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 fuselageContinue reading “Qatar Airways’ A350 Having Paint Issues?”
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 hasContinue reading “Lufthansa Retiring Last MD-11”
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 forContinue reading “Alaskan Start-up Airline ‘Northern Pacific’ Secures 6 Boeing 757s”
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 toContinue reading “Which Airlines Are Evacuating People From Afghanistan?”
Based on aerodynamics and fuel efficiency design. Nasa and Boeing are studying a concept design named Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), belonging to the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research program. Boeing has a configuration with an outstanding aerodynamic flying within Mach 0.70 – 0.80 (Transonic), a competitive speed similar to airliners. The wing plane comprises aContinue reading “TRANSONIC TRUSS-BRACED WING”
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 surfaceContinue reading “Update: Qatar Airways’ A350 Dispute with Airbus”
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 andContinue reading “Avianca Banks Partnering with United Airlines in Bankruptcy Exit Plan”
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 reachContinue reading “The Best Airlines of 2021”
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 forContinue reading “After a Bankruptcy Lawsuit Filed against It Garuda Indonesia Reaches Agreement to Return 9 Boeing 737-800s”
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.
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 inContinue reading “United Places Largest Aircraft Order in a Decade”
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 MAXContinue reading “New Boeing 737 MAX 10 Completes Its First Flight”
The feud over Airbus and Boeing is one of the longest-running battles in WTO(World Trade Organisation) history. It took a common threat for the US and Europe to finally put an end to their dispute this past week, as the two sides signed a five-year truce suspending tit-for-tat tariffs. While the United States and EuropeContinue reading “A 17 Year Old Dispute Comes to an End against a Common Rival”
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 videosContinue reading “The Rise Of Disruptive Passengers & The “No Fly” List”
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 AirlinesContinue reading “Iceland’s New Low Cost Carrier “Play Airlines” Reveals Their First Plane”
23 May 1848, Anklam Prussia, born and raised with his siblings, worked together on technical, social, and cultural projects. Then they started to study the flight of birds, dreaming with the idea or the fiction of human flight. After years of other studies in other fields and life situations, he got the idea for hisContinue reading “The only person able to fly”
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 whichContinue reading “Xwing Completes Demonstration Of A Fully Autonomous Gate-Gate Cargo Flight”
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 theContinue reading “Supersonic Air Travel Returning: United Orders 15 Supersonic Jets”
That’s one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind NEIL ARMSTRONG Who hasn’t dreamt of draping a superhero cape and flying through the sky like a superman as a child?! We all have and some of us still do. Well, it’s never too late to dream because, as surprising as it may sound, thereContinue reading “Float like an astronaut,fly like a superhero! – The ZERO-G experience”
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: 205Continue reading “United Airlines Plans To Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel By 2029”
To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything OTTO LILIENTHAL The future depends on the sustainable work we do today. Growing awareness of the global climatic crisis means people around the world are looking for more cleaner,cheaper and energy-efficient ways of moving from point A to point B.Though aviationContinue reading “The Future of Sustainable Air Travel May Be Closer Than We Think”
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).
It is “personal” because it has a crew capacity of one, only one person who is the pilot of the aircraft. Electric, low noise, capable of reaching a speed of 150 miles per hour, and how it works, it seems to be a fancy vehicle. The inventor, the aerospace engineer Mark Moore idealized the conceptContinue reading “The Puffin: A Personal Aircraft”
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 itsContinue reading “AIRBUS A321XLR – Gamechanger in the World of Narrow Bodies”
What is hydrogen aircraft? A hydrogen aircraft is an airplane that uses hydrogen as a power source. Hydrogen can either be burned in a jet engine, or any other kind of internal combustion engine. It can also be used to power a fuel cell to generate electricity to power a propellor. Unlike most aircrafts that use wings for storing fuel,Continue reading “Hydrogen Fuel Vs SAF(Sustainable Aviation Fuel)”
This summer of 2021, there has been a dramatic uptick in air travel and passenger demand in the aviation industry. Airports are much busier than they initially were at the beginning of the pandemic, and airlines are receiving increasingly more travelers. Parking lots at the airport are filling up with cars, and lines inside theContinue reading “Travel Demand Skyrockets This Summer”
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 beforeContinue reading “Birds Fly in Formation. Soon Would Airliners! Read on to Know Why”
When talking about Mach, it is pretty common to relate it with supersonic aircraft, but not always. This number of airflow velocity helps to determine the limits of the aircraft performance in terms of maximum airspeed. The critical Mach number (Mcr) is the lowest Mach number of the plane in which the speed of soundContinue reading “Critical Mach Number”
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 theContinue reading “About the Largest Aircraft Carrier; the “Stratolaunch””
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 andContinue reading “Stratolaunch Plane Flies For the Second Time Ever”
Airbus and Boeing prevail possessing a vast noteworthiness under competitive airline manufacturing industry around the globe. The duopoly owns the sky by composing 99% of global massive plane orders and those vast plane orders make up more than 90% of the total plane demand according to the Teal Group, an aerospace market analysis company. regionalContinue reading “Are Airbus and Boeing the Only Household Names in the Aviation Industry?”
