Things With Wings http://aviationweek.com/blog/6696/feed en MH370 – First Trace? http://aviationweek.com/blog/mh370-first-trace <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It has taken unusually long for the first piece of wreckage to be discovered &ndash; that is if an aircraft part found on La R&eacute;union island can be traced back to 9M-MRO, the Boeing 777-200ER that operated Malaysia Airlines flight 370.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mh370-first-trace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mh370-first-trace#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:34:00 +0000 1338711 at http://aviationweek.com At A Glance: Top 11 Boeing 767 Orders http://aviationweek.com/blog/glance-top-11-boeing-767-orders <div class="node-body blog-body">With FedEx's recent order for 50 767s being named the largest ever for the 767 program, we dived into Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database to find out who placed the next 10 largest 767 orders since the program was launched in 1978.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/glance-top-11-boeing-767-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/glance-top-11-boeing-767-orders#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://aviationweek.com Up Close And Personal With A United Airlines 777-200 http://aviationweek.com/blog/close-and-personal-united-airlines-777-200 <div class="node-body blog-body">This past 4th July weekend, Aviation Week's Nigel Howarth was among a small group of aviation aficionados invited to tour a United Airlines 777-200 up close, both outside and in. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/close-and-personal-united-airlines-777-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/close-and-personal-united-airlines-777-200#comments Blog Commercial Aviation AW.com Things With Wings Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:08:00 +0000 1329681 at http://aviationweek.com Dear Industry, Time to Leave Ex-Im Behind http://aviationweek.com/blog/dear-industry-time-leave-ex-im-behind <div class="node-body blog-body">With the Ex-Im Bank debate this month likely to just lead to more limbo, it is time for U.S. industry to learn to live without the export credit agency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dear-industry-time-leave-ex-im-behind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dear-industry-time-leave-ex-im-behind#comments Military & Government Supply Chain North America Things With Wings Ares Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 1323491 at http://aviationweek.com <p><span>&ldquo;There is no Plan B. Ex-Im is Plan B,&rdquo; Ex-Im Chairman Fred Hochberg says about what the A&amp;D industry faces if the bank closes. But there is Plan C. &quot;Plan C is China.&rdquo;</span></p> MRO Highlights from Paris Airshow http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-highlights-paris-airshow <div class="node-body blog-body">A quick summary of some of the aftermarket news coming from Le Bourget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-highlights-paris-airshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-highlights-paris-airshow#comments MRO Global Things With Wings Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:46:00 +0000 1321881 at http://aviationweek.com Delta's New Belly Advertising http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-new-belly-advertising <div class="node-body blog-body">The US majors may well be in dispute with several of the large Gulf carriers, but Delta has taken a leaf out of their book when it comes to advertising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-new-belly-advertising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-new-belly-advertising#comments Blog Things With Wings Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:20:00 +0000 1312681 at http://aviationweek.com How To Repair A High-Pressure Turbine Blade http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-repair-high-pressure-turbine-blade <div class="node-body blog-body">Repairing a high-pressure turbine blade might look easy, but it's not.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-repair-high-pressure-turbine-blade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-repair-high-pressure-turbine-blade#comments Optimizing Engines Through the Lifecycle MRO AW.com Global Things With Wings Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:08:00 +0000 1312921 at http://aviationweek.com Eastern Air Lines Returns To The Skies http://aviationweek.com/blog/eastern-air-lines-returns-skies <div class="node-body blog-body">After a 24 year absence, Eastern Air Lines has returned to the skies of Florida. The airline is mainly operating schedules to Havana on behalf of Havana Air, but recently flew a group of war veterans to the U.S. capital as part of an Honor Flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/eastern-air-lines-returns-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/eastern-air-lines-returns-skies#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:07:00 +0000 1312671 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus A310 Prototype Retires After 33 Years http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a310-prototype-retires-after-33-years <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Airbus&nbsp;A310 prototype (MSN 162)&nbsp;was withdrawn from service last&nbsp;Tuesday after flying for 33 years. The A310, developed from the proposed A300B10, first flew on April 3, 1982, and was eventually&nbsp;delivered to Swissair on March 21, 1984. It&nbsp;subsequently flew for Air Liberte from June 1995 to October 1996 and FedEx beginning in 1997.&nbsp;Currently registered N450FE, its last service was on May 24&nbsp;and was ferried to Victorville for parking on May 26&nbsp;according to flight tracking website flightaware.com. It is not expected to return to service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a310-prototype-retires-after-33-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a310-prototype-retires-after-33-years#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:10:00 +0000 1312051 at http://aviationweek.com Air NZ's New-look Lounge http://aviationweek.com/blog/air-nzs-new-look-lounge <div class="node-body blog-body">Photo tour of the unique elements of Air New Zealand's Sydney lounge, which will be the template for the airline's lounge upgrade program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/air-nzs-new-look-lounge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/air-nzs-new-look-lounge#comments Airlines & Airports Asia Pacific Things With Wings Fri, 29 May 2015 02:02:00 +0000 1311591 at http://aviationweek.com Fire In the Cabin http://aviationweek.com/blog/fire-cabin <div class="node-body blog-body">While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/fire-cabin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/fire-cabin#comments MRO Europe Things With Wings Mon, 18 May 2015 15:24:00 +0000 1305591 at http://aviationweek.com Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage http://aviationweek.com/blog/cardington-britain-s-airship-heritage <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Construction of Cardington&rsquo;s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/cardington-britain-s-airship-heritage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/cardington-britain-s-airship-heritage#comments Technology Things With Wings Fri, 15 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1302351 at http://aviationweek.com Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800 http://aviationweek.com/blog/ethiopian-airlines-takes-delivery-newest-737-800 <div class="node-body blog-body">Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/ethiopian-airlines-takes-delivery-newest-737-800" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ethiopian-airlines-takes-delivery-newest-737-800#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Sun, 10 May 2015 23:07:00 +0000 1301251 at http://aviationweek.com Vantage Searches For An Advantage http://aviationweek.com/blog/vantage-searches-advantage <div class="node-body blog-body">It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/vantage-searches-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/vantage-searches-advantage#comments Business Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 07 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000 1299451 at http://aviationweek.com Airlines Fold, Impact on MRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/airlines-fold-impact-mro <div class="node-body blog-body">Airlines continue to consolidate in the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia--and the impact on MROs is big.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airlines-fold-impact-mro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airlines-fold-impact-mro#comments MRO Europe Things With Wings Wed, 06 May 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1298951 at http://aviationweek.com