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Saudia Group Orders the Largest-Ever Aircraft Deal in Saudi Aviation History

Saudia Group announced the biggest aircraft order in the kingdom’s history. The agreement, signed with European aviation giant Airbus on the sidelines of the Future Aviation Forum 2024, signifies a major step forward in realizing the ambitious goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030. The historic deal entails the acquisition of 105 Airbus A320neo and A321neo […]

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Why the A380 Found a Home at Emirates?

The Airbus A380 promised revolutionary passenger comfort and record-breaking capacity. Airlines flocked to the superjumbo initially, but many have since sent their A380s to an early retirement. Yet, one airline, Emirates, continues to champion the A380, making it the backbone of its fleet. What has allowed Emirates to succeed where others failed? The answer lies […]

IndiGo Orders 30 Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

IndiGo has placed an order with Airbus for 30 A350-900 aircraft, marking a pivotal shift towards long-haul international travel. This strategic move signifies IndiGo’s ambitious plans to capitalize on the burgeoning Indian aviation market and establish itself as a major global player. The order comes amidst India’s meteoric rise as the world’s fastest-growing aviation market. […]

Emirates Unveils the First 9 Destinations for its Brand-New A350 Aircraft

Emirates has unveiled the initial destinations that will be graced by its brand-new A350 aircraft, set to enter service in September 2024. With ten A350s expected to join the fleet by March 2025, the airline said that it will elevate passenger experiences on short and medium-haul routes across the Middle East, West Asia, and Europe. […]

Qantas’ Oldest A380 Returns to Commercial Service

Qantas’ first A380, VH-OQA, has returned to commercial service. This aircraft, 16.2 years old and the 14th A380 to be manufactured, carries the Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 014. Analysis of ch-aviation data indicates that the units MSN001 through MSN013 are either scrapped, preserved, or currently not in operation. Thus, VH-OQA is now the oldest A380 […]

Boeing and Airbus Discuss Splitting Operations of Key Supplier Spirit AeroSystems

Boeing and Airbus are reportedly in talks to divide the operations of their top supplier, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. This potential agreement comes in the wake of Spirit AeroSystems facing financial challenges, prompting discussions around restructuring the company’s operations to ensure stability and efficiency in the supply chain for both aerospace giants. Spirit AeroSystems is […]

Breaking: A Ground Collision Causes Serious Damage to an Emirates A380

A collision occurred at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, today, (March 27, 2024) involving a truck and an Emirates Airbus A380. The Emirates-operated A380, registered A6-EDM, 13 years old was preparing for flight EK134 to Dubai when it was struck by a Mercedes truck, resulting in damage to the aircraft’s undercarriage. The flight EK133 had previously landed […]

Korean Air Orders 33 Airbus A350 Aircraft

Korean Air has disclosed its plans to enter into a significant contract with Airbus, for the purchase of 33 Airbus A350 aircraft. This acquisition encompasses both the -900 and -1000 variants of the A350. With this new order, Korean Air’s future deliveries will exceed 140 aircraft. In a recent statement, Korean Air announced its intention […]

Japan Airlines Orders 42 Aircraft from Boeing and Airbus

Japan Airlines has placed an order for 42 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, which includes the Airbus A350-900, Airbus A321neo, and Boeing 787-9 models. This order represents the airline’s first purchase of a non-Boeing narrowbody aircraft. The distribution of the order consists of 32 Airbus and 10 Boeing aircraft, with deliveries expected to start in […]

Boeing 757 and Airbus A321…Which is Better?

The Boeing 757 and Airbus A321 are similar aircraft, but which one is the superior choice for airlines and freight operators? Let’s find out in this article. Variants First, let’s start out with the variants. The B757 has two main variants: The 757-200 and the 757-300. There are also cargo variants based on the 757-200, […]

American Airlines Orders Major Orders with Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer

American Airlines, currently holding the title for the largest fleet size worldwide, is set to expand further. The airline has placed an order for 260 new aircraft, with additional options and purchase rights for 193 more planes. In the previous year, the airline incorporated 31 new aircraft into its mainline fleet, including 17 Boeing 737 […]

Air France Flight 296: The Demonstration flight that Turned Into a Disaster!

On June 26, 1988, Air France Flight 296, a demonstration flight of the Airbus A320, ended in disaster at the Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport in France. This incident serves as a somber reminder of the risks involved in aviation and the importance of thorough safety protocols. Purpose of the demonstration and accident The demonstration flight was part […]

Will Airbus Make an A380neo?

Introduced in 2007, the Airbus A380 was initially hailed as a groundbreaking aircraft for the long-haul sector, offering unmatched capacity due to its double-decker configuration. So, as with many other aircraft types, will Airbus make another version of the a380, like an a380neo or a380plus? However, the relevance of the Airbus A380 in the evolving […]

The Airbus’ ZEROe Project: Everything You Need to Know

Following the recent achievement in validating the hydrogen fuel cell system, named the ‘iron pad,’ Airbus plans to implement this fuel cell propulsion system on its ZEROe test aircraft, an Airbus A380 with the registration F-WWOW. This in-flight testing is scheduled for 2026. In June 2023, Airbus’ team accomplished a significant milestone by testing the […]

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Air Belgium is Retiring Airbus A330neo Fleet Due to Engine Problems

Belgian news outlets today reported that Air Belgium is set to retire its two A330neo aircraft, attributing the decision to persistent engine problems and unproductive negotiations with Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer. The financially troubled Air Belgium has recently been in the news in Belgium following a local court’s decision to extend its Judicial Reorganisation Procedure […]

Wings India 2024: Hyderabad Gears Up for the Largest Civil Aviation Event in Asia