The least popular variant of the 747 has been unexpectedly brought back into commercial service after being absent for almost 2 years. A few weeks ago, Iranian based carrier “Mahan Air” reactivated one of their old 747-300s after it had been on the ground since 2015. Only 81 747-300s were ever built, and almost allContinue reading “747-300 Returns to the Skies”
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 andContinue reading “Avelo Airlines: The New U.S. Carrier To Enter The Market”
“Mayday mayday mayday Thomson 253H, engine failure, continuing northwesterly, inbound towards Wallasey” Flight crew of Thomson 253H This radio message was sent from Thomson253H on 29.04.2007. The aircraft had 233 persons on board. You might imagine the situation this aircraft was in and the level of distress they were facing. Luckily, not all radio messagesContinue reading “Emergency calls”
Everyone has ever heard about the Murphy’s Law or probably is familiar to people who has mentioned it. And everyone knows that this law is neither positive nor optimistic. In fact, the law says something that at first glance gives you some pessimism. The Murphy´s Law states “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.Continue reading “What’s behind the Murphy’s Law?”
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. TheContinue reading “Why Environmental Activists Broke Into Paris Airport and Painted a Plane Green”
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 thermalContinue reading “FAA Grounds Multiple Boeing 777 Aircraft”
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 thatContinue reading “Boeing 777 Engine Explodes Apart Over Denver”
Background Information Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 777-9x, is part of the new generation of twin-engine widebody jets and was first announced in 2013 in response to the Airbus A350. The flagship aircraft is marketed as the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine aircraft, combining features of the Boeing 787 and iconic Boeing 777. It featuresContinue reading “Uncertain Future For The 777x”
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 toContinue reading “Will You Feel Safer Knowing That the Crew on Your Flight Are All Vaccinated?”
The Airbus A320 family has undoubtedly a wide range of members, visible at any airport. Some of us can see an Airbus and easily identify it whether it’s an A320, A321 or A318. They have their differences, in the structure, size, and of course, the performance. But what if you see an A320, the variantContinue reading “What’s Behind A320-xxx Model Designation?”
Last year, thousands of airline pilots were furloughed and suspended from their jobs due to the novel coronavirus. Many of these employees went through hard times and struggled to make a living during the pandemic last year. With improvements in this new year, numerous airline pilots are finally returning to the skies after a dramaticContinue reading “The Pandemic is Diminishing Pilots’ Flying Abilities”
Airline alliances have been around for a couple of decades now, and they have proven to be great marketing strategies for the aviation industry. Airline alliances bring together several different airlines around the world and encourage travelers to fly with these airlines by offering certain perks. This benefits not only the travelers, but also theContinue reading “The 3 Airline Alliances: SkyTeam, Star Alliance, Oneworld”
Have you ever wondered where pets go when you bring them on an airplane? If passengers are not allowed to have pets in the main cabin, where do they go? People are usually concerned about several different things, such as the engine noise, temperature, and other factors, when they bring their furry little friends ontoContinue reading “How Do Pets Travel In Airplanes?”
Navy Strategy, the need of a supersonic interceptor plane in time when Jet engines were not as advanced as now. The need of an aircraft that could take off from the sea or a floating deck. There were many options and ideas that came up, planes powered with propellers were still being used in aircraftContinue reading “Convair Sea Dart (The only supersonic seaplane)”
With the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine and a possible end to this pandemic in 2021, is the aviation industry finally making a comeback in this new year? The answers are uncertain right now, but in this article, we will try to analyze and predict the future of the aviation industry. Last year, the aviationContinue reading “Will Aviation Make a Return in 2021?”
“This is the Captain” the captain’s voice said over the intercom, “Brace for impact!”. A hush fell over the passengers. They thought they were going to die as the flight attendants were screaming: “Brace! Brace! Brace! Heads down! Stay down!”
