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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Jamaica

Jamaica has always been a popular destination in the Caribbean. However, the country has primarily relied on the sea to bring people to the island. In the 1960s, as aviation was becoming more popular the government of Jamaica faced a decision. They could either invest in British West Indian Airlines, based in Trinidad and Tobago, or start their own national airline. The government decided on the latter and Air Jamaica was born. The airline was founded in August 27, 1963…

Condor Launches New Service from Austin

On Monday, Condor Airlines launched service from Austin, Texas with new service to their hub in Frankfurt. The History of Condor Condor Airlines was founded in 1955 under the name of Deutsche Flugdienst by four German travel and shipping companies; Norddeutscher Lloyd, Hamburg American Line, Deutsche Lufthansa, and Deutsche Bundesbahn.…

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize C Series Order

Air Canada and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that an order for C Series aircraft has been finalized. The airline originally signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in February 2016 for new C Series aircraft, and today finalized an order for 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30.…

Turning Over a NewLeaf in Canadian Aviation

When thinking about Canadian aviation and the commercial airlines gracing the skies a few names instantly pop into mind. Those airlines generally include WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat and a few others. However, starting July 25th, a "new" airline will be seen in the skies above Canada. The carrier, originally founded in 2015 had planned to…

United and AFA Reach Tentative Agreement for Flight Attendant Contract

United and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced today that it has reached an agreement for a flight attendant contract. Flight attendants at the airline currently operate under two contracts and therefore separate work rules: sub-United (sUA) and sub-Continental (sCO). This contract would be the first for the flight…

A Look at Boeing’s Historical Deal with the Middle East

When the United States government signed a controversial agreement with Iran early this year, Boeing was anxious to take advantage of the opportunity. With many sanctions lifted, Iran was about to purchase aircraft from Boeing and Airbus to revive their oldest fleet. Iran Air which is based in Tehran has…

UK Votes to Leave The European Union, Aviation Sector Reacts

Following the announcement that the British people have voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, the UK aviation sector has been reacting accordingly. The vote, followed years of pressure from the British people for the UK government to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership, saw just over…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Quebecair

Founded in 1947 as Rimouski Airlines, Canadian airline Quebecair took its name in 1953 when the company merged with Gulf Aviation, and would grow to serve numerous cities across Canada over the next several decades. Their hub was based in Quebec until 1957, when Montreal became their main operating base.…

Cape Air: America’s Regional Airline

Anyone spotting at Boston’s Logan International Airport are used to the myriad of large jets that come out of the busy airport each day. However, in between the loud jet engines is a dull drone of twin turbocharged piston engines. The Cessna 402s are painted in a white and blue…

Can’t Take the Heat: Airline Graveyards Outside of the Southwest

The Southwestern corner of the United States has become the retirement home to hundreds of old aircraft over the years, however, some airports outside of the mega graveyards in Arizona, California, and New Mexico have found a way to scrap and store airliners. From tropical Florida to snowy Michigan, numerous airframes have found…