Boeing Completes First 777X Flight in Everett, Wash.

After years of design, testing, set-backs to overcome and a few last-minute weather delays, Saturday was the day aviation saw the Boeing 777X take to the skies for the first time. Marking a new era for what has been a turbulent period in Boeing's history. N779XW, a 777-9 variant, took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at 10.00 a.m. local time and conducted a flight test lasting four hours and four minutes. Plans for the first flight were shelved two days in a row…

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The 777X test aircraft (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Air Frances to Introduce Business Class Service on Domestic Routes

Air France is extending its business class service to customers on its domestic network, on departing flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and other French cities, which will also be available on short-haul flights connecting the French regions to international destinations. Now business class customers with a connection on a long, medium or short-haul flight to or from France can book all the way in business class service at no extra cost throughout their trip.  A tailor-made business cabin for travel within France offers three…

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An Air France A320 in Amsterdam (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Biondi)

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An Alaska 737-800 at Reagan National Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

Airbus to Add A321 Production Capacity in Toulouse

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Air Transat's first Airbus A321neo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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As time passes to prevent the earth’s average temperature from rising to potentially-catastrophic levels permanently, airlines are under increasing pressure to reduce their emissions. Airlines have had varying responses to this. JetBlue will go carbon neutral this year, following easyJet's precedent. Other major airlines have revealed plans to reduce their emissions by a set date. Chinese airlines may be on the wrong path in the coming years. CarbonBrief reports that China’s aviation market could quadruple its emissions by 2050. China’s aviation industry has grown from…

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An Air China 777 sits on the ramp at Houston Intercontinental Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)
ZeroG's Aman Bhattarai and Gerhard Kaltenborn discuss improving on-time departures using artificial intelligence during a segment of LH452's FlyingLab. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

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