On Wednesday, Airbus announced its largest single aircraft order in the company’s history. U.S. investment firm Indigo Partners bought 430 aircraft of the Airbus A320 family for a sticker price of 49.5 billion dollars. The deal
As of Nov. 13, Boeing announced its latest forecast, highlighting that the Middle East would be in need of 3,350 airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $730 billion. The company presented their Current
Air Canada has become the first Canadian airline to use virtual reality to simulate a passenger’s experience flying on board the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner. With the technology, users are able to explore all aspects
As reported earlier this summer, the first Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 will be returned to leasing firm Dr. Peters next week, signaling uncertainty about the future of the A380 and the market for these used,
American Airlines has announced that it plans to completely retire its MD-80 fleet in 2019. The MD-80 has been one of the workhorses of the American Airlines fleet, operating countless short-haul domestic and international routes
This weekend has been a weekend of lasts. Throughout the world, multiple aircraft have flown their final flights for their respective airlines. Some are giants, known all over the world for their size and ability.
Hawaiian Airlines recently took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. A team of the airline’s employees flew to Hamburg to pick up the aircraft, sporting Hawaiian’s newly revised livery. With the first aircraft delivered,
On Monday, Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, or MHI, announced an agreement aimed at reducing the cost of production and joint studies regarding advanced aero structure technologies, according to Boeing. “This agreement advances the strong
Like many AvGeeks, I’ve always been attracted to oddities in the aviation industry. Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-400 Combi, short for combination, was, possibly, one of the last true aviation oddities in the U.S. Sadly, the
On Monday, two aircraft manufacturing giants, Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc., announced their partnership to manufacture and sell Bombardier’s newest line of aircraft, the C Series. This is the first partnership on a new aircraft
Fort Worth-based American Airlines is taking delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 today. In July, the aircraft was on the final assembly line at Boeing’s plant in Renton, Washington, and now that flight
Following a 97 year partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KLM Cityhopper and the aircraft manufacturer Fokker, the airline is now phasing out its Fokker 70 fleet in an effort to operate more modern aircraft.
Earlier this week, United Technologies Corp agreed to purchase Rockwell Collins, Inc. for approximately $23 billion. This proposed merger has the potential to significantly shake things up within the aircraft-parts manufacturing industry. United Technologies Corp
On Sept. 1, Hong Kong Airlines took delivery of their first Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft. The delivery is the first of four for the airline via AerCap Holdings, a leasing company. The airline is expecting a
Being promoted from a first officer to a captain can be a lengthy process, taking sometimes up to ten years to receive the promotion. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to offer faster promotions for junior