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A Pan Am Boeing 747-121. (Photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Boeing_747-121%2C_Pan_American_World_Airways_-_Pan_Am_AN1937372.jpg)

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 and errors. Neither of the aircraft involved were scheduled to be in Tenerife that day.  Pan Am flight 1736, a Boeing 747-121, had originated at Los Angeles and was scheduled…

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…