The United kingdom´s strategic nuclear strike force, officially known as the V-force or Bomber Command Main Force was formed by the Royal Air Force, during the 1950s and 1960s. They used the three aircraft that represented the V`s. The Vickers Valiant, Avro Vulcan and Handley Page Victor, one aircraft with a striking shape. These aircraftContinue reading “V bombers”
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 bothContinue reading “Saudi Arabia Reopens Borders And Airspace With Qatar”
A flying saucer made for the U.S. military, devised in the Cold War (period 1958-1959) by Canadian Scientists, was a completely top secret project. Avro Canada, a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company, designed and built two prototypes of this aircraft, under the funding of the U.S. military that believed on an “alien” looking plane. At thoseContinue reading “Flying Saucer “Avrocar””
Colonel Merryl Tengesdal, born in the Bronx, New York, in 1971 was the first and only African American woman to fly the United States Air Force’s U-2 spy plane, the unique and famous aircraft used to spy and reconnaissance flown in the Cold War over the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, and Cuba. Merryl overcame andContinue reading “The first woman to Fly the U-2 spy plane”
A weirdly shaped, not very aesthetic plane that looks like a saucer that can never fly. This is the Vought V-173, an American prototype with a circular airfoil with large-diameter propellers on the wingtips.
The earth is always pulling us to its centre with its gravity, a force to which all bodies on the planet are subjected to. In the beginning of the space program of United States, reduced gravity was an important matter on the general body behavior, making this study as a key on space exploration andContinue reading “Weightless route flight”
260 years of unsolved and unknown regime of high speed dynamics of gases were broken with the significant flight of the Bell X-1 research vehicle installed under the B-29 bomber of World War II vintage, on October 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert in California.
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 theContinue reading “The restrictions to UK (New Covid strain)”
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 snowstormContinue reading “Spirit Airlines Flight Skids Off Runway in Icy Conditions”
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 preferContinue reading “Emirates A380 updates”
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 isContinue reading “The anniversary of the dream of world flight”
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 ofContinue reading “Missile hit at Baghdad”
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 thatContinue reading “The new prototype Irkut MC-21-310”
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 caseContinue reading “EASA Establishes its conditions for return the 737 Max”
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 cockpitContinue reading “Australia’s close call: Emirates flight 407”
An airplane comes into life after a phase of high technology production which includes research and engineering designs able to respond to commercial and environmental needs. Normally, it takes a long time and production can last even up to a decade!Once the parts are designed and built, they are assembled and, usually, the main manufacturersContinue reading “How planes live”
The morning of July 15th, an airplane of Etihad Airways coming from the United Arab Emirates landed at Mexico City’s International Airport. The aircraft was carrying medical equipment and supplies intended to the medical authorities to attend the COVID-19 patients and mexican citizens previously stranded in the arab country.
50 years since the Concorde first took to the skies, a brand new supersonic jet is preparing for lift off.
Islamabad, Pakistan – On Wednesday the 24th of June 2020, Pakistan’s Aviation Ministry revealed the most extraordinary and terrible story in the aviation history: “Almost 1 in 3 of civilian pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses and are not qualified to fly”!
Saturday May 31, at 10:16 a.m. EDT, a falcon 9 rocket lifted off from launchpad 39A at Kennedy space center in Florida. However, this was no ordinary falcon 9, this was the first ever one with a human crew on board! Making history for the first time ever on a commercial vehicle.
The aviation industry is going through a very tough time nowadays due to the global spread of the corona virus, and with its negative repercussions on the aviation industry, demand is at an all time low for air travel. Analysts say that the current effect is larger that the aftermaths of 9/11 and the 2008Continue reading “Emirates declares the Airbus A380 as “over””
May 2020: The corona virus pandemic has reached more than 4 Million cases world-wide and the need for medical supplies has reached an all time peak. Correspondingly, the need for cargo flights have skyrocketed as well.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the idea of wearing face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a temporary procedure to prevent from the spread of CoronaVirus (COVID19) when people return to traveling by air.
COVID-19 has proven to be a tumultuous time for people worldwide. In their effort to keep people safe, certain airlines have instituted new policies which include passengers having to wear a mask when flying aboard their aircraft and transitting through the airport.
The year 2020 has not been kind to the aviation industry so far, it’s only march and aviation movement around the world is grounding to a halt due to the effects of the widely spreading corona virus (COVID-2019).
December 2019 marked the spread of the deadly corona virus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Ever since, a global epidemic has began and it is affecting our beloved aviation industry.
On the 25th of January 2020, after months of delays and issues, Boeing’s newly developed 777-9X aircraft took on the sky for the first time. The 777-9X is the world’s longest and largest twin engine airliner. It is also the widest twin engine wide body aircraft as well. The aircraft is intended to replace theContinue reading “The new Boeing 777X”
November 2019: The Dubai airshow (DAS) ended last Thursday being a huge win for Airbus over Boeing over new orders and deliveries. In this article, you’ll find a complete list of all aircraft orders at DAS as well as some analysis and aircraft displays. Let’s start with the Airbus line up on display at theContinue reading “Dubai Air Show 2019”