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Turkmenistan Targets Cargo Growth With A330P2F Order

Wanting to take advantage of the country’s location, Turkmenistan Airlines has inked an agreement with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for two Airbus A330 cargo aircraft. The widebodies will passenger to cargo converted fuselages and will be due for delivery in 2022. Born out of the success of converting older Airbus models, the A330 passenger to cargo conversion, titled the A330P2F, was launched in 2012 as a joint venture. The program is backed by ST Engineering, Airbus and Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH.…

As Recovery Begins, New Competitors See Potential

As seen before in times of struggle, the gaps in the aviation route map have always left room for new competitors and the ability to test the waters on recently dropped or previously unserved markets. Post-September 11, the industry saw the rise of airlines like jetBlue, Eos Airlines, SkyBus, and…

As 2021 Nears, Japan Airlines and Arashi Are “movin’ on”

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have made a habit of creating long term special liveries that span numerous years and numerous aircraft. For All Nippon Airways, the airline has consistently targeted studio work with liveries like Pokémon and Star Wars, which have continued to grace aircraft for years. Japan…

Birds of a Feather: The Aircraft Lost to COVID-19 in…

To not mince words about the commercial aviation industry when talking about the last year, but 2020 sucked. The global force for moving passengers was grounded with the rapid spread of COVID-19 as borders closed, demand fell and airlines looked to make the most of the disaster at hand. Months…

Birds of a Feather: The Aircraft Lost to COVID-19 in…

To not mince words about the commercial aviation industry when talking about the last year, but 2020 sucked. The global force for moving passengers was grounded with the rapid spread of COVID-19 as borders closed, demand fell and airlines looked to make the most of the disaster at hand. Months…

Kansas City Gives Greenlight for Glass Jetbridges

As work continues on the new single terminal building at the Kansas City International Airport, the Missouri city’s council has given the greenlight for a very special jetbridge contract. The city council agreed to go forward with a $31.5 million contract with JBT AeroTech Corporation with a max expenditure of…

Boeing 717 Sunsetting Means the End for The DC-9 Family

On February 25, 1965, the Douglas DC-9 took to the skies, creating a new narrowbody aircraft for the commercial aviation industry to take notice to. Much like the airlines that have utilized the jet, the aircraft itself has gone through various transformations becoming the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 and eventually…

Southwest Plans Sarasota Launch Despite Seeing Demand Dip

As summer travel begins to dip and COVID-19 numbers climb in the United States, carrier Southwest Airlines warned that the trend is affecting demand. The airline says that demand for the next two months has slowed after months of positive trends. The carrier says that this will play a big…

Eau Claire: Western Wisconsin’s Gateway to the World

Located near the Chippewa River, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (CVRA) has made consistent strides to connecting the people of Eau Claire, Wis. and Chippewa Falls to the outside world. The airport’s evolution from a grass field to the present-day two-runway airport has had Minneapolis ties since the beginning. But…

A Mountain Between Them: The Airports of Charlottesville and Staunton,…

Situated on either side of one of the Appalachians many lengthy mountain chains, the airports of Charlottesville, Va. and Staunton, Va. have competed for personal pride and service. But only being located slightly over 30 minutes apart, the demand for the towns of over 20,000 and 40,000 have led to…