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Bombardier unveils the Challenger 3500 (Photo: Bombardier)

Bombardier Announces Challenger 350 Revamp

Bombardier introduced their super mid-size Challenger 3500 aircraft at their production facility in Montreal on Tuesday morning. The aircraft is a revamp of their already-existing Challenger 350 aircraft, originally introduced in 2014. While maintaining many of the 350’s features relating to performance, reliability and comfortability of ride, the manufacturer looks to modernize the aircraft by incorporating aspects seen on Bombardier’s larger Global family aircraft. “We are raising the bar on our competition with a refreshed product,” says Bombardier Chief Executive…

Hawaiian Airlines Returns Service To American Samoa 

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will be returning to the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. The carrier looks to provide nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Pago Pago-Tafuna International Airport, located in the village of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa.  Returning…

Eastern Airlines Expands Operations Into Cargo Market with 777F Purchase

On Wednesday, Eastern Airlines announced that it will be expanding its operations into the cargo market following the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777F aircraft. Set to enter service in the first quarter of 2022, the aircraft acquired by the company will be the first 777s to ever undergo a passenger-to-freighter…

Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees a $200 Monthly Surcharge

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday, August 25, that it will require unvaccinated employees to pay an additional $200 health care surcharge every month whilst remaining unvaccinated. The additional charge on employees’ health insurance premiums will go into effect on November 1st. The memo addressed to employees from CEO Ed…

Mask Mandate Extended Through Early 2022

On Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask mandate to Jan. 18, 2022, for passengers and crew onboard commercial aircraft or at U.S. airports. It is also extended to individuals on any form of public transportation like train and bus. The mandate aims to limit the spread…

Amazon Air Launches $1.5 Billion Cargo Hub

On Wednesday, Amazon began operations at its newest hub located at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campus will serve as the main hub for the carrier's network which consists of operations to over 40 scheduled destinations across the U.S.  As the carrier exclusively transports Amazon packages, the hub looks to…

Global Crossing Airlines Becomes the Newest U.S. Air Carrier

After receiving its Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC) administered by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday, Global Crossing Airlines, also known as GlobalX, is recognized as the country’s newest airline. However, they continue to patiently await the Department of Transportation’s approval. The certificate granted, authorizes the airline to operate…

Boeing Reports First Profit Since 2019 In Quarter 2 Earnings

On Wednesday, July 28, aircraft manufacturer Boeing held its second quarter earnings call for 2021, posting its first profit in nearly two years. This comes at a time when the industry recovery trend continues to accelerate forward following less travel restrictions, leading to more servable routes. Boeing’s $567 million profit…

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Sustainable Energy Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport to run completely on natural gas and solar energy when their microgrid went live on Wednesday after breaking ground nearly one year ago. The project utilizes a microgrid, an electricity source that runs independently while maintaining its connection to the traditional grid. The…

Bombardier Introduces New Pre-Owned Aircraft Program

The business jet manufacturer Bombardier has announced the launch of their new Bombardier Certified Pre-owned aircraft program giving its customers access to premium aircraft, experience and coverage. The program was announced shortly after the publication of their first Bombardier Pre-Owned Market Report — comprehensive data regarding all Bombardier aircraft transactions.…