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A Cessna 185 Skywagon. By Oscar Elvir Vasquez [GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html) or GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Look Out Below: An Usual Way of Transporting Fish to New Homes

Utah has an unusual and spectacular way of restocking it's more remote and difficult to access lakes: airdropping fish directly above the lakes. Although typically used to quickly insert military forces or supplies to recipients on the ground, fish are now finding themselves being dropped from airplanes. A video posted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shows how hundreds of fingerlings – a scientific term for baby fish – are being dumped into a lake by a low-flying aircraft. The…

India’s Growing Aviation Industry is Struggling to Make Money

India is expected to be the third largest aviation market in less than 10 years. However, carriers on the subcontinent forever struggle to turn a profit. Flag carrier Air India has been on the brink of bankruptcy for quite some time and the government is looking for some good samaritan…

Throwback Thursday (TBT) in Aviation History: Era Aviation

Founded in 1948 by entrepreneur Carl Brady, Era Aviation began as a for-hire helicopter company based in Alaska. Brady would make most of his early work government related, with mapping projects making up most of his early projects. However, the company would expand over its early years and grow in…

Alaska Airlines Announces First Flight to Ohio

Alaska Airlines announced they would be introducing service from its main hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to John Glenn Columbus International in Columbus, Ohio. The route will be the airline's first flight to the state of Ohio as well as the first and only nonstop flight from the Pacific Northwest…

Laudamotion Announce Expansion Plans, New Livery and Growth Initiatives

Laudamotion, the Austrian low-cost airline which took over the insolvent Niki earlier this year, has announced that it will double its fleet size from 9 to 18 Airbus A320 aircraft for summer 2019. The carrier, which focuses on the Austrian and German markets, has had a successful first summer season…

From Turboprops to Turbofans: Inside CommutAir’s Transition to the Embraer…

AirlineGeeks has partnered up with regional airline CommutAir to give AvGeeks an inside look at the operations of a regional airline and the life of a regional pilot through a series of articles and videos. Over the course of our partnership, we hope to give readers a behind the scenes…

Cape Air Announces New Flights to New York’s JFK Airport

New Yorkers now have a new way of getting out of the city to the famous Massachusetts island of Nantucket and iconic Cape Cod as Cape Air has announced it will begin seasonal winter service to New York’s JFK Airport. The new route between New York and Nantucket/Hyannis will provide…

California Pacific Sets Launch Date Following Years of Delays

For California Pacific Airlines, the long nine-year wait to commence operations is finally seeing a true start date. The airline-to-be has been attempting to start operations since 2011 but issues in getting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sign off on allowing the carrier to operate saw the airline delay…

Ryanair Signs First Union Deal with Pilots

Irish carrier Ryanair has signed its first-ever union deal with its pilots based in Italy. The carrier, which is known for its hard line with unions, hopes that the new collective labor agreement with Italian pilots will allow the airline to sign similar deals across the carrier's network. The signing…

LATAM Airlines Plans Major Cabin Refurbishment While Battling Ongoing Operational…

Last week at the Boyd Aviation Forecast Summit held in Denver, LATAM Airlines' executives surprisingly announced the airline plans to spend $400 million in refurbishing the cabins of many of its existing Boeing 767s, Boeing 777s and A320 aircraft. The airline hopes that the updates will enable it to keep…