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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Transportes Aéreos Nacional

In 1946, Brazilian airline Transportes Aéreos Nacional was created by two former pilots and two shareholders. By 1948, the airline took to the skies for the first time, launching service from its headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to three initial destinations using its first two DC-3 aircraft. Over the course of six years beginning in 1949, the carrier acquired and incorporated five smaller airlines: OMTA, Central Aérea, VASD, Viabras, and Itaú. The airlines were operated as a consortium, named Consórcio…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Channel Express

In 1978, Channel Express took to the skies out of Bournemouth Airport in England as Express Air Services. Initially, the carrier focused on service to the Channel Islands off the coast of France and cargo operations in the U.K. and Europe, in addition to charter flights to the Middle East,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Airwork Services Limited

In 1928, Airwork Services Limited came to fruition in Middlesex, England with the formation of the Heston Aerodrome, a private airfield funded by the new company. Over the course of its 60-year history, the company undertook a variety of operations from flight training to commercial airline operations. In 1935, the…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Tradewinds Airways

In 1969,  British cargo airline Tradewinds Airways was formed after the collapse of its predecessor Transglobe Airways. The new airline took to the sky with the launch of charter flights from their hub at London's Gatwick Airport and would serve a variety of destinations over the course of their history. With…

Boeing Expands Service Engagement in Latin America

Boeing announced that it is expanding its commercial service capabilities in Latin America with Brazil's GOL Linhas Aereas S.A. and Mexico's Aeromexico as of April 4. Both airlines utilize extensive Boeing fleets, complete with some of the smallest and largest Boeing aircraft ranging from Boeing 737s to Boeing 787 Dreamliners.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aerovias Brasil

In August 1942, Brazilian carrier Aerovias Brasil was formed as a product of TACA Airlines', now Avianca El Salvador, mission to form one national airline per Latin American country. During the first years of its existence, the airline operated domestic passenger flights within Brazil, as well as non-regular cargo operations,…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Tungaru

Launched in 1977, Air Tungaru was the first airline of Kiribati, and also the nation’s flag carrier. Over the course of their history, the carrier served approximately 20 destinations, including all 16 domestic airports in the Gilbert Islands, such as Aranuka, Kiritimati, Beru, Marakai, Onotoa, and Tamana, among others. Their…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Korean National Airlines

Founded in 1946 by Captain Shin Yong-Wook, South Korean carrier Korean National Airlines, or KNA, was formed as a commercial passenger and air cargo airline. Instead of its longer full name, the carrier operated under the name Koreanair. KNA’s inaugural flight took place on October 30, 1948, from Seoul to Busan…

Boeing Invests in Digital Education Provider Singularity University

On Thursday, Boeing announced that it had invested in Singularity University, or SU, a digital education program provider and online community which focuses on furthering exponential technologies such as nanotech fabrication, robotics, and augmented and virtual reality. For Boeing, the investment and partnership will reaffirm its intention to further digital…