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Oct 24, 2012

Photo: Alaska's First Boeing 737-900ER

Here's a photo of the first Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER (N402AS).  The aircraft departed Seattle's Boeing Field on Tuesday to Paine Field for....More
Oct 23, 2012

Three golden rules for airport openings

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says there are three rules to be observed when opening a new airport terminal: never announce an opening date....More
Oct 23, 2012

Majors Cover Just 30%

I received the Regional Airline Association's annual report today and was surprised by a couple of statistics. For instance, regional airlines served....More
Oct 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus A350 FAL Opening

Airbus today celebrated the opening of its A350 final assembly line in Toulouse. Here are some photos: ....More
Oct 23, 2012

First Flight Photo: A321 With Sharklets

The first flight of the Airbus A321 took place today from Hamburg to Toulouse. Certification is planned for mid-2013, with first delivery in the....More
Oct 23, 2012

Federal Express and their 737-200s

Not many people realize that FedEx operated 737-200s in the late 1970s and early 1980s, back when they were known as Federal Express....More
Oct 23, 2012

Qantas Eyes Japan Routes?

An interesting tidbit was revealed during the Q&A session following a speech by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce last week. He seemed to suggest that the....More
Oct 23, 2012

US Army to Destroy an ERJ

I know the 50-seat regional-jet market has tanked, but the U.S. Army buying an Embraer ERJ-145 for destructive testing is rubbing salt into the wound....More
Oct 22, 2012

Montreal Gazette on CSeries Progress

Airbus and Boeing have set bad examples for the CSeries, it seems, with The Montreal Gazette reporting that Bombardier management has decided "that a....More
Oct 22, 2012

Photo: A350 XWB vertical tail plane in Airbus livery

Airbus has released this photo of the first flyable A350 XWB's (MSN1) 10 metre tall vertical tail plane in Airbus livery. This is the first A350....More
Oct 19, 2012

Aerospace Hotels?

How can you tell you’re in a hotel where most of the guests come from the aerospace industry? Well, in the case of the Premier Inn, a hotel close to....More
Oct 19, 2012

Air Berlin launches another cost cutting program

Air Berlin this week confirmed it has to cut deeper to achieve its goal of returning to an operating profit in 2013. The airline launched a new cost....More
Oct 19, 2012

Poole jumps the fence

The major global ATM industry group has made a surprising but possibly enlightened choice for its next leader. After all, who knows your strengths....More
Oct 18, 2012

CSeries - Countdown Continues

It is October 15, and Bombardier says it has begun final assembly of the first flight-test CSeries, FTV1. Publicly, the Canadian manufacturer is....More
Oct 18, 2012

Fuel Costs: 33-47%

Aftermarket data as a conversation topic has really elevated in aviation discussions and is permeating in different ways. It came up today in a fuel....More
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