TRANSONIC TRUSS-BRACED WING

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”

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 surfaceContinue reading “Update: Qatar Airways’ A350 Dispute with Airbus”

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 reachContinue reading “The Best Airlines of 2021”

The Jet Age and Pan Am

The 1950s saw the world’s first commercial aircraft to be powered by jet engines. This was the start of the Jet Age. It was only until the late 1960s that turbine-powered aircraft became a common sight, this was because Boeing, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers at that time and still today, introduced theContinue reading “The Jet Age and Pan Am”

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 inContinue reading “United Places Largest Aircraft Order in a Decade”

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

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 theContinue reading “Supersonic Air Travel Returning: United Orders 15 Supersonic Jets”

Aerospace Medicine

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of suffering trauma or a pathology while flying? Almost everyone has experienced emotional sensations and behavior not very normal when flying by plane at some point whether on take-off or landing. You probably have felt or faced this. Imagine the sensations while flying in helicopters, racing aircraft orContinue reading “Aerospace Medicine”

Boeing B797 in the Making?

In 2015, Boeing determined the market was large enough to launch a new design. In 2017, multiple airlines expressed interest in a composite, seven-abreast twin-aisle with an elliptical cross-section. The new aircraft, which would likely have been named the Boeing 797, would be available in two versions: a 225-seater with a 5,000 mi (9,300 km) range and a 275-seater with aContinue reading “Boeing B797 in the Making?”

Travel Demand Skyrockets This Summer

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”

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 theContinue reading “About the Largest Aircraft Carrier; the “Stratolaunch””

Which Planes Are Used for Short, Medium, and Long Haul Flights?

Have you ever wondered which type of aircraft you were going to be flying on when travelling? Were you going to fly on a relatively large plane or a small one? The answer depends on the type of route you were travelling on. Aircraft are specifically designed to operate routes of a certain distance, soContinue reading “Which Planes Are Used for Short, Medium, and Long Haul Flights?”

How to Find the Cheapest Airfares

Searching for the cheapest airfares online can be a long and difficult process for many flyers. Finding a cheap price and a good deal for your airfares could take hours of searching and it could impede your travel plans. Whether it’s the cheapest ticket or the most worth-it, almost everyone wishes to find the bestContinue reading “How to Find the Cheapest Airfares”

Uncertain Future For The 777x

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”

What’s Behind A320-xxx Model Designation?

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?”

ATA 100 (Aeronautical Maintenance Documentation)

As known, ATA stands for “Air Transport Association”, an American organization. But when talking about it now, ATA 100 refers to a methodology of reference for numbering the aircraft documentation. Allowing the ease of understanding the procedures and topics of a specific item or part of the aircraft. Within the aviation field, this numbering systemContinue reading “ATA 100 (Aeronautical Maintenance Documentation)”

ISAGO and How It Should Work Out

A ground handler is subject of many audits. These audits are performed internally, but also from an external partner such as the regulator, the airport, syndicates, or an airline. As it is not possible (and also not wished) to avoid all audits, they do consume a lot of time, personel involvement and, in the end,Continue reading “ISAGO and How It Should Work Out”

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.

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 theContinue reading “The restrictions to UK (New Covid strain)”

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.

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 preferContinue reading “Emirates A380 updates”

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 isContinue reading “The anniversary of the dream of world flight”

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 willContinue reading “787 updates and more”

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 thatContinue reading “The new prototype Irkut MC-21-310”

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 caseContinue reading “EASA Establishes its conditions for return the 737 Max”

Planes, almost all painted White

White, the colour of most planes are painted. When looking at a ramp at an airport, the fact is clearly evident. The reason airlines choose this is because of several factors ranging from the cost to operational conditions.

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.

Airbus A350 VS. Boeing 787

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected air travel and airline industry. These effects eventually quickened the retirement of the 4 engines airliners such as the 747 and the A380. Those aircraft were always known for its features of its long-haul flights. And nowadays, Airbus A350 & Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft becomingContinue reading “Airbus A350 VS. Boeing 787”

Is it safe to fly an airplane nowadays?

Nowadays, the globe is undergoing extraordinary conditions-ones that were never experienced before! These conditions are especially tough on the aviation and airlines industry; but with travel demand increasing day by day and as countries loosen restrictions, airlines and airplane manufacturers are mounting a major push to build confidence among travellers.

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 airlineContinue reading “British Airways to retire its 747 fleet immediately.”

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.

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, theContinue reading “INTERJET PREPARES ITSELF TO TAKE OFF UNDER NEW NORMAL”

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 theContinue reading “Air France and Hop! Airlines willing to reduce their workforce due to medical crisis”

How Can You Recognize the Type of a Commercial Airplane (Wide Body Airplanes) [Boeing]

Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes of different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing infront of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?

Airbus A320 Replacement by 2030

Along with the announcement of the €15 billon aid package for the French aviation sector, the French government has revealed that it will be heavily backing the development of a “zero carbon” aircraft. A replacement for the A320 by 2030Working towards a carbon neutral aircraft will be a challenge for France and Airbus. However, itContinue reading “Airbus A320 Replacement by 2030”

How Can You Recognize the Type of a Commercial Airplane (Wide Body Airplanes) [Airbus]

Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes of different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing infront of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?

How Can You Recognize the Type of a Commercial Airplane (Narrow Body Airplanes) [Airbus & Boeing]

Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes with different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing infront of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?

The Antonov AN255 helping to fight the Corona virus pandemic

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.

IATA Recommends mandatory face-coverings for passengers and masks for crew.

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.

The Phonetic Aviation Alphabet

Have you ever listened to a conversation between a pilot and the air traffic controller (ATC) during a flight? If yes, then for sure you noticed that they mention strange words in their conversations Like ‘Romeo’, ‘Juliet’ and ‘Hotel’ for example! But why they are saying this in their flight?! Of course you know ourContinue reading “The Phonetic Aviation Alphabet”

South African Airways Nears Collapse With Plans to Retrench All Staff

South African Airways (SAA) has been a hot topic in the will-they-won’t-they collapse conversation. The Business Rescue Partners (BRP’s) requested a ZAR 10 Billion bailout from the South African Government-which was denied. As such, the BRP’s have stated that they intend to begin proceedings on retrenching their entire staff by the end of this month.

25 Million Jobs at Risk with Airline Shutdown.

On the 7th of April, Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA)-released a new analysis showing that 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with the plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis.

A clearer look on the career of a flight engineer.

Have you ever been on an airplane and wondered how many people are needed to operate this aircraft? Perhaps a pilot, a co-pilot, flight attendants and maybe a relief pilot for longer flights? Well, there’s also an unsung hero in this whole story and he’s the flight engineer. In this article we’ll explore his roleContinue reading “A clearer look on the career of a flight engineer.”

The new Boeing 777X

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”