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The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner taxis by the staging area on its maiden flight in Charleston, S.C. (Photo: Chuyi Chuang)

Photos: The Boeing 787-10 Completes Maiden Flight in North Charleston, S.C.

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time at the manufacturer's facility in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing’s Charleston plant will be the only facility for 787-10 final assembly. The 787-10 is the third member of the Dreamliner family. With a slightly longer fuselage, the 787-10 maintains 95% commonality with the 787-9 variant, featuring additional cargo and seating capacity. The upgraded Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on the first 787-10 can provide up to 75,000 pounds…

jetBlue Returns to Atlanta After 13 Year Hiatus

New York-based jetBlue has launched their return to Atlanta with a five-times daily service between Boston Logan and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Atlanta is the airline's 101st city within their network, the largest U.S. city not already served by the airline starting on Thursday, with the inaugural flight from Boston…

Virgin Atlantic Begins Direct Flights to San Francisco and Boston…

On Tuesday, Virgin Atlantic became the first carrier to launch direct flights from Manchester to San Francisco and Boston. The airline said that these new routes will save on average 100,000 passengers living in the Manchester area hours of travel time as they will no longer need to travel to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Caribbean Star/Caribbean Sun

With British West Indies Airways removing its island hopping service in the 1990s, new carriers started to pop up. One of these new carriers was the Antigua and Barbuda based Caribbean Star Airlines. The carrier started operations in the eastern portion of the Caribbean in June 2000 with the use…

Inside the Queen: Delta Flight Museum Opens Exhibit Dedicated to…

On Tuesday, the Delta Flight Museum celebrated the opening of a new exhibit called "747 Experience." The exhibit features the carrier's treasured ship 6301 (N661US), the first 747-400 built by Boeing in the 1980s. The Boeing 747 used in the museum contains quite the history lesson. The 747 has been…

JetBlue Cements Deal With the Boston Red Sox

Boston's largest airline, jetBlue, announced the continuation of its commitment to the Boston Red Sox through 2030. With an agreement between the airline and the Major League Baseball (MLB) team already in place, this expansion allows JetBlue to provide more support to the community and Red Sox fans. "The Boston Red Sox…

American Airlines Purchases $200 Million Stake in China Southern

American Airlines has become the second airline to buy a stake in a major Chinese carrier, by way of a $200 million share in Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines. The cost represents a 2.76 percent stake in China’s largest airline, which American is hoping to utilize to strengthen their connecting network…

India Grows to Become Third Largest Domestic Market Worldwide

A Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation report released Monday shows India has surpassed Japan to become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world following unmatched monthly growth in recent years. India’s total domestic air traffic was revealed to be 100 million passengers in 2016, third to the U.S. and…

Boom and The Hopeful Future for Supersonic Commercial Flight

The Concorde was the jet-airliner of its time, with the ability to travel twice the speed of sound (Mach 2.0), a higher than normal (60,000 feet), and seating for 92-128 passengers. The Concorde first entered into service in 1976 and remained in the air until 2003. Meaning "harmony" or "union," the…

Emirates Adds Three New Airbus A380 Destinations in One Day

Emirates announced three new Airbus A380 destinations on Sunday by making a return to Tokyo-Narita and by becoming the first A380 operator to fly into South America and North Africa. The A380 will be replacing the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that Emirates initially used to operate the routes. The Dubai-based carrier…