Hyderabad is abuzz with excitement as it prepares to host Wings India 2024, a highly anticipated aviation extravaganza. The meticulously organized event by the Civil Aviation Ministry in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) stands out as one of Asia’s most significant civil aviation air shows. Scheduled to take […]

Delta Air Lines Orders 20 Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has taken a significant step in modernizing its fleet by placing its first order for 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. This order introduces a new aircraft type to Delta’s already diverse fleet. Christian Scherer, the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft business, expressed gratitude for Delta’s trust in Airbus solutions. Delta, known […]

United Airlines Airbus A319 Makes an Emergency Landing Due to a Door Warning Alert

A United Airlines Airbus A319 traveling from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) earlier this week was forced to divert and make an emergency landing due to a door warning alert. The light showed in the cockpit immediately after the flight took off, resulting in a two-hour delay. The incident occurred on […]

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Investigation Begins in Haneda Airport Collision

The investigation work has begun looking into the devastating collision at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport involving a Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 and a Japanese Coast Guard De Havilland Canada-8-Q300, also referred to as the MA722 Mizunagi-1. This tragic incident resulted in the loss of five lives onboard the Coast Guard aircraft, with Japanese authorities now deeply […]

What’s The Story Behind JetBlue’s Nose Gear Incident?

On September 21, 2005, 18 years ago, a JetBlue flight from Burbank to New York City had to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident was brought on by the nose gear failing. But what transpired that day? Let’s look at it more. JetBlue operates flight 292 regularly between Bob Hope […]

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Air India Welcomes First Airbus A350

Air India has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the first airline in the country to operate this advanced widebody aircraft. The A350-900, registered as VT-JRA, landed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, marking a significant step in Air India’s fleet modernization journey. This event follows months of meticulous preparation and regulatory approvals […]

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easyJet Orders 157 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

easyJet has taken a significant step in its fleet renewal and upgauging strategy by confirming a substantial order of 157 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This firm order, which has received shareholder approval, is a blend of 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft. It also includes the conversion of an existing order for 35 A320neo into […]

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Lufthansa Group Orders 200 Aircraft

Lufthansa Group has marked a significant expansion in its fleet with the order of 200 aircraft, valued at $9 billion at list prices. This order, encompassing 80 firm orders and 120 options, spans three distinct aircraft families: the Airbus A220, Airbus A320neo, and Boeing 737 MAX. The delivery of these aircraft is scheduled between 2026 […]

Japan Airlines has Received its First Airbus A350-1000

In a remarkable display of Japanese innovation, Japan Airlines (JAL) has recently taken delivery of its new A350-1000 aircraft, setting a new standard for in-flight luxury and passenger experience. Revolutionizing In-Flight Entertainment: JAL’s Headset-Free Experience. JAL’s groundbreaking in-flight entertainment system is a first-of-its-kind innovation that eliminates the need for traditional headsets. Passengers can now enjoy […]

Air India’s Substantial Airbus Order Has Experienced Significant Alterations: More A350-900s and A321 neos

Air India has recently announced significant modifications to its Airbus aircraft order, signaling a strategic shift in its fleet composition. The adjustments showcase a nuanced approach, emphasizing the acquisition of more A350-900s and A321neos to meet the airline’s evolving operational requirements. Balancing Widebody Fleet: In a noteworthy move, Air India has restructured its widebody aircraft […]

Avolon Orders100 Extra Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Avolon, the renowned international aircraft leasing company, has made a significant move in the aviation industry by placing a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft. This substantial order brings Avolon’s total A321neo count to an impressive 190, solidifying its position as a key player in the single-aisle aircraft market. The deal not only reinforces […]

Cathay Pacific Expands Cargo Fleet with Airbus A350F Purchase

Hong Kong’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, has made a significant stride in expanding its cargo division, Cathay Cargo, by signing a purchase agreement for six Airbus A350F aircraft. This move positions the A350F as a central element in Cathay Pacific’s future fleet, enhancing the airline’s operational efficiency across its extensive network. The acquisition of the […]

Alaska Airlines to Acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 Billion

On Sunday, Alaskan Airlines announced its plans to buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion. This announcement comes after a series of struggles for Hawaiian Airlines in recent years. Hawaiian Airlines has struggled to recover from the pandemic, posting net losses every year since 2020. This year, Hawaiian Airlines has also been dealing with a decrease […]

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Before the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777, What Did Emirates fly?

The story of Emirates’ fleet begins much humbler than the image of the vast hub carrier it’s known as today. Commencing operations in October 1985, Emirates’ initial flights to Karachi and Mumbai were on a much smaller scale, utilizing an Airbus A300 and a Boeing 737-300, both loaned from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). This marked […]

Dubai Airshow 2023 Final Recap

The Dubai Airshow 2023 has concluded after being a focal point for major aviation deals, with several airlines and lessors announcing significant orders with leading manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing, and ATR. While the initial days of the airshow were bustling with activity and big announcements, the latter part of the event entered a quieter phase. […]

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Fleet with Additional Airbus A350-900s

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flagship carrier of Ethiopia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 11 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This agreement, announced at the Dubai Airshow, elevates Ethiopian Airlines’ total A350 order book and commitments to 33 aircraft, which includes four A350-1000s. The addition of these new A350-900s solidifies Ethiopian Airlines’ status as Africa’s […]

Dubai Airshow 2023 Day 1 Roundup

Day one of the Dubai Airshow 2023 has been a bustling hub of activity, marked by significant deals and strategic partnerships. The show, which runs from November 13-17, is renowned as the largest aerospace and defense event in the Middle East and has attracted global attention for the substantial aircraft orders expected to be announced. […]

airBaltic Secures Major Airbus A220-300 Order at Dubai Airshow 2023

Latvian carrier airBaltic has made a significant move at the Dubai Airshow 2023, placing the first Airbus order of the event. The airline signed a firm agreement to purchase 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, along with purchase rights for an additional 20. This order is a pivotal step in airBaltic’s growth strategy, aiming to expand its […]

