for some people. While planes are still one of the safest means of travel, some airports are just more challenging than others. Here are five of the most dangerous airports in the world: 1. Lukla Airport, Nepal It is said that passengers applaud upon landing at Lukla Airport. The…

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Birds Fly in Formation. Soon Would Airliners! Read on to Know Why

WHY DO BIRDS FLY IN FORMATION? First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. In this way, the birds can fly for a long time before…

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VTOL – The Concept Behind It and Why It Is the FutureVtol – The Concept Behind It and Why It Is the Future

A Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take-off and land vertically. This classification includes a variety of aircrafts including fixed-wing aircrafts as well as choppers and other aircrafts with powered rotors. Some VTOL aircraft can operate in other modes as well, such as CTOL (Conventional Take-Off and Landing), STOL (short take-off and landing), or STOVL (Short take-off and Vertical Landing). Others,…

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About the Largest Aircraft Carrier; the “Stratolaunch”

It is undoubtedly the largest aircraft in the world, working as a multi-tasking platform for research and commercial activities in aerospace. This plane allows the customers to launch their aerial projects in the hypersonic field. The design of the stratolaunch comprises a dual-fuselage and high-wing configuration in such a way releasing the payload from the…

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Stratolaunch Plane Flies For the Second Time Ever

On April 29th of last week, Stratolaunch, the world’s largest plane by wingspan, flew for its second time ever. The Stratolaunch plane took off from Mojave Air and Space Port at 10:28 AM and stayed in the air for 3 hours and 14 minutes before returning. It reached a maximum altitude of 14,000 feet and…

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Electrical Issues Found on Boeing 737 MAX

As the Boeing 737 MAX planes have been gradually reinstated into service this past year, another problem has emerged with the infamous aircraft. Just a couple of months after the FAA approved of the aircraft’s re-entry into service, Boeing has discovered a production error in several of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and has called for…

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The Emirates First Class Experience — A Whole New Level of Luxury

Emirates claims the title of the World’s Best Airline. Fittingly, the First Class cabin on Emirates Airlines is nonetheless a prestigious and luxurious flying experience – even being called the “hotel in the sky”. Emirates continues to surprise us in every way possible. From complete entertainment systems and gourmet meals to spas at 30,000 ft.,…

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Avelo Airlines: The New U.S. Carrier To Enter The Market

From its base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Avelo plans to start service on April 28 to underserved or secondary airports in the West using leased Boeing 737-800s. Tickets are now on sale at aveloair.com. Purpose & Aim Avelo has a simple purpose — to inspire travel. “People are ready to reconnect with family and…

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Why Environmental Activists Broke Into Paris Airport and Painted a Plane Green

Overview Last Friday, a group of nine climate change activists from the organization Greenpeace broke into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and painted an Air France 777-200ER green. The activists scaled the airport fence with ladders early in the morning and were able to gain access to the airport tarmac and vandalize the plane. The…

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FAA Grounds Multiple Boeing 777 Aircraft

Following the engine failure of United’s 777 last week, the FAA has requested an immediate grounding of all Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The particular engine comes with hollow fan blades, which are believed to be the cause for the incident last week. The FAA will be conducting thermal…

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Boeing 777 Engine Falls Apart Over Denver

This Saturday, a United Airlines flight experienced a severe engine failure shortly after taking off from Denver International Airport. The aircraft was performing flight UA328, a daily scheduled flight from Denver to Honolulu when the accident happened. The aircraft involved was a 26-year-old Boeing 777-200 registered as N772UA; it was the fifth Boeing 777 that…

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Will You Feel Safer Knowing That the Crew on Your Flight Are All Vaccinated?

Since the first vaccine against COVID19 appeared, all countries around the world were managing to compete to vaccinate their citizens. Airlines too, some airlines thought about vaccinating all of their work force and specially those who interacts with the passengers directly. Etihad’s operational crew are now vaccinated against COVID-19. It is the first airline to…

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The Revival of Ultralongrange Flights!

Introduction & History Since the starting days of aviation, the technology has improved and new records were often achieved; aircraft could reach higher altitudes, became faster, and could fly longer distances. When it comes to longer distances, there is no single definition. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a flight of more than 16…

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The Boeing 737 MAX 8 finally returns.

The 737 variant everybody feared, finally makes its return to the skies. Will it win the trust of airlines and the people back? Or will it still leave a trail of uncertainty? Let’s go through what happened and why things turned out the way they did. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 made its debut in…

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Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 missing.

Saturday, the 9th of January, a Boeing 737-500 operated by Sriwijaya Air has gone missing just four minutes after departing from Jakarta International Airport. The aircraft involved in the accident was a 26 year old Boeing 737-500 which was first delivered to Continental Airlines and then fell into the ownership of United after the two…

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Saudi Arabia Reopens Borders And Airspace With Qatar

This Monday evening, the nation of Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of its maritime borders and airspace with Qatar, normalizing the tensions between the two countries following a 3-year conflict. This is a major breakthrough and a huge step forward for the two countries. It is a significant event for the aviation industry in both…

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P-750 XSTOL

An aircraft model that with its capabilities and performance, could surprise us, The P-750 XSTOL.  A not so widely known aircraft, such as cessna´s or piper´s. However, this plane has many things to offer because of its multi-disciplinary roles, applications and variants whether it is freighter, passengers, Spraying, Fire Fighting, and skydive operations.

