Things With Wings http://aviationweek.com/blog/6696/feed en Dynamic Aviation - Where Niche Is King http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Bridgewater, Virginia, June 2016</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king#comments Blog Things With Wings Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1470501 at http://aviationweek.com Smithsonian Air & Space Museum "Innovations in Flight" Day http://aviationweek.com/blog/smithsonian-air-space-museum-innovations-flight-day <div class="node-body blog-body">The Udvar-Hazy center at Washington Dulles International Airport was the venue for the annual Smithsonian Innovations in Flight Day, this year coinciding with the US Coast Guard's centennial celebrations. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/smithsonian-air-space-museum-innovations-flight-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/smithsonian-air-space-museum-innovations-flight-day#comments Blog Things With Wings Ares Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:44:00 +0000 1470491 at http://aviationweek.com In Pictures: Russia's New Narrowbody Rolls Out http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-russias-new-narrowbody-rolls-out <div class="node-body blog-body">Russian aircraft manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation this morning rolled out a prototype of its new single-aisle aircraft, MC-21. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-russias-new-narrowbody-rolls-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-russias-new-narrowbody-rolls-out#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:54:00 +0000 1464061 at http://aviationweek.com Five Takeaways From a Visit to Airbus http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-takeaways-visit-airbus <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus's annual Innovation Days briefing has drawn more than 170 aerospace journalists from around the globe to Hamburg, Germany. Here are five takeaways from the first day of the event.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-takeaways-visit-airbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-takeaways-visit-airbus#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Global Things With Wings Tue, 31 May 2016 07:24:00 +0000 1460051 at http://aviationweek.com Why Argentina Was Chosen For Record-Breaking Perlan II Attempts http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-argentina-was-chosen-record-breaking-perlan-ii-attempts <div class="node-body blog-body">The Airbus Group's Perlan II glider is attempting to break the world record of wing-borne altitude this summer, aiming to reach 90,000 ft. Choosing the right place is essential to the success of the flight, so why did the team choose Argentina? </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-argentina-was-chosen-record-breaking-perlan-ii-attempts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-argentina-was-chosen-record-breaking-perlan-ii-attempts#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Fri, 13 May 2016 11:11:00 +0000 1449941 at http://aviationweek.com Scarecrow Patrol Goes Awry for J-5A Cub http://aviationweek.com/blog/scarecrow-patrol-goes-awry-j-5a-cub <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m not sure which is a more far-fetched – that farmers in Florida use Piper J-5A Cubs to buzz corn fields at 5-15 ft. altitude to scare off birds, or that a there are Cub pilots out there wearing helmets.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/scarecrow-patrol-goes-awry-j-5a-cub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/scarecrow-patrol-goes-awry-j-5a-cub#comments Blog Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 09 May 2016 07:21:00 +0000 1447941 at http://aviationweek.com LAN Peru commence Washington DC service http://aviationweek.com/blog/lan-peru-commence-washington-dc-service <div class="node-body blog-body">LAN Peru started service to Washington on May 2nd, with flight LA2800 arriving from Lima at 6.30pm.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/lan-peru-commence-washington-dc-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lan-peru-commence-washington-dc-service#comments Airlines & Airports Things With Wings Tue, 03 May 2016 14:44:00 +0000 1446411 at http://aviationweek.com In Pictures: First U.S.-Built Airbus Delivered http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-first-us-built-airbus-delivered <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus delivered their first U.S.-built aircraft to JetBlue Airways on Monday. The A321-200, sporting tail number N965JT, was handed over to JetBlue during a ceremony at Airbus' new final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-first-us-built-airbus-delivered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-first-us-built-airbus-delivered#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:36:00 +0000 1443471 at http://aviationweek.com On The Ascent - A Busy MRO Facility In The Desert http://aviationweek.com/blog/ascent-busy-mro-facility-desert <div class="node-body blog-body">Aviation Week visits one of the busiest MRO facilities in the U.S. and discovers various different aspects of the business.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/ascent-busy-mro-facility-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ascent-busy-mro-facility-desert#comments Blog MRO Things With Wings Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:02:00 +0000 1439971 at http://aviationweek.com Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden http://aviationweek.com/blog/time-machines-and-airships-flying-ed-force-one-iron-maiden <div class="node-body blog-body">Aviation Week's Guy Norris recently had the rare opportunity to fly in ‘Ed Force One’, Iron Maiden’s chartered Boeing 747-400 with lead pilot and band front man Bruce Dickinson.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/time-machines-and-airships-flying-ed-force-one-iron-maiden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/time-machines-and-airships-flying-ed-force-one-iron-maiden#comments Business Aviation Commercial Aviation MRO Things With Wings Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:16:00 +0000 1440041 at http://aviationweek.com Jumping On The (Jet)Blue Bandwagon http://aviationweek.com/blog/jumping-jetblue-bandwagon <div class="node-body blog-body">Has the word 'blue' always been used in airline names or was JetBlue Airways a trendsetter after its U.S. launch in the late 1990s?</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/jumping-jetblue-bandwagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/jumping-jetblue-bandwagon#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:31:00 +0000 1426631 at http://aviationweek.com Jet Airliner Certification Lengths Throughout History http://aviationweek.com/blog/jet-airliner-certification-lengths-throughout-history <div class="node-body blog-body">Certifying and delivering a jet airliner even by modern and experienced manufacturers is challenging to say the least. Not since the 777 in the mid-1990s have we seen a new aircraft type flown and delivered within a year. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/jet-airliner-certification-lengths-throughout-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/jet-airliner-certification-lengths-throughout-history#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0000 1406461 at http://aviationweek.com Friday Trivia: Top 10 Oldest Jet Airliner Tail Numbers http://aviationweek.com/blog/friday-trivia-top-10-oldest-jet-airliner-tail-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body">Some aircraft have the distinction of having the same tail number since delivery from the manufacturer, even after having been flown by multiple operators. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/friday-trivia-top-10-oldest-jet-airliner-tail-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/friday-trivia-top-10-oldest-jet-airliner-tail-numbers#comments Master the Supply Chain Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:17:00 +0000 1398241 at http://aviationweek.com 2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the <a href="http://aviationweek.com/photo-contest-2015-1">Aviation Week Photo Contest</a> each year. I tell <a href="http://aviationweek.com/2015photojudges%20">our judges</a> that sitting in on their evaluation of the finalists is the most fun I have at work all year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch#comments Photo Contest Global Things With Wings Ares Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:53:00 +0000 1392981 at http://aviationweek.com Festive Bookshelf: Last Minute Stocking Filler Idea http://aviationweek.com/blog/festive-bookshelf-last-minute-stocking-filler-idea <div class="node-body blog-body">Though the title may cause your fellow air travelers some concern when you get this book out to read on your next flight, Steve Ruffin's Flights of No Return is a fascinating page turner that will keep you riveted all the way to touchdown.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/festive-bookshelf-last-minute-stocking-filler-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/festive-bookshelf-last-minute-stocking-filler-idea#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:25:00 +0000 1392001 at http://aviationweek.com