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MetroJet A321 Crashes Near Sinai

At around 08:00 UTC, reports surfaced that a Russian airliner disappeared 23 minutes after departure from Egyptian radar whilst enroute from Egypt's Sharm El- Sheikh to Russia's St. Petersburg. The aircraft departed from Egypt at 03:51 UTC Soon after reports of the disappearance, various sources have confirmed that the airliner in question belongs to MetroJet (Kogalymavia), based in Kogalym, Tyumen, Russia. The aircraft is an Airbus A321 ,EI-ETJ, which is 18 years old and was carrying 224 passengers and 7 crew members. The…

The Airplane: What Would Modern Life Be Without It?

The airplane; easily one of most influential inventions of the 20th century, if not all time. Let's be honest, nothing has come along that has revolutionized our world as much as aviation. Granted, the internet is a pretty decent invention, it didn't shrink the world as much as it did…

Chinese Company Agrees to Purchase 130 Airbus Aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and Airbus have announced an order for 100 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A330 aircraft following the signing of the General Terms Agreement between the two companies. The company, which is a government corporation, acts as a neutral third party. CAS is a well-known…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

On June 27, 1979, Atlantic Southeast Airlines took to the skies for the first time, beginning the regional carriers' long and successful journey in the skies above the Southeastern United States and far beyond. Based in Atlanta, Atlantic Southeast, often referred to as ASA, maintained close ties with larger carriers…

Annie’s Bay: Bermuda’s SXM Alternative

When it comes to "AvGeek beach paradise" only one airport and beach usually comes to mind: St. Maarten and Maho Beach. The thrill of being near aircraft as they fly into Princess Juliana Airport makes St. Maarten a must for any aviation enthusiast.  However, an airport in Bermuda provides a…

Transaero’s Fleet Heads for Storage

Following the sudden and climatic end to Russian airline Transaero, the airline's fleet has begun positioning to storage locations. At the start of the month, Transaero announced it would be shutting down, expecting final flights in the middle of December. However, this process was quickly brought forward, and on October…

The Case for Flying Alaska Airlines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

The Case for Flying Delta Air Lines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

Celebrating the End of An Era and the Beginning of…

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, individuals of varying backgrounds hiked out to John F. Kennedy International Airport to celebrate a moment in aviation history.  This moment being the last opening of the TWA Flight Center to the public and the history lying in Trans World Airlines.  Many remembered the former…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: FlyGlobeSpan

Globespan began its history as an Edinburgh tour operator, operating various trips utilizing chartered planes from other airlines in the United Kingdom. The company sought to prove that it was the leader in the traveling industry, specifically in Scotland. To prove this, the company increased charter flights and started their own…