Akbar Al Baker Steps Down as CEO of Qatar Airways After 26 Years

After steering Qatar Airways for more than a quarter-century, Akbar Al Baker, known for his outspoken and often controversial views, is stepping down as the airline’s CEO. His last day in office will be November 5th, according to recent reports. Al Baker has faced numerous challenges during his long stint as CEO. From navigating the […]

FAA Investigation on the health of 4800 Army Veteran Pilots (Including 600 Airline pilots)

FAA Medical history form. (Washington Post) An exclusive reportage from the Washington Post reveals that about 5000 pilots (including 600 airline pilots) are under investigation from the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) as they did hide the fact that they were receiving benefits related to mental health issues and other severe medical conditions that might render […]

United Airlines Expands Fleet with 60 More Airbus A321neos

United Airlines has recently announced an order for 60 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft. This move is a significant part of the airline’s “United Next” initiative, aimed at integrating new, state-of-the-art aircraft into its global fleet. With this new order, United’s direct purchase commitment from Airbus now stands at 180 A321 aircraft, including previous orders of […]

Airbus Unveils New Automated A321XLR Equipping Hangar in Hamburg

Airbus marked a significant step in its journey towards modernization and ramped-up production with the official opening of its new automated A321XLR equipping hangar in Hamburg. The inauguration was graced by Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher, and the German Aerospace Coordinator, Anna Christmann. Stepping Up Production Airbus aims to ramp up the production rate for […]

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American Airlines Airbus A319 Diverts to Memphis After Engine Shutdown: An In-Depth Look

An American Airlines Airbus A319, operated by Fort Worth-based American Airlines, encountered engine problems mid-flight, resulting in an emergency landing at Memphis International Airport. The incident occurred during a scheduled flight from Memphis to Phoenix and necessitated the presence of emergency responders. Details of the Incident On Wednesday, August 16th, Flight AA1182, with registration N821AW, […]

Flight Review: SAS A320neo London Heathrow to Stockholm Arlanda

On July 19th, I flew on Scandinavian Airlines System for the first time. My expectations had been set quite low, having flown with only European budget airlines since the start of this year. As expected, my expectations were completely exceeded when I flew with SAS, a brilliant first experience to say the least. Introduction Route […]

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Punctuality Report for June 2023:  Avianca Emerges as Global Winner, LOT Tops Europe

Cirium, a company that provides aviation data and insights, regularly publishes a report on the on-time performance (OTP) of airlines worldwide. In this report, they define “on-time” as flights that arrive at the gate within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time. They calculate the percentage of completed flights that meet this criterion as a […]

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Aviation in Numbers: CAE, Airbus, and Boeing Projections

CAE has published its last report: 1.3 million new employees will be needed by 2032. Boeing and Airbus have done the same. According to the main stakeholders in the aviation industry, in the coming years, many jobs will be created due to the growth and expansion of airline carriers and airports. Pilots (Captains and first […]

Airbus Reports Strong Performance for Half-Year (H1) 2023

Airbus SE has reported consolidated financial results for the first half (H1) of 2023, demonstrating strong performance across its operations despite a complex operational environment. Strong Performance Despite Complex Environment “During the first half of 2023, we progressed well across our businesses in an operational environment that remains complex. Our commercial aircraft are in strong […]

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Qatar Airways Receives 24th Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 24th Airbus A350-1000 and 58th A350 overall on July 21st. The aircraft, which has been in storage for much of its pre-delivery time, had surface degradation issues that Airbus and Qatar Airways needed to resolve before it could be delivered. Delivery Details and Test Flights The A350-1000 registered […]

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Saudia Unveils Retro Livery for New Airbus A321neo

Saudia’s newest Airbus A321neo has been spotted with a new retro-inspired livery after leaving the paint shop. The next-generation narrowbody has been painted in colors much like one of Saudia’s Dreamliners that was seen earlier this month. The livery features horizontal green and blue stripes across the length of a white fuselage, along with Saudi […]

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Air Tanzania’s Impounded A220 Returns Home after 7 Months In The Netherlands

Air Tanzania’s Airbus A220-300, registered as 5H-TCH, has returned to Dar es Salaam after being impounded in the Netherlands for over seven months. The aircraft was seized in December 2022 following a dispute between the Tanzanian government and a Swedish energy company, EcoEnergy Limited. The company had won a $165 million lawsuit against the Tanzanian […]

Icelandair Places Firm Order for 13 Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Keflavik, Iceland – Icelandair, the principal airline of Iceland, has placed a firm order for 13 Airbus A321XLRs, making the airline a new Airbus customer. In addition to this, the airline plans to lease four A321LRs. The A321XLR’s extended range will allow Icelandair to capture new market opportunities, reduce operating costs, support sustainability targets, and […]

Viva Aerobus Signs MoU for 90 Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, Viva Aerobus, has made a major stride in its international and domestic growth strategy by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 90 A321neo aircraft. The MoU would raise the airline’s order book to 170 aircraft from the A320 Family. Youngest Fleet in Latin America “These 90 A321neo 240-seater aircraft will allow […]

Final and Sixth Beluga XL Rolls Out at Airbus

Airbus has rolled out the sixth and last of its Beluga XL freighters at the production facility in Toulouse, France. Based on the A330-200 platform and boasting a special livery, this plane joins a quintet of similar aircraft assisting Airbus in meeting production schedules at its various plants across the globe. The Final Super Transporter […]

