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  • Thai Airways orders additional 787-9s

    Thai Airways orders additional 787-9s

    Boeing and Thai Airways have announced that the flagship carrier has placed an order for additional 45 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The move comes as Thai Airways seeks to modernize and expand its widebody fleet and international network. Opting for the 787-9 variant aligns with the airline’s long-term strategy to rejuvenate its fleet with more fuel-efficient…

  • Bombardier Challenger 600 Crash in Florida

    Bombardier Challenger 600 Crash in Florida

    A Bombardier Challenger 600 private jet has crashed onto I-75 near Naples, Florida today. The Bombardier Challenger 604 – N823KD – MSN5584 – flight HPJ823 was bound from Columbus (OSU) to Naples (APF). Apparently the pilots have reported engine failure before. Shortly before going into approach, the plane crashed into a car driving on the…

  • Gulfstream G700 at Singapore Airshow

    Gulfstream G700 at Singapore Airshow

    Gulfstream unveiled today that the all-new ultralarge-cabin Gulfstream G700 is making its debut at the Singapore Airshow. The G700, accompanied by the award-winning Gulfstream G600, will be showcased from February 20 to 25 at Changi Exhibition Centre. Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales at Gulfstream, emphasized the significance of the long-range capabilities of the…

  • Boeing Terminates Joint Ventures with Embraer

    Boeing Terminates Joint Ventures with Embraer

    Boeing announced today that it has terminated its Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer, under which the two companies sought to establish a new strategic partnership. The parties had planned to create a joint venture comprising Embraer’s commercial aviation business and a second joint venture to develop new markets for the Embraer C-390 Millennium medium…

  • Video – Boeing 777X First Flight incl. Wing Fold

    Video – Boeing 777X First Flight incl. Wing Fold

    The new Boeing 777X took off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field. Capt. Chaney and Boeing Chief Pilot Craig Bomben worked through a detailed test plan to exercise the airplane’s systems and structures while the test team in Seattle…

  • Turkish Airlines moving to new Istanbul Airport – All the Details

    Turkish Airlines moving to new Istanbul Airport – All the Details

    In just a few days Turkish Airlines will conduct one of the biggest moving operation in global aviation history. The flag carrier of Turkey will move to the new Istanbul Airport beginning of April 5 at 03:00 AM. As the greatest airport project of the world, the first stage of the move towards Istanbul Airport…

  • Pilots Anonymously Report Problems with 737 MAX8

    Pilots Anonymously Report Problems with 737 MAX8

    NASA is providing its Aviation Safety Report System since many years to offer a safe, confidential way for pilots and avation personnel to report safety related incidents anonymously. Lately the database shows various reports of incidents from concerned pilots about issues with MCAS and handling of the Boeing 737 MAX8. This questions the assessment of…

  • News – Meet the Airbus A220

    News – Meet the Airbus A220

    In a surprising move, Airbus has revealed the renaming of the former Bombardier C Series (CS100 and CS300) to Airbus A220-100 and A220-300. The aircraft are fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family. “Everyone at Airbus has been looking forward to this historic moment. Today,…

  • Boeing announces Partnership with Embraer

    Boeing announces Partnership with Embraer

    Just five days after the Airbus-Bombardier C-Series partnership came into effect, rival Boaing has announced that they are taking over 100% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft operations. In October 2017 Airbus purchased a 50.01% majority stake in the Bombardier CSeries program. As part of the deal, Bombardier retained a 31% stake in the aircraft and Investissement…

  • Impressions of the New Lufthansa Brand Design

    Impressions of the New Lufthansa Brand Design

    Lufthansa has revealed its new, modernized brand image to customers and employees at two major events at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs. The most visible change is the new aircraft livery. The familiar blue-yellow color combination of Lufthansa will be retained – but the use of these primary colors has been redefined. The blue specially…

  • Red Bull Air Race 2018 Calendar

    Red Bull Air Race 2018 Calendar

    With glittering skyscrapers reflecting the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is home to one of the most dramatic skylines in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship – and the 2018 season promises thrilling action to match. Thirteen of the world’s best pilots will resume their rivalries at 370kph with forces up to 10G, joined by…

  • Sky Airline: Why operating in other LATAM countries seems inevitable

    Sky Airline: Why operating in other LATAM countries seems inevitable

    The norm when a market has reached its peak is to look elsewhere. Especially in aviation, when the move can be financially justified in the long term, expanding to foreign markets in a same region is the next step when thinking globally down the runway. It’s a step Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline is willing…

  • How cryptocurrencies are changing private jet travel

    How cryptocurrencies are changing private jet travel

    For private jet passengers, time and reliability are paramount when booking a flight. Flexibility and safety is also within the coveted traits of this market. During the past few months, a new payment method, the cryptocurrencies, have propelled this market to new heights, granting clients with a swifter, secure and universal transaction system. Speed and…

  • History and Retirement of Boeing 747

    History and Retirement of Boeing 747

    After 48 years of service one of the most popular passenger jets, the Boeing 747, is being retired. Here’s a look back at the jumbo jet’s history. It’s time to say goodbye to one of the world’s most iconic aircrafts, the Boeing 747. United and Delta, the last two airlines to fly 747s, have announced…

  • Key West after the Hurricane – FAA installs Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower

    Key West after the Hurricane – FAA installs Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower

    No, this is no camper! After Hurricane Irma has destroyed Florida Keys, FAA has implemented this mobile air traffic control tower at Key West International Airport (KEYW). It was brought making a road trip down the East Coast by trailer from Hartford, CT. This fully-equipped tower will provide air traffic services for all of the…

  • Iran Air takes delivery of its first new Aircraft since decades

    As part of an ambitious fleet renewal program, Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new, modern aircraft – an Airbus A321. Decades of sanctions by US and EU had forced the airline to keep operating their old aircraft, like 8 Airbus A300 (37 years old), 2 A310, 21 year old A320, and 27…

  • First Boeing 737 MAX 8 – What is new?

    First Boeing 737 MAX 8 – What is new?

    This week Boeing celebrated the completion of the first 737 MAX 8. The freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, will undergo pre-flight preparation in the factory before departing for Renton Field to continue flight test readiness. The airplane is on track for first flight in early 2016. With the second and…

  • Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III leaves Long Beach

    Today, the final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III has departed the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar Emiri Air Force…

  • Emirates Press Conference – “Big three US Carriers playing with dirty hands” (Video)

    This week, Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, has held a press conference to response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the “big three” US legacy carriers – Delta, United and American Airlines. The video below features Clark’s media conference in Washington DC, following meetings where an Emirates delegation briefed officials…

  • The New Airbus Helicopters H160

    Say hello to the new Airbus H160 helicopter. The H160 is the first member of all-new “H” family that has been unveiled at Heli-Expo trade show. The entire design is based on the goal to create added value for customers in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety and comfort. The new H160 offers some radically…

  • Bombardier CS300 Completed First Flight

    Bombardier’s newest member of its single-aisle commercial planes, the CS300, has successfully completed its first flight. The CS300 is joining it’s smaller sister, the CS100 model that already completed the maiden flight in September 2013. The Bombardier CSeries is an all-new family of single-aisle jets designed for the 100- to 150-seat market segment. The CS300…