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AirlineGeeks Webinar: U.S. Airlines and Post-Pandemic Next Steps

Join AirlineGeeks for an in-depth discussion with travel industry analyst Henry Harteveldt, breaking down the next steps and complications for U.S. airlines as an upward post-pandemic industry recovery continues. This webinar will take place on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET). Register by clicking here. Attendees can submit questions in the form below.  Learn more about Henry... Henry Harteveldt, one of the travel industry’s most respected analysts, is President of Atmosphere Research Group. Founded by…

AirlineGeeks Webinar: How Test Flights Work with Honeywell Aerospace

As part of its webinar series, AirlineGeeks will be hosting Honeywell Aerospace's Joe Duval to discuss test flights and experimental aircraft. Mr. Duval has decades of experience as a pilot and aviation professional, operating several of Honeywell's testbed aircraft, including the Boeing 757-200. Join AirlineGeeks and Honeywell Aerospace on June…

Inside Victorville Airport, 400 Pandemic-Stricken Airliners Face an Uncertain Future

Head through the Mojave Desert and up Interstate 15 just north of Los Angeles, and you’ll find a relatively small, unsuspecting airport with no commercial air service. Airfields such as this one aren’t uncommon in California, but this particular one stands out. ComAv Technical Services, located at Southern California Logistics…

How a 38-Year-Old 757 Tests the Next Generation of Aviation…

Age is just a number, as they say, and Honeywell’s 757-200 is no exception to this rule. The aircraft — registered as N757HW — tests some of the latest and greatest aviation technologies, including safety systems, powerplants and products targeted more towards the airline passenger. N757HW was the fifth 757…

Growing Pains and Delays: Onboard Avelo’s Phoenix-Burbank Flight

There is a reason that I opted out of Avelo’s media flight in late April, and my experience on the airline’s inaugural Phoenix/Mesa to Burbank flight highlighted that. Media flights are typically set up to go perfectly with an operational execution that does not match with reality. And sure enough,…

‘This is the worst it’s ever been:’ An Interview with…

Airline industry tycoon Bob Crandall is no stranger to the peaks and pitfalls of the airline industry. As the former president and chairman of American Airlines from 1985 to 1998, Crandall is known for his unique cost-cutting strategies and outspokenness when it comes to investing in airlines. Long since retired,…

AirlineGeeks Webinar: Q&A with ‘The New Air Force One: Flying…

AirlineGeeks will host 9-Line Media Owner Scott Bateman on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Mr. Bateman's team recently produced a new documentary called 'The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress,' which exclusively went behind-the-scenes as the U.S. government prepares to introduce a new presidential aircraft. The documentary aired…

What It’s Like to Fly the 737 MAX Post-Grounding

On Tuesday, Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX took to the skies again in the U.S. with paying passengers onboard. American Airlines became the first U.S. operator to place the type back into revenue service with a flight from Miami International Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Other U.S. airlines are planning…

Arizona Man Looks to Start Sushi Restaurant in Decommissioned 747

In an age where more-and-more airliners fall by the retirement wayside, a Boeing 747 sitting alongside Interstate 10 near Tucson, Ariz. is finding new life. But this time the jet won’t be traversing the skies, instead being commissioned to serve sushi to patrons on the ground. The aircraft, registered as…

Photos: Boeing Shows Off Latest ecoDemonstrator on a 787-10

Boeing showed off the latest successor in its ecoDemonstrator program last week. The aircraft, which will eventually be delivered to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways, is a newly-built 787-10 Dreamliner. The company's ecoDemonstrator program was started in 2012 using a 737 aircraft. Since then, five Boeing jets have…