Posts by Brian Bostick

in Things With Wings Nov 05, 2014

Eastern Air Lines 737-800 spotted

Eastern Air Lines, a new airline based in Miami, Florida, using the same name and logo as the original Eastern Air Lines that operated 1930-1991,....More
in Things With Wings Oct 07, 2014

Pan Am Comets and other cancelled orders

We got to wondering which other aircraft types had been ordered but cancelled before the operator ever took delivery of one....More
in Things With Wings Sep 16, 2014

Donations of Old Airliners Provide Alternative to Scrapping

Continuing a trend among operators of older aircraft, Delta Air Lines has recently donated a CRJ100 to Purdue University for use as a training tool....More
in Things With Wings Aug 20, 2014

US Airways says goodbye to the 737 Classic

US Airways ceased 737-400 revenue service yesterday, ending 30 years of 737 Classic operations. The final flights, flown between their Charlotte,....More
in Things With Wings Aug 10, 2014

Airbus widebody orders weak in 2014

Despite winning an impressive 465 firm A320 family orders during the month of July, most of which were at the Farnborough Air Show, Airbus' July....More
in Things With Wings Jul 31, 2014

Thai Airways ends 37 years of A300 operations

Thai Airways flew its last A300 flight today according to Thai Airways' Facebook page, ending 36 years of A300 operations....More
in Things With Wings Jul 24, 2014

Airframe details for Air Algerie AH5017

The Air Algerie aircraft that crashed in Mali today is tail no. EC-LTV, an MD-83 (DC-9-83) with serial number 53190....More
in Things With Wings Jul 23, 2014

Airframe details for Transasia Airways GE222

ATR 72-212A B-22810, operated by Transasia Airways, was the aircraft that crashed while trying to land at Makung. The aircraft, s/n 642, first flew....More
in Things With Wings Jul 23, 2014

Airframe details for Afriqiyah Airways A330 destroyed at Tripoli

According to photos on a Facebook page, A330-200 5A-ONF, operated by Afriqiyah Airways, was destroyed by fire during fighting at Tripoli on July 20th....More
in Things With Wings Jul 22, 2014

Airlines With Back-To-Back Airframe Losses

It's not the first time an airline had suffered two or more losses of the same type of commercial jetliner within a short timeframe....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 8

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 26

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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