Things With Wings http://aviationweek.com/blog/6696/feed Aviation Week's civil aviation blog en Delta's Second Farewell To The Boeing 747 http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-second-farewell-boeing-747 <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta is saying goodbye to the Boeing 747 later this year, but this farewell is Delta's second for the iconic aircraft having already disposed of the type once before in 1977.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-second-farewell-boeing-747" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-second-farewell-boeing-747#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:04:00 +0000 1688321 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing May Block UTC-Rockwell Deal http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-may-block-utc-rockwell-deal <div class="node-body blog-body">Boeing could block the proposed $30 billion takeover of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-may-block-utc-rockwell-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-may-block-utc-rockwell-deal#comments _Equipment & Technology AW.com North America Things With Wings Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:57:00 +0000 1680031 at http://aviationweek.com Why A&D CEOs May Be Happy To No Longer Counsel Trump http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-ad-ceos-may-be-happy-no-longer-counsel-trump <div class="node-body blog-body">Why is it good to let go of Trump's business councils? Two words: Millennial recruitment.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-ad-ceos-may-be-happy-no-longer-counsel-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-ad-ceos-may-be-happy-no-longer-counsel-trump#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Defense Space AW.com The Trump Era North America Things With Wings Ares On Space Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:59:00 +0000 1672861 at http://aviationweek.com Flying Into AirVenture 2017 At Oshkosh http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-airventure-2017-oshkosh <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Join Aviation Week&#39;s John Croft for a quick view of the ride into Oshkosh&#39;s Wittman Field for the 2017 AirVenture show. Croft and passenger Robb Hohmann&nbsp;arrived VFR on Sunday, July 23, and were assigned a right downwind for Runway 27, per the FAA&#39;s AirVenture NOTAM.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-airventure-2017-oshkosh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-airventure-2017-oshkosh#comments Blog Things With Wings Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:12:00 +0000 1664901 at http://aviationweek.com Living Room Connectivity at 24,000 ft http://aviationweek.com/blog/living-room-connectivity-24000-ft <div class="node-body blog-body">High-speed broadband is pretty much a standard feature in every living room or office, but until lately, not so much in the cabin of an airliner.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/living-room-connectivity-24000-ft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/living-room-connectivity-24000-ft#comments Connected Aerospace Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:40:00 +0000 1661351 at http://aviationweek.com Easyjet Stands Up For Manchester http://aviationweek.com/blog/easyjet-stands-manchester <div class="node-body blog-body">Easyjet's newest A320, just 3 days out of the factory, landed at Manchester today sporting 'Spirit of Manchester' on the nose, in a direct response to the recent terrorist attack. Also under the cockpit is a worker bee, a historic symbol of Manchester's working class roots, which has become somewhat more prevalent since the incident on 22nd May.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/easyjet-stands-manchester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/easyjet-stands-manchester#comments Blog Things With Wings Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:34:00 +0000 1641371 at http://aviationweek.com Kuwait Airways Grows 777 Fleet...And Moves Tech Stop To Manchester http://aviationweek.com/blog/kuwait-airways-grows-777-fleetand-moves-tech-stop-manchester <div class="node-body blog-body">Kuwait Airways has recently taken delivery of its fifth new Boeing 777-300ER, from an order for 10 placed in December 2014. The Kuwaiti flag carrier already flies two 19-year old 777-200ERs, according to Aviation Week's Fleet Discovery database.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/kuwait-airways-grows-777-fleetand-moves-tech-stop-manchester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/kuwait-airways-grows-777-fleetand-moves-tech-stop-manchester#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 1597171 at http://aviationweek.com Kemble-Cotswold Airport: Europe's Leading Airliner Recycling Location http://aviationweek.com/blog/kemble-cotswold-airport-europes-leading-airliner-recycling-location <div class="node-body blog-body">Kemble-Cotswold Airport is not a location most people have heard of, but within the airline industry it's gained a reputation as Europe's number one choice for airliner withdrawals.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/kemble-cotswold-airport-europes-leading-airliner-recycling-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/kemble-cotswold-airport-europes-leading-airliner-recycling-location#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:23:00 +0000 1590541 at http://aviationweek.com Easyjet's Fleet Continues To Grow http://aviationweek.com/blog/easyjets-fleet-continues-grow <div class="node-body blog-body">Easyjet, the UK's first and largest low-cost carrier is nudging ever closer to becoming the UK's largest airline in terms of number of aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/easyjets-fleet-continues-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/easyjets-fleet-continues-grow#comments Blog Things With Wings Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:22:00 +0000 1587701 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus' 111 Deliveries in December is a Record http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-111-deliveries-december-record <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus' 111 deliveries beat previous months by a wide margin, no doubt helped in part by A350s and A320neos that had backed up during the year due to delays.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-111-deliveries-december-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-111-deliveries-december-record#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:24:00 +0000 1569511 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus, Boeing Focus on Different Aircraft Delivery Targets http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-focus-different-aircraft-delivery-targets <div class="node-body blog-body">Aircraft are not delivered at a steady monthly rate as might be implied by manufacturer's announced monthly production rates. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-focus-different-aircraft-delivery-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-focus-different-aircraft-delivery-targets#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:29:00 +0000 1566331 at http://aviationweek.com Manchester Airport Looks Forward To New Long-Haul Services In 2017 http://aviationweek.com/blog/manchester-airport-looks-forward-new-long-haul-services-2017-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Manchester Airport's long-haul routes are undergoing significant changes in 2017. The UK's busiest airport outside London will see at least one new airline start schedules, several British carriers start new routes, and two other airlines introduce brand-new aircraft types.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/manchester-airport-looks-forward-new-long-haul-services-2017-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/manchester-airport-looks-forward-new-long-haul-services-2017-0#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:55:00 +0000 1555191 at http://aviationweek.com <p>One each of Thomson&#39;s 787-9 and 787-8 fleets awaits their passengers at Manchester. [Nigel Howarth]</p> Hainan Airlines' Manchester Service Is Bedding Down Nicely http://aviationweek.com/blog/hainan-airlines-manchester-service-bedding-down-nicely <div class="node-body blog-body">Hainan Airlines is China's 5th largest airline and operates a typically modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings, numbering just over 170 aircraft. In a coup for Manchester Airport, Hainan started regular scheduled services from Beijing to the UK's 'Northern Gateway' in June 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/hainan-airlines-manchester-service-bedding-down-nicely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/hainan-airlines-manchester-service-bedding-down-nicely#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:45:00 +0000 1550351 at http://aviationweek.com Skyhawk Prang: Lining Up Swiss Cheese Holes http://aviationweek.com/blog/skyhawk-prang-lining-swiss-cheese-holes <div class="node-body blog-body">Checklists, procedures and aircraft design are generally pretty good at helping pilots catch errors that could lead to an accident. But when a California pilot added an iPad into the mix, the proverbial holes in the Swiss cheese model of accident causation lined up and he ended up with a broken Cessna Skyhawk. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/skyhawk-prang-lining-swiss-cheese-holes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/skyhawk-prang-lining-swiss-cheese-holes#comments Blog Business Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:28:00 +0000 1550341 at http://aviationweek.com Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation <div class="node-body blog-body">The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation#comments Defense North America Things With Wings Ares On Space Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1549101 at http://aviationweek.com