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2016: This Year in Commercial Aviation

At AirlineGeeks, this past year was one of growth, as the staff increased 50 percent and pageviews continued to increase. This piece encompasses all the major airline industry events that took place in 2016. Major Iran Orders In January, Airbus, Boeing, and Iran Air announced that there was a commitment for a major order of aircraft. In December, both Boeing and Airbus confirmed orders from Iran Air. Over the next decade, the airline is expected to receive more than 180 aircraft from…

A Look at Our Photographers’ Top Photos From 2016

Our photography team travels far and wide to take our readers on a visual look inside the aviation world. Whether it be an airside tour or inside the flight deck, our photographers go all out to capture the passion within this industry. Each of our photographers has picked a few…

Delta Temporarily Increases Capacity to the Caribbean

For a short period of time, Delta has increased their capacity to Caribbean leisure destinations through aircraft changes and additional flights. The accommodations will remain in effect until Jan. 7, 2017. “We are constantly reworking our capacity to best respond to our customers’ travel needs,” said Jose Pepe Zapata, General…

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

In 1992, the aviation industry in Bolivia went through a period of deregulation. The days of domination of the state-owned Lloyd Aereo Boliviano were gone, and new carriers would be allowed to enter the market. Thankfully the terrain of Bolivia is well suited for the aviation industry, with large patches…

Jet2 Adds Additional Aircraft to New Base in London Stansted

Driven by significant expected demand before the launch of its newest base in March of 2017, Jet2 announced that it will be adding additional aircraft to the base, which will operate four brand new routes twice a week throughout the Summer and Winter 2017 and 2018 seasons. This now means that…

Russia Grounds Entire Fleet of Tupolev Tu-154 Aircraft

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced the grounding of all Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft following the recovery of one of the black boxes from a Christmas Day accident involving a Russian military TU-154, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported Tuesday. The airplanes are expected to be out of commission until the…

BOC Aviation Continues Fleet Expansion by Adding 11 New Airbus…

BOC Aviation has recently announced an order for five new Airbus A320 aircraft, with delivery slated for 2017. Last week the company also announced its Purchase-and-Leaseback (PAL) agreement with Qatar Airways for six new Airbus A350 aircraft. With the addition of widebody as well as single-aisle aircraft, the lease company…

Rehabilitating and Rebuilding Iraq’s Flag Carrier

Following the war in Iraq, national flag carrier Iraqi Airways was left with a war torn country and a fleet that showed its age. The carrier has seen their fleet of 17 fixed wing aircraft become grounded during the Invasion of Kuwait. Outside of a few domestic routes and pilgrimage…

Is the FAA Failing the American Flying Public by Lacking…

Earlier this year, we published a story about the safety culture at Allegiant and an FAA investigation into the airline and their maintenance practices. At the time in which the story was published, the FAA had just begun their investigation into the airline and their safety record.  That investigation was completed…

Flybe to Launch New Routes Between Scotland and Heathrow

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, announced earlier this week that they will be operating to Heathrow next year to connect the UK’s largest international gateway with Scotland. They will be offering a choice of 40 scheduled flights per week from Aberdeen and Edinburgh. These new routes will complement Flybe’s already…