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How Some Airlines in Northern Europe and Russia Play “The Name Game”

This is part three of “The Name Game” series. Before reading, be sure to check out Part One and Two on North American and Central European carriers. No two aircraft are alike, and while every carrier can showcase this fact by slapping a registration number on the aircraft and recording the airplane’s manufacturing number, some take it a tad bit further. In this series we will look into the airlines that take individualizing each airplane to the next level. Individual…

New iCAS System Offers Advantages, Step Forward For Single European…

As a new air traffic control system that reduces delays, saves fuel, and decreases CO2 emissions, iCAS offers opportunity for the improvement of civil as well as military air traffic control. This Thursday, the German air traffic control, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), the Dutch air traffic control, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), and the…

Emirates Launches World’s Shortest Airbus A380 Service

Emirates will launch the world's shortest A380 flight this December. The double-decker will be scheduled on one of the nine daily flights that make the 385km Doha flight. From December 1, the flight will depart Dubai at 0745 arriving into Doha at 0805 as EK841. The return flight, EK 842, will…

Heathrow’s Third Runway Announcement: The Losers

Just over 24 hours since the UK Government finally put an end to the long and tedious topic and made a decision to expand London Heathrow with an additional runway, the UK (and government) can now expect another long and tedious process before any construction begins. In fact, our in-house poll currently…

Heathrow’s Third Runway Announcement: The Winners

Just over 24 hours since the UK Government finally put an end to the long and extended topic and made a decision to expand London Heathrow with an additional runway, the UK (and government) can now expect a long and tedious process before any construction begins. In fact, our in-house…

United Moves Forward with 757 Scimitar Winglets Installation

Scimitar winglets are expected to be making an appearance on United's 757 fleet. The project, which is expected to commence in January, follows United’s swift adoption of the technology on its current fleet of Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft. The airline will be the first US carrier to outfit these new winglets…

British Airways Adds Ft. Lauderdale to Gatwick Service

British Airways today announced new service between London’s Gatwick Airport and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The service will be operated three-times a week, with a fourth flight added during the summer season. The route will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 with 275 seats. Service will begin on July 6th,…

PHOTOS: Alaska Airlines Reveals New “Honoring Those Who Serve” Livery

Seattle-based Alaska Air debuted its newest special livery Wednesday with a 737-900ER called “Honoring Those Who Serve." The aircraft serves as a tribute to the men and women of the United States armed forces and their families. Many U.S. carriers not only provide travel for everyday civilians but also to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Chautauqua Airlines

Chautauqua Airlines was formed by former Mohawk Airlines employees Joel and Gloria Hall with the hopes of flying into and out of Jamestown, New York. Operations started in 1973 with two Beech 99s operating flights from Jamestown to Pittsburgh and Buffalo. The airline’s early success didn’t go unnoticed as Pittsburgh…

United Breaks Ground on New Technical Operation Center in Houston…

United Airlines, with the City of Houston and Houston Airport System, has begun the construction process of the airline’s new United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). In continuation with United’s expansion of facilities at its hub, this expansion will add 200,000 square feet of hangar…