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The restrictions to UK (New Covid strain)

The new coronavirus strain is testing the borders in Europe and the world again, after the announcement made by UK’s government last Saturday that a new strain appeared to be spreading 70% faster than the other variants and the minister has canceled the planned five-day Christmas holiday that had been planned to be from the…

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Spirit Airlines Flight Skids Off Runway in Icy Conditions

Last Thursday on December 17th, 2020, a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore skid off the runway due to icy weather conditions. The flight, NK696, was operating a daily service between Las Vegas, Nevada to Baltimore, Maryland with an Airbus A320.The incident occurred just hours after the region was hit by a snowstorm…

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Flight on another planet (MARS)

Flights within the earth are possible taking into account our atmosphere composed of air. But when talking about flying through outer space or even an almost non-existent atmosphere or one that is composed of other gases like the planets in our solar system, propulsion methods and flight dynamics of the vehicles will be significantly affected.

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Emirates A380 updates

Emirates has recently welcomed their first of the three Airbus A380’s which will be joining up with the carrier’s operations this month. One of them will be featuring the premium economy product. Carriers within the Gulf region have been famous for not being fans of having premium economy seats on their aircraft, instead, they prefer…

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The anniversary of the dream of world flight

A normal day like today, 14 december, 1986, the Voyager aircraft departed from Edwards Air Force Base in the Southern California using approximately 4.3 km of runway and a huge amount of fuel to fulfill the world record endurance without re-fueling and go around the world. Setting a world record that remains today it is…

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Missile hit at Baghdad

In November 2003, Baghdad airport was the home to American troops in Iraq. The US Air force flew in daily to supply the troops and help at its best to help rebuild the country. Around and outside the airport are terrorists therefore Apache helicopters are deployed full time to check and eliminate any kind of…

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787 updates and more

For the past 24 months, the manufacturer Boeing has been consistently reducing its monthly production tally. While the reductions make sense, there is still a disappointment at the manufacturers announced later last week that in 2021 their current plan of production of six 787’s a month would be reduced once again. By 2021,the company will…

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The new prototype Irkut MC-21-310

By the beginning of November this year the first prototype of the MC-21-310 was completed and equipped with Russian engines PD-14. The introduction to the first flight will come true soon, relying on the multiple tests carried out, and the aircraft is in the final line of the assembly waiting for the flight tests that…

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EASA Establishes its conditions for return the 737 Max

Today on November 24, 2020 the European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) related to the return of the 737 Max to Europe Sky. As known by many the aircraft has been grounded for 20 months. So, the experts of the European agency have been working and closely following the case…

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Australia’s close call: Emirates flight 407

During the night of 20th of March of 2009, An Airbus A340 was to fly out of Melbourne to Dubai with 275 people on board. The flight was to depart Melbourne at 10:25 local time and the flight time was 14hrs 8mins. As the crew prepared for departure, the pilots were busy in the cockpit…

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Have you ever heard of the Airbus A321LR?

The A321 is a member of the A320 family of narrow-bodied, commercial passenger jet airliner with two engines. This specific type of aircraft was launched in 1994 after the A320 and carries 185-265 passengers. It has a common rating with all other A320’s made…..let us know how this plane is winning.

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QATAR A380’S. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

During the covid-19 pandemic the majority of the airlines operating the Airbus A380, including Qatar Airways, grounded the aircraft. But with travel demand increasing day by day and as countries loosen restrictions, we will have a look at the airlines plan for it’s A380 fleet.

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British Airways to retire its 747 fleet immediately.

The covid-19 pandemic has drastically reduced the demand for aircraft meaning that airlines don’t particularly need their older fleets of aircraft such as the 747. This week Qantas completed its last commercial flight before the aircraft are scrapped. However, last night a memo was sent to British Airways staff with the news of the airline…

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Subersonic flights are back!

50 years since the Concorde first took to the skies, a brand new supersonic jet is preparing for lift off.

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC TO RECEIVE £1 BILLION BAILOUT.

Virgin Atlantic is working to secure a deal worth £1 BN. The package includes a cash injection from Richard Branson, whom has previously stated that he is not able to provide any cash support to any of his airlines.

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INTERJET PREPARES ITSELF TO TAKE OFF UNDER NEW NORMAL

The world finds itself in the 5th month since the massive spread of the new COVID-19 virus, and the airlines sector is taking new movements to reactivate the normal operations under the new status quo known as “the new normal”. One of the airlines that is trying to survive the medical crisis is Interjet, the…

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Air France and Hop! Airlines willing to reduce their workforce due to medical crisis

Two days ago on July 3rd 2020, the news was released that Air France and Hop! airlines are taking into consideration reducing their operational staff to the quantity of 7,580 workers-at least until 2022. This is considered as a possible measure to resist and cope with the low demand in air transport produced by the…

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UK announces quarantine free countries

While the world is still working through the covid-19 pandemic, we are starting to make our way back to some form of normality.With that people are starting to want to travel again, so today we will be looking at the UK government’s list of countries that vistors can arrive from and not have to quarantine;…

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