Global Airlines to Acquire Three More Airbus A380s

Global Airlines is set to expand its fleet with the acquisition of three more Airbus A380s, taking the total number of these superjumbos to four. The startup carrier is now gearing up to outfit these aircraft and bring them back into service, in time for the launch of its transatlantic operations in spring 2024. The […]

Paris Airshow 2023: Day 4 Roundup

The first three days of the Paris Airshow 2023 saw a flurry of activity, with airlines ordering aircraft of different capacities. However, the fourth day was marked by the announcement of thrilling deals focusing on the sustainability aspect of the aviation industry’s future. Here’s a roundup of the day’s highlights: Airbus and LanzaJet Collaborate to […]

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Airbus and LanzaJet Collaborate to Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, and LanzaJet, a sustainable fuels technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address the aviation sector’s sustainability needs through the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The MOU aims to accelerate the certification and adoption of 100% drop-in SAF, which enables existing aircraft to fly without using […]

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Paris Airshow 2023: Day 3 Roundup

Day 3 of the Paris Airshow 2023 was another day filled with exciting news and announcements. Here’s a roundup of the day’s highlights: Avolon Orders 20 Airbus A330neo Aircraft to Meet Growing Widebody Demand Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, has placed an order for 20 Airbus A330neo aircraft. The order is a strategic move […]

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Airbus Announces Winners of A350F Livery Design Competition

Airbus has announced the winners of its A350F livery design competition, which attracted thousands of entries from around the world. The winners, John Feehan from Dublin, Ireland, and brothers Quinnten and Ellisten Iversen from Calgary, Canada, were chosen for their similar packaging-inspired designs, which were combined to create the final winning livery design for the […]

Philippine Airlines Expands Fleet with Airbus A350-1000 Order

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has stepped up its game by finalizing a deal with Airbus for the firm order of nine A350-1000 long-range aircraft. The much-anticipated agreement was officially sealed at the Paris Air Show, under the approving gaze of numerous aviation industry heavyweights. PAL’s decision to add Airbus A350-1000 to their fleet forms part of […]

IndiGo Places Record Order for 500 A320 Family Aircraft at Paris Air Show

In a historic move at the Paris Air Show 2023, IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, has confirmed an order for 500 A320 Family aircraft. This record-breaking single purchase agreement takes IndiGo’s total order with Airbus to 1,330, making it the world’s biggest A320 Family customer. The Historic Order IndiGo The monumental purchase agreement […]

Paris Airshow: flynas Expands Fleet with 30 More A320neo Family Aircraft

In a significant development announced at the Paris Airshow, Saudi Arabia’s flynas, a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 30 new A320neo Family aircraft. This move takes the airline’s total order with Airbus to 120 A320neo aircraft, including 10 A321XRLs, underscoring its ambitious plans for expansion. […]

The Paris Airshow: A Global Stage for Diplomacy

The Paris Airshow is one of the world’s largest and most important aviation events. Held every two years, the airshow attracts representatives from over 100 countries and showcases the latest in aircraft technology. In addition to being a showcase for new aircraft, the Paris Airshow is also a forum for international cooperation and understanding. Promoting […]

Emirates Airline Chief Advocates for Airbus A380neo

The aviation industry is always evolving, and Emirates Airline is at the forefront of this change. Sir Tim Clark, the chief of Emirates Airline, has reiterated his call for Airbus to develop a re-engined A380neo. He believes that the addition of a next-generation powerplant could deliver fuel-burn savings of up to 25%. The Need for […]

Airbus Secures 70 New Orders Ahead of Paris Air Show

In the high-stakes world of aerospace, the Paris Air Show is the stage where giants flex their muscles. As the world’s largest and most influential aerospace event prepares to return after a four-year hiatus, Airbus SE is already stealing the spotlight. The company has announced a significant boost to its order book with 70 new […]

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Bulgaria Air’s Airbus A220: Latest-Generation Addition to Fleet

Bulgaria Air now proudly hosts the Airbus A220 in its fleet, marking an important step towards greener aviation. The A220’s attributes of operational flexibility, unrivaled comfort, and reduced emissions make it a sought-after choice for airlines working towards more efficient and sustainable aircraft operations. With the addition of Bulgaria Air’s Airbus A220, passengers can now […]

Paris Airshow 2023: Aircraft Attending List

The Paris Air Show 2023, the 54th edition of the world’s largest and longest-running aerospace trade show, is set to take off next week. This prestigious event, held at the Le Bourget is a grand spectacle that brings together the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft from around the globe. From commercial jets to military […]

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Unveiling the Qantas A350 Cabin Design for Project Sunrise Flights

Imagine boarding a flight in Australia and stepping off the plane in New York or London without having experienced a single layover. This dream is about to become a reality with Qantas’s Project Sunrise flights. The cornerstone of this groundbreaking initiative is the Qantas A350, a purpose-built aircraft designed to redefine the long-haul travel experience. […]

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Decade of Airbus A350: Marking the Journey Since Its Maiden Flight

Ten years ago, the Airbus A350 embarked on its maiden flight, signaling a new era in the aviation industry. This monumental event took place on June 14, 2013, and marked the beginning of a game-changing journey that has continued to impact global aviation to this day. 🎉🛫 Celebrating a decade of the #AirbusA350, we’re giving […]

Air Algérie Airbus Order: A330-900s and A350-1000s Join the Fleet

In a substantial stride forward, Air Algérie, Algeria’s flagship airline, recently confirmed an Airbus order for seven widebody aircraft. This move not only underscores its deep-rooted association with Airbus but also paves the way for its ambitious commercial growth. A330neo and A350-1000: Powering Air Algérie’s Airbus Order Central to Air Algérie’s Airbus order are the […]

Turkish Airlines Gears Up for Massive 600 Aircraft Order Announcement

Turkish Airlines teases a gargantuan order of 600 aircraft. The first part of this deal will be announced at the forthcoming IATA AGM in Istanbul, 4-6 June. Professor Doctor Ahmed Bolat, the airline’s Chairman, shared some details at the airline’s new menu reveal event a couple of days ago. Turkish Airlines’ Massive Order Announcement In […]

Qatar Airways Welcomes First New Airbus A350 After Long Wait

Qatar Airways is now home to its first new Airbus A350 aircraft in nearly two and a half years. A brand-new A350-1000 flew from Toulouse to Doha on May 12th. This significant event marks a milestone for the airline. The A7-ANT registered plane, the 20th A350-1000, brings the total count of A350s in Qatar Airways’ […]

Philippine Airlines Reinforces Long-Haul Fleet with Airbus A350-1000

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken a major step forward. The carrier recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus. This agreement covers the purchase of nine A350-1000s. Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-1000 is a part of PAL’s Ultra Long Haul Fleet project. Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-1000: Taking Non-Stop Services to New Heights The A350-1000 is […]

Airbus A350 Freighter Delivery Delayed to Early 2026

The aviation industry has been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Airbus A350 freighter, a state-of-the-art aircraft designed to revolutionize cargo transportation. However, Airbus recently announced a delay in the A350F’s entry-to-service, pushing it from late 2025 to early 2026. This news comes amid a challenging first quarter for the company, raising questions about the […]

Why the Airbus A380 Only Utilizes Reverse Thrust on Its Inner Engines

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, is a marvel of engineering. You might assume that such a massive plane requires reverse thrust on all four engines to help it stop after landing. Surprisingly, the A380 is equipped with reverse thrust on only its two inner engines. In this article, we’ll explore the reasoning […]

Airbus Warns of A320neo Family Jet Delivery Delays in 2024

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, has recently informed its customers about potential delivery delays for their A320neo family jets starting in 2024. This development comes amidst the challenging operating climate in the aviation industry. In this article, we will examine the factors contributing to these delays and the impact on Airbus’ delivery targets and customer […]

Qatar Airways Tailstrike Incident: Airbus A350 Damaged at Islamabad

A recent Qatar Airways tailstrike incident involving an Airbus A350-900 at Islamabad International Airport (ISB) in Pakistan has caused damage to the aircraft’s aft fuselage. The event underscores the importance of safety in the aviation industry and the need for preparedness in handling such occurrences. In this article, we delve into the details of the […]

Breaking News: Saudia Airlines A330 Damaged in Accident at Khartoum Airport

Last Update: 15 April 15:45 UTC Saudia Airlines has confirmed that one of its A330 aircraft was involved in an accident at Khartoum International Airport on Saturday, April 15. The incident occurred just before the plane was scheduled to take off for Riyadh at 07:30 UTC. Following the accident, all flights to and from Sudan […]

Airbus Struggles in Q1 2023, Deliveries Fall 9% Compared to Last Year

Airbus is off to a challenging start in 2023, with its Q1 aircraft deliveries down 9% compared to the same period last year. Despite setting a goal of 720 aircraft deliveries for the year, Airbus managed to deliver only 127 in the first quarter. The European manufacturer released its March Orders and Deliveries Report, highlighting […]

The Story of the A220, how it Came About and How it’s Becoming Popular

Aside from the fact that the Airbus A220 is the only airbus aircraft to not have a 3 in its name, the A220 is special from the fact that it isn’t fully made by Airbus, but instead a joint venture between them and Bombardier. This is all because of what some might call a mistake […]

How Did NASA Capture This Image?

“We never dreamt that it would be this clear, this beautiful.” – said J.T. Heineck of NASA’s Ames Research Center upon taking a first glimpse at the first air-to-air images of the supersonic shockwave interaction in flight. As cool as the images look, capturing them is not easy and took about a decade in the […]

Airbus Announces Plans to Develop Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Airbus and Boeing have been locked in a fierce competition in the aviation industry for many years. Recently, Airbus announced its plans to develop a new hybrid-electric aircraft that could potentially revolutionize the industry. The new aircraft, called the Airbus E-Fan X, is a hybrid-electric plane that uses both electric and conventional engines. The plane […]

Flight Review: easyJet Airbus A319- London Gatwick to Salzburg Airport

Route London Gatwick North Terminal- W.A Mozart Salzburg Airport Flight Number EZY 8557 Seat Number 24A Flight Time 1 Hour 55 Minutes Baggage Allowance 23KG Hold luggage (Paid for) + 15KG Under Seat Cabin Bag Price £430/€487.69 (Return Ticket) Honest Rating 4/5 Above- Basic flight info (N.B Prices for this flight review will be in […]

Why do Airplanes Leave a White Trail of Smoke?

Is that a rocket or an aircraft? In most instances, it is an aircraft cruising between 28,000 – 45,000 feet in the air, with extremely low temperatures heading towards its scheduled destination. So, what is the white trailing smoke behind an aircraft – and should we be paying them more attention? This white trailing smoke […]

EGYPTAIR Welcomes Its First Airbus A321neo to be the First African Operator of the Aircraft

EGYPTAIR has received its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. Aircraft leasing company Aercap has delivered the first Airbus A321neo to EGYPTAIR’s fleet. The flight, operating as MS3211, departed Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW) on February 27 at 12:05 and arrived at its new home in Egypt at Cairo International Airport (CAI) at 17:09. This marks the initial […]

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Can We Expect to See Another Double-deck Aircraft in the Future?

The double-deck aircraft design is a prominent feature of both the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, allowing airlines to accommodate premium passengers with maximum comfort or pack in as many as 500 (theoretically up to 800) passengers across two levels. Despite this, neither manufacturer is currently producing super jumbos. Recently, Boeing delivered the final 747, […]

Air India Places Large Orders for Boeing and Airbus Aircraft to Meet Growing Demand

Air India is making a significant investment in response to the increasing demand for mobility in India, driven by the expanding middle class. The airline is placing orders for 470 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, reflecting the growing need for air travel in the country. Air India’s Purchase of 290 Boeing Aircraft Among these orders, Air […]

Airbus Patents Folding Airplane Seats for Increased Flexibility and Cargo Space

Airbus is one of the largest filers of invention patents in the world. Of the hundreds sent to European planer manufacturers each year, one, in particular, caught our eye. It has to do with folding airplane seats, which slide back along the cabin floor to make more room for cargo. This article will discuss Airbus’ […]

Airbus Beluga: A Marvel of Engineering and Design

Airbus Beluga, also known as the “Flying Whale,” is one of the most unique and recognizable aircraft in the world. With its distinctive bulging fuselage and cheerful smile, this airplane has become a symbol of the aviation industry’s innovation and creativity. In this article, we will explore the main features of the Airbus Beluga, its […]

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Qatar Airways and Airbus: Legal Dispute Resolved Amicably

Qatar Airways and Airbus have resolved their legal dispute regarding the paint degradation of the Airbus A350 aircraft. The dispute, which had been ongoing for nearly two years and reached the High Court in London, has come to an amicable settlement. Both parties have released a joint statement regarding the resolution. “Qatar Airways and Airbus […]

A350 Dispute

Reuters: Airbus and Qatar Airways Near Agreement in A350 Dispute

Airbus and Qatar Airways are approaching a settlement in their disagreement over the A350 dispute. Despite months of public disagreement, it’s uncertain if an agreement will be reached as previous efforts to avoid a London trial have failed. However, two people with knowledge of the situation reported to Reuters, that negotiations have picked up the pace, and […]

Lufthansa Airbus A380 Arrives in Manila for Heavy Maintenance

Lufthansa Airbus A380, with registration D-AIMK, flew to Manila, Philippines, for heavy maintenance before its return to service in the coming months. This is the first A380 to be inspected by Lufthansa’s maintenance technicians, as the airline aims to restore some of its double-deckers for the upcoming summer season starting in March 2023. The CEO […]

Air France-KLM Group Orders Four A350Fs for Sustainable Cargo Operations

The Air France-KLM Group has taken a significant step towards sustainable cargo operations by placing a firm order for four brand new Airbus A350Fs. These state-of-the-art widebody freighters will be operated by Martinair Holland N.V., a Dutch cargo airline headquartered in Amsterdam Schiphol airport and part of the KLM Group. The introduction of the A350F’s […]

Qatar Airways vs. Airbus: The Ongoing Dispute over A350 Paint Issues

LAST UPDATE: 02/02/2023 – Qatar Airways and Airbus: Legal Dispute Resolved Amicably In 2020, Qatar Airways sent one of its Airbus A350s to Ireland to receive a special World Cup livery. However, the plan went awry, and the jet returned to Toulouse without any paint. Fast forward to the present, a major conflict erupted between […]

Uzbekistan Airways

Airbus Secures Order for 12 A320neo Family Aircraft from Uzbekistan Airways

Uzbekistan Airways, the national carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo Family aircraft, comprising 8 A320neo and 4 A321neo planes. This order comes as the airline looks to modernize its fleet and expand its domestic and international route network. Fleet Modernization Strategy The new A320neo Family […]

DragonFly

Airbus Tests its DragonFly Project on an Airbus A350

Airbus subsidiary UpNext is spearheading a program, DragonFly, that is currently testing pilot assistance technologies to enhance flight safety. The technology is designed to assist a single pilot in case the other becomes incapacitated, with the primary objective of reducing the workload for the single pilot and allowing them to concentrate on flying the aircraft. […]

Airbus Reports Successful Year in 2022 with Increased Deliveries and Strong New Orders

Airbus, the European aerospace giant, had a successful year in 2022, delivering 661 commercial aircraft to 84 customers and registering 1,078 gross new orders. Despite facing challenges in the operating environment, the company was able to increase its deliveries by 8 percent compared to the previous year. Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer, acknowledged the […]

Discover the Airbus A321 XLR: A Next-Generation Airbus Aircraft Coming Soon to Skies!

Almost as soon as an aircraft manufacturer releases an aircraft, there is always one question. What will the next one be? With Boeing, it’s the much-awaited Boeing 777X, and with Airbus, it’s the A321 XLR. Airbus seems to be catering to airlines that don’t have enough demand on long-haul routes to operate entire wide-body aircraft […]

Life-Saving Technology: The F-35B’s Automatic Ejection System

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is arguably the most advanced jet ever. With countless systems to sensors onboard, the F-35 is alone at the top and usually gets lonely at the top. The F-35B variant is the most advanced of the F-35 lineup. The F-35B type, explicitly built for the Marine Corps, could break […]

Airbus A350

Everything You Need to Know About the Airbus A350

The Airbus A350 is a long-range, wide-body aircraft developed by Airbus. It was first introduced in 2014 and has quickly become one of the most popular and advanced planes in the world. In this article we will discuss all what you want to know about the A350, let’s dig in! Its construction One of the […]

The Boeing 737 MAX Vs. Airbus a320neo

The Boeing 737 MAX Vs. Airbus A320neo

The Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320neo are two of the most popular single-aisle, narrow-body jets in the aviation industry. They are often used for short- to medium-haul flights and are widely used by commercial airlines worldwide. While these two aircraft have many similarities, there are also some key differences between them that may be of […]

SWISS with Changes in their Fleet

The aviation industry was deeply in shock when COVID-19 hit the world almost three years ago. This pandemic had an impact on the industry as nothing had before. Some airlines went bankrupt, and others had to fight for survival. The consequence was aid from states and a massive reduction in staff and fleet. It seemed […]

Rolls-Royce Tests The First Hydrogen Jet Engine

As the industry grows, the rising concern for safer and cleaner travel also rises. With the number of airplanes flying around the globe at the moment, they single-handedly contribute to damaging the ozone layer alone than any other thing. Aviation is an essential element of the world economy. Still, it also contributes significantly to releasing […]

Why Does The Airbus A340 Have 4 Smaller Engines?

