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American Sends Long-Time Super 80 Workhorse to the New Mexico Desert

American Airlines officially laid the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 to rest on Wednesday after 36 years of service with the airline. Today, 26 Super 80s, as the airline marketed them as, still in American Airlines' polished aluminum liveries, embarked on their final flight to Roswell, New Mexico where they will enjoy their long days in the sun, ending an era for the airline. AA80, operated by N984TW, acted as the final revenