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Rosavia’s Frigate Ecojet: Could It Be a Game-Changer?

In another attempt to break the Boeing-Airbus duopoly, a Russian startup company is attempting to redefine the market with a new aircraft concept whose unique characteristics place it in a category of its own. Rosavia, a Moscow-based private company, has named the project "The Frigate Ecojet." The new aircraft is being conceptualized in order to cater to a very niche market. When an airline needs to transport a large number of passengers over relatively short distances, it has two choices. One option is to…

Will Emirates Say “Hello” to New Fifth Freedom Rights Flight?

Emirates has recently requested fifth freedom rights to fly between Zurich, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. Fifth freedom rights allow the carriage of passengers between two countries by an airline of the third. Emirates already operates several fifth freedom rights flights, which include New York to Milan, Bangkok to Hong…

Embraer Rolls Out First E190-E2 Jet

On February 25th, 2016, Embraer officially rolled out their new E190-E2 aircraft, a significant milestone for the company as the airplane is the first of their second generation of E-Jets. Embraer held the special ceremony at their plant in São José dos Campos, Brazil. "The rollout held today marks the completion…

Emirates Expands Presence in Southeast Asia

Emirates has announced it will begin daily nonstop flights from Dubai to Yangon (RGN), Myanmar, and Hanoi (HAN), Vietnam beginning August 3. The new flights will strengthen Emirates’ presence in the Asia region. The airline currently serves 12 cities in seven countries in the Southeast Asia region, with flights too…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

After the Second World War, air travel in Hungary was decimated. Before the war, four main airlines had dominated the Hungarian skies. However, they were all forced to suspend service for the war. After the war, the four airlines were in ruins, and there nowhere to turn other than mergers.…

United Launches New Amenity Kits and Changes to Catering

In an internal memo, United announced it will be introducing new amenity kits to its GlobalFirst and BusinessFirst premium cabins. In addition, it announced several changes to catering, which will take place on March 1. New Amenity Kits The new amenity kits will feature a tribute to United’s heritage. Wrapped…

Singapore Airlines to Take Delivery of Airbus A350

Singapore Airlines will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 on March 2, which will arrive in Singapore on March 3. The airline currently has 63 firm orders for the jet with options for 20 more. After delivery, Singapore will operate the aircraft on crew familiarization flights between Singapore and Kuala…

Qantas to Launch Domestic Inflight Wi-Fi Service

Qantas has announced it will launch inflight Wi-Fi service next year on domestic flights in Australia. The airline will partner with ViaSat, a global broadband services provider and will tap into the NBNTM network. This new Wi-Fi service will be up to 10 times faster than other on-board Wi-Fi services and…

Southwest Shows Off New State Jet

On Monday, Southwest revealed its newest state-themed jet, Tennessee One. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 (N922WN), features a decorative rendition of the Tennessee flag. In Nashville, Southwest brought employees, customers, and community members for a flight to Memphis and a special “Live at 35” concert featuring country music stars Chris…

American Expands, Upgrades Lounge Experience

American Airlines recently announced a major series of updates and expansions to their lounges worldwide. Changes are coming to all three brands of American’s lounges; Flagship, Admirals, and Arrivals, bringing them closer to the standards of American’s new premium aircraft interiors. American’s Flagship Lounge, which qualifies as the airline’s most…