There is not much difference between the Airbus A330 and the A340 in terms of structure, systems, and wings. The biggest difference is the engines. The A330 is a dual-engine aircraft, while the A340, its longer sibling, is a quad-engine aircraft. But why did Airbus need to launch two identical aircraft, with the longer one […]

Lufthansa reactivates Airbus A380

Lufthansa Takes The First Airbus A380 Out Of Storage

Following an announcement in June that the popular double-decker would be returned from storage, Lufthansa (LH) reactivated its first Airbus A380 last Friday (2nd of December 2022). Data from flight tracking shows that D-AIMK used the callsign “Lufthansa Nine Nine Two One” during its Friday flight from Teruel (TEV) to Frankfurt (FRA). The Spanish airfield, […]

China Southern Retires Airbus A380 Fleet

Earlier this month, Guangzhou-based airline China Southern operated its last Airbus A380 flight from Los Angeles to Guangzhou, marking the end of an era in China for the largest passenger plane in the world. The Last Flight: On November 6th, 2022, the last active China Southern A380, registered B-6139, took off from Los Angeles International […]

LATAM Airlines' Airbus A320neo crash

LATAM Airlines’ Airbus A320neo Collides With a Truck in Lima While Taking Off

At Peru’s main airport; Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez (LIM), an a320neo for LATAM Airlines, yesterday (the 18th of November) collided with a truck on the runway. Videos of the A320neo have been posted online, showing that engine 2 caught fire. There were no casualties on board, according to LATAM Airlines and Lima Airport Partners. Sadly, […]

PIA – The Golden Era

Once upon a time, Pakistan International Airlines was one of the greatest airlines. They would be everywhere—in the media, around the globe, and in every airport. Starting a list of PIA’s accomplishments would take an eternity. The airline relocated to Pakistan after the 1947 Partition and created a crucial connection between Dhaka and Karachi. Pakistan’s […]

Korean Air A330 Overruns Runway In Cebu

On October 23rd 2022, Korean Air flight KE631 suffered a runway excursion while landing at Cebu Mactan Intl Airport in the Philippines. Korean Air has not had a fatal passenger airplane crash since 1997, and has held an impressive safety record since. Incident The aircraft involved was a 24 year old Airbus A330-200 that was […]

What Do We Know About COMAC C919 So Far?

The COMAC C919 is a part of China’s efforts to gain significant market share in the production of large commercial airliners. And after receiving type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) last week, we will reveal all that we know about the largest commercial airliner designed and built in China. Commercial Aircraft […]

Airlines of the World; “A Great Way To Fly” Singapore Airlines

As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll talk about Singapore Airlines.IATA: SQ, ICAO: SIA Part 8; Singapore Air Lines: The national carrier of Singapore is Singapore Airlines, and Singapore Changi Airport serves as its primary hub.The Singapore Airlines Group comprises more than 20 subsidiaries, many of which are connected to the airline industry. With […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heads-Up-Displays (HUD) And How It Works

Heads-Up-Displays (HUDs) And How It Works

The cockpits of modern commercial aircraft are technological marvels, packed with features that aid pilots in their work. One example is the heads-up displays (HUDs) on a plane. But how exactly do they function? Let’s figure it out! What is a “heads-up display”? A HUD, or head-up display, is an instrument that projects important flight […]

Brilliant or Burden | Is the A380 useful or a gimmick?

The A380 is the world’s only fully double-decked aircraft, but as the pandemic left many airlines retiring them, this brings us the question, are they actually worth all the hype? Size and Capacity Everyone knows that the Airbus A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft, meaning it can carry the most passengers. It can carry […]

Why Do Airbus Planes Have Side Sticks While Boeing’s Have Yokes?

Many similarities can be found in any plane’s cockpit, including an array of switches, information screens, and more. However, depending on the manufacturer, you may notice the presence of a yoke or a side stick. While Airbus planes have side sticks, Boeing planes have yokes to steer the plane. But why is this the case? […]

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 […]

Aircraft Fuel Dumping and What Happens to the Fuel Dumped?

Fuel Dumping is an emergency procedure used in certain situations to maintain and prepare the aircraft for a safe landing. In this article, we will discuss the procedure of fuel dumping and the consequences of this procedure. Let’s dig in!

Flight review: Qatar Airways Airbus A380 DOH – LHR Economy class

When the name “Qatar Airways” is said, the immediate thing that comes into my mind is the fact that the large majority of their passengers are transferring through Doha Hamad airport instead of going to visit Qatar. This is due to the large number of destinations that Qatar Airways and the One World alliance have […]

Reverse Thrust in Airplanes and how it Functions

Used to decelerate an aircraft after landing, in the event of a rejected take-off, and/or, in some limited cases, during push-back from the gate; it is the reverse thrust. An essential deceleration mechanism in aircraft. In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of the reverse thrust, its function, variations, deployment & control, and how […]

Is this the revival of the big birds?

Only a bit more than a year ago, in May 2021, the shocking news was all around the portals. It seemed that the A380 was coming to an end of its short life as many airlines seemed unhappy with the performance and the issues caused by the pandemic. In my opinion, looking back, it was […]

Why most of the Planes are painted in White?

White is the color that most planes are painted with. 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. Starting with the cost is an important factor especially if an airline operates with a […]

Aircraft Exterior Lighting – Explained

Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often shadowed by the sheer brilliance of other parts of an aircraft but do not be mistaken. Without lights, an aircraft would barely be recognizable. Recognizable in the sense that it would be difficult […]

What Happened to American Airlines Flight 587

What’s the story behind the American Airlines Flight 587, the second deadliest aviation accident in the U.S.? The crash ended the lives of 265 people and 2 dogs. How did it happen? And could it have been prevented? Shortly after the tragedy of 9/11 another one occurred, it was American Airlines Flight 587, the flight […]

Airlines of the World; “Say yes to the world” Lufthansa

Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at Lufthansa, one of Europe’s most significant airlines.IATA: LH,  ICAO: DLH Part 2; Lufthansa: Lufthansa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is Germany’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline.After Air France – KLM, Lufthansa, is Europe’s second-largest airline. The corporation was founded in Berlin in 1926, and its name is derived from the […]

How Do World Leaders Fly?

Air Force One, the plane that carries the US President is one of the most secure aircraft in the world, equipped with heat-seeking missile decoys and extensive sets of defenses, and according to several sources, Air Force One is so durable that the plane’s body can withstand a nuclear explosion. Other than the USA, which […]

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 […]

What’s special about A320?

The Airbus 320 family is a line of narrow-body aircraft designed and manufactured by Airbus.In March 1984, the A320 was introduced, followed by the longer A321 in January 1994, the shorter A319 in April 1996, and the much shorter A318 in July 2003. The A320 The A320-100 and A320-200 are two variations of the A320 […]

Narrow-body vs Wide-body: Which is better for transatlantic flights?

In recent years, we have seen many airlines such as TAP Air Portugal and JetBlue using narrowbody aircraft for their flights across the pond, but which option provides more comfort and ease when traveling? Why are Narrowbodies used? Narrowbodies are used on transatlantic flights to provide flights that may not have the same amount of […]

The Checks Required To Perform Aircraft Maintenance

Airplanes are one of the most complicated machines ever built by humans. People often overlook the sheer level of engineering that goes into manufacturing a metal machine that can sustain flight for several hours, cross oceans, land countless times and repeat the same procedures the next day. When boarding a modern jet airplane, it’s easy […]

How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#2

Today I’ll be giving some simple and easy ways to differentiate between planes, with different angles of view. In part#1 we’ve talked about Airbus and Boeing’s narrow-body airplanes, and today it will be all about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!

The small light bulb that brought this big jet to ashes

It’s the year 1972, on the 29th of December, Eastern Airlines flight 401 is flying between JFK, new york, and Miami Airport, Florida. Operated by a 4-month-old Lockheed l-1011-1 Tristar registered as N310EA which was just delivered to the airline on August 18, 1979. It is the tenth Tristar delivered to the carrier since fleet […]

Reports: Pilot Smoking Cigarette Caused EgyptAir’s A320 Jet to Crash!

Investigations were released and reported that the cause of EgyptAir‘s flight #MS804 crash was the lit of a cigarette by one of the pilots in the cockpit that was ignited due to oxygen leaking from an emergency mask in the cockpit. How did the crash occur? 19th of May 2016, a regular inbound EgyptAir flight […]

How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#1

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

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 […]

The Pathway to Heaven; Passengers Boarding Bridge

A passenger boarding bridge (PBB) is a moveable, enclosed link that connects an airport terminal gate to airplane passengers can board and disembark without having to step outdoors and risk being open to external conditions.  It was created by Frank Der Yuen, an American aeronautical engineer, who envisioned a system for loading and unloading passengers […]

Aviation’s Controversy With 5G Networks

Early this year, the aviation industry and data companies captivated national attention when they encountered obstacles with the deployment of long-awaited 5G networks in areas in proximity to airports. 5G is the 5th and fastest generation of mobile networks, and the rollout of the network had been anticipated for several years. The process was however […]

What about delivering new planes?

Most planes are delivered to their destination by flying them directly to their destination, which requires providing them with extra fuel tanks. Also, sometimes their components are sent partially via cargo plane or boat and assembled at their final destination. How are small planes delivered? This depends on the range of the airplane, if there […]

A brief history of the AirAsia Group

The Beginning AirAsia is Asia’s 5th largest airline, it was founded in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, in 1993 and on the 18th of November 1996 it made its first flight. At this time, AirAsia operated an entire fleet of 32 737-300 aircraft. The airline was owned by a company which was working with the […]

What is the plane of the future?

As Boeing’s 777X brings high hopes to those working at airlines, and the A350 continues to dominate the market, when will new medium-haul aircraft come into play? Join me as I discover what the plane could be. The good plane we have now It may surprise you when I tell you that one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day 2

Going through the second day at Dubai Air show; three conferences were held there: Global Air Traffic Management, Aviation Sustainability & Cyber Security.As we can all see discussing ways to establish a better, greener aerospace industry as aviation sustainability becomes a more serious issue in today’s world. Day 2 news Air Lease Corporation (ALC) & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Winglets: What are they for?

The jet age which started in the 1950s has marked many transformations in the aviation industry where the aircraft have reached high speeds. This came with challenges in reaching aerodynamic efficiency. One of the parts of an aircraft is the wingtips or winglets which are located at the end of the wing of a commercial aircraft. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A 17-Year-Old Dispute Comes to an End against a Common Rival

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 Europe […]

Why Don’t Airplanes Fly Over Tibet?

Aeronautics has progressed to the point where we can now fly at double the speed of sound and scientists want to fly to Mars, but there are a few areas on Earth where planes aren’t allowed to go. Such a place is Tibet. But why Tibet? When it comes to planes flying over this portion […]

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