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Heathrow’s Hidden Gem: Visiting The British Airways Speedbird Centre

Every day, hundreds of British Airways flights depart and arrive from London's Heathrow Airport, a common occurrence for the better part of the last half-century.  For those passing through Heathrow or London itself, the British Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre, located at British Airways' headquarters, is a little-known resource to learn about the history of Britain's flag carrier. [caption id="attachment_33657" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Welcome to the British Airways Speedbird Centre. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Jordan Green)[/caption] The tour begins just outside the museum…

From a Cessna 172 to a Boeing 737: Trying My…

When boarding a plane, one can usually spot out the aviation enthusiasts quite easily as they'll often peek in the cockpit before heading to their seat for even just a slight glimpse at the controls up front. For pilots and non-pilot enthusiasts alike, the dream is to one day sit…

Binter Enters Into Maintenance Agreement with Embraer for E195-E2

Continuing the trend of manufacturer-sponsored maintenance programs, Embraer announced on April 10, 2019, that it has signed a multi-year Total Support Program (TSP) agreement with Binter, the European launch customer of the E195-E2, to support Binter’s new E195-E2 fleet.  The Embraer E195-E2 is the largest variant of Embraer’s E2 family,…

Remembering the Tenerife Airport Disaster 42 Years Later

On March 27, 1977, 42 years ago, the deadliest accident in aviation history occurred at Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Two Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest passenger aircraft flying at the time, had collided, leaving 583 casualties due to a series of miscommunications…

British Airways Adds BEA to Retro Livery Line-Up

On Monday, British Airways debuted another heritage livery in celebration of their centennial. G-EUPJ, an Airbus A319, joins G-BYGC, a Boeing 747-400 as the second British Airways jet to fly in heritage colors. G-BYGC was unveiled in February and is currently operating in the classic BOAC livery. [caption id="attachment_31827" align="aligncenter"…

Airbus and Japan Airlines Announce FHS Contract

On Monday, Airbus announced a new contract with Japan Airlines for its Flight Hour Services (FHS) program. The announcement comes only three days after Airbus announced that the first JAL A350-900 has begun final assembly at their Toulouse factory. That aircraft is scheduled for delivery later this year. Airbus offers…

Boeing Unveils Augmented Reality for New 777X Interior

Boeing unveiled an augmented reality experience for one of its largest upcoming aircraft, the Boeing 777x, on Wednesday to give enthusiasts and customers a sneak peek at what the interior of what will be the largest 777 variant.  The 777x augmented reality experience allows the user to explore the 777x’s business…