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Singapore's first A350-900XWB performs its maiden flight in Toulouse (Photo: Airbus)

Singapore Airlines Expands Scandinavian Network with Stockholm Flights

Singapore Airlines has added a second new flight to their Scandinavian network portfolio with five times per week service to Stockholm via Moscow. The carrier believes that this will compliment existing flights to Copenhagen in Denmark in order to provide connectivity across Scandinavia to destinations in Southeast Asia and Northern Europe. The new route is being served by the carrier's Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft. The first service departed Changi on Tuesday at 12:33 a.m. local time and arrived on the same…

Built to Fail: Supersonic Aircraft

While we all admire the success and fame that has come with aircraft like the Boeing 747 or Airbus A320, not every design is successful. In this multi-part series, we will be looking into some of aviation’s designs that had huge potential and didn’t live up to the hype or…

United Debuts Refreshed Transcontinental Product, Adds Premium Boston to San…

On Wednesday, Chicago-based United Airlines outlined new enhancements for the airline's transcontinental product between Boston and San Francisco along with flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Newark. Starting on July 1, the carrier will add premium cross-country service between Boston and San Francisco in addition to its current…

Ryanair Grows Its Fleet To Meet Increasing Demand in Europe

Fueled by growth in their yearly earnings, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has increased the lease on ten jets through 2019, as well as is requesting an additional two or three additional Boeing 737 aircraft, pending the aircraft manufacturer's approval. The airline currently has 47 aircraft on order with Boeing, with…

Smaller Seats or Higher Fares: A Heated Debate in the…

Passenger comfort has slowly been on the decline for economy passengers in the United States. Much of this decline, however, is due to the passenger's pockets and the fact that many standard travelers are looking for the cheapest way possible to get from their origin to their destination and back.…

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 (N861NW): Three Incidents in One…

On May 20, Delta Air Lines flight 135 was in cruise, near the end of its long-haul flight to Detroit from Amsterdam. While preparing for the upcoming approach into Detroit, the flight crew noticed vibrations in the right-hand engine of the Airbus A330. As a precaution, the flight crew decided…

Russia’s MC-21-300 Jet Quietly Completes Maiden Flight

The MC-21-300 commercial jet took off on its first flight from Irkut's manufacturing facility in Irkutsk, Russia on Sunday. This unannounced first flight is a milestone for the program as the manufacturer aims to compete with Boeing and Airbus for narrowbody aircraft development. The initial flight lasted approximately 30 minutes…

SWISS Takes Delivery of Highly Anticipated Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

On Friday, Bombardier announced that Swiss International Airlines took delivery of their first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier's C Series manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Canada. SWISS has planned the CS300's first commercial maiden flight on June 1, 2017, operating from Geneva to Heathrow. The airline intends to take delivery of 30 total…

Computer Outage Cancels All British Airways London Flights

A significant issue with British Airways' internal computer system led to the cancelation of all flights out of the airline's London Heathrow and Gatwick hubs Saturday. The airline has not yet announced the cause of the "major IT system failure" but said there is no evidence of a cyberattack. The…

Brussels Airlines Begins to Update Long-Haul Fleet With New A330-300s

Brussels Airlines has announced its plans to upgrade their aging fleet with modernized aircraft. The company has recently placed an order for seven new A330-300s which will replace the three A330-200s that they currently operate, which are nearing the end of their leasing period. Over the past few months, the…