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“Superb Owl” Photoshop of MSP Tram Raises Eyebrows, Awareness

Many public spaces in the Twin Cities are covered in advertising promoting this weekend’s Super Bowl, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is no exception. The airport’s Poma-Otis trams feature large “Super Bowl LII” ad wraps. Local aviation enthusiast John Newsome was watching airplanes from the MSP Terminal 1 parking ramp on Sunday. “I was getting some shots of the airport’s afternoon arrivals when I saw the tram going by, and decided to take a photo of it.” Newsome posted his…

Airbus A321LR Completes Maiden Test Flight

On Wednesday, Airbus announced that its newest narrowbody aircraft model, the Airbus A321LR, had completed its maiden flight test, the first step in the aircraft’s certification process. The test aircraft, MSN7877, flew for 2 hours and 36 minutes over the skies of Europe with a crew of six to test…

Twin Cities Prepare For Super Bowl Traffic

With the Super Bowl LII less than five days away, the three airports of Minnesota’s Twin Cities are preparing for the influx of airplanes that are expected to arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, St. Paul Downtown Airport, and Flying Cloud Airport for the game. Officials are expecting over 1,500…

Travel Giant TUI Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX…

TUI, the world's largest tourism company, took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 earlier this week. The aircraft, registered as OO-MAX, landed in Brussels at 11:02 CET after a flight of just under ten hours from Seattle. It's the first of nine 737 MAX 8 variants that will be…

IAG Calls for Easing of UK Visa Restrictions for Chinese…

The importance of air route connectivity between the UK and China has long been touted as one of the reasons to expand London’s Heathrow Airport. With the world’s busiest two runway airport currently at capacity, the addition of new routes to China has been restricted, making it near impossible for…

Norwegian Air Argentina Receives Its Air Operator Certificate

On Saturday, Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) received an Air Services Operator Certificate (AOC), granted by Argentina's National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC). The document recognizes the company as a commercial airline and certifies that it complies with safety and quality standards to carry out aeronautical operations and activities in accordance with the…

United Gets Naming Rights for Historic Los Angeles Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a famous city landmark and venue in Downtown Los Angeles, will become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum in a $69 million naming rights agreement struck between United Airlines and the University of Southern California (USC), the coliseum’s operator. The Coliseum will assume its new name…

United Gets Naming Rights for Historic Los Angeles Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a famous city landmark and venue in Downtown Los Angeles, will become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum in a $69 million naming rights agreement struck between United Airlines and the University of Southern California (USC), the coliseum’s operator. The Coliseum will assume its new name…

Qantas Launches First U.S. to Australia Flight Powered by Biofuel

As several airlines across the globe begin accelerating their carbon emission reduction programs, Qantas flight 96 departed on January 28 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, becoming the first dedicated biofuel flight between the U.S. and Australia. It is estimated that the flight will save 18,000 kg of carbon emissions through…

U.S. Set to Announce Agreement with Qatar Airways, Ease Open…

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to announce tomorrow an agreement with Doha-based Qatar Airways in an attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between the three U.S. legacy carriers and the gulf carriers. A hallmark point of the deal is that Qatar will both agree to internationally-recognized accounting…