TAP Air Portugal, the 72 year-old Portuguese national carrier, today is debuting its first “retro” aircraft livery in Miami, after a flight from Lisbon, featuring an aircraft design it first used in the 1950s. The aircraft, an A330, has been named “Portugal” as a tribute to both Portugal and its people. The classic image chosen for this aircraft recreates the original ‘Transportes Aéreos Portugueses’ typography in the colors which were first displayed on a Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft, received by TAP in July of 1955. The last aircraft in this livery was a Boeing 727-200.
Hong Kong Airlines' first A350 completes maiden flight
The first A350-900 for Hong Kong Airlines has completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, further ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery at the end of August. Hong Kong Airlines has a total of 15 A350 XWB on order.
New TSA administrator Pekoske sworn in
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David Pekoske has been formally sworn in as administrator of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), taking command of a sprawling agency with about 60,000 employees that conducts security operations at nearly 450 US airports. Photo: David Pekoske (R) is sworn in as TSA administrator by acting US homeland security secretary Elaine Duke during an Aug. 10 ceremony in Washington DC.
Delta breaks ground on NY LaGuardia terminal
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Delta Air Lines has broken ground on a 37-gate terminal at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) that will replace two aging terminal facilities. Photo: Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (R) and New York governor Andrew Cuomo at the ground breaking of Delta’s $4 billion terminal project at LaGuardia Airport.
SWISS flies CS100 to London City
Swiss International Air Lines launched a Bombardier CS100 flight from Zurich to London City.
ALC finalizes Boeing 737 MAX order
Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corp. has finalized an order with Boeing for 12 737 MAX aircraft, previously announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Photo: Rendering of 737 MAX 7 and -8 in Air Lease livery.
Frankfurt Airport passengers treated to free movies
Germany’s Frankfurt Airport's Movie World offers a selection of free movies and shows for waiting passengers in Piers A and Z in Terminal 1.
Australia mulls US-style airport security after foiled bomb plot
ustralian government officials are considering implementing US-style airport security restrictions and procedures in the wake of the foiled terrorist plot to bring down an Etihad Airways flight originating from Sydney International Airport July 15.
Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.