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All Nippon Airways Undergoes 787 Dreamliner Woes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) who is currently the largest operator of the 787 and also Boeing’s launch customer for the airframe is struggling with engine troubles, yet again. On Thursday, ANA reported that it was cancelling nine flights because of an engine blade corrosion problem. The United States' Federal Aviation Administration has been investigating engine problems among other parts on the 787, since the initial production date. This particular issue that is causing troubles for ANA has been determined as…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Kaliningrad Avia/KD Avia

With the rise of Soviet economy after World War II, airlines started appearing all across the vast country. One of these start up carrier was Kaliningrad Avia based in the Kaliningrad Oblast on the Baltic Sea. The airline officially started on October 8, 1945 with the backing of the government run…

Saying Goodbye To The Silver MD-80s

Tuesday may have been a normal day of hard labor for most commercial aircraft but for 20 American MD 80s, it was retirement day. "It's a bittersweet day as we say goodbye to so many of our 'mad dog' (aircraft) but we look forward to bringing in newer aircraft to…

FareCompare Debunks International Southwest Effect

According to a recent study released by FareCompare.com, international flyers traveling to the United States do not receive long term benefits from the "Southwest Effect." Well-known to domestic travelers, the Southwest Effect describes a drop in average airfare when Southwest enters a market. A previous study by FareCompare supported the…

World’s Largest Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

The world’s largest aircraft had a successful first flight on Wednesday. The Airlander 10, a modern version of mid-19th century helium-filled airships owned by British aerospace company Hybrid Air Vehicles, flew around Bedfordshire, England for less than 20 minutes due to a delayed departure. “All test objectives were met during…

EASA Voices Opinion On New Medical Requirements

After releasing its advice on the minimum cockpit occupation earlier this month, EASA has voiced its opinion on an updated proposal for the Part-MED. The three main topics focus on pilots' psychiatric evaluation during class 1 medical examination, reducing substance abuse among pilots. The old regulation, from 2011, showed that…

Abandoned in the Rust Belt: Part Three

This is the finale of this three part series, taking a closer look at airports in the "Rust Belt" that have seen the demise of much of their service. However, not all hope is lost as some of these cities continue to fight back to regain flights from both legacy and…

5 Reasons to Fly Norwegian

Award-winning and disruptive, Norwegian (operating as Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Long Haul, and Norwegian Air International) has been raising eyebrows in recent years with regulation hurdles and at times controversial business practices. Through it all, however, the past two years have seen numerous awards and increased profitability for the airline.…

Airline Reservations Systems: A Brief History

In 1946, American Airlines began experimenting with the first automated booking system, the Electromechanical Reservisor. In 1952, the airline introduced a newer system in order to gain access to inventory in real time from across their network. The system, called the Magnetronic Reservisor, was able to store up to 1,000…

Qantas Drops Its Remaining A380 Deliveries: Where Does This Leave…

This week Qantas' Chief Executive Officer announced that the airline sees no market for the remaining eight A380 aircraft the airline is due to receive, highlighting the continued decline for the airframe's long-term prospects. "There's a network for 12 [the airline currently has in service] that's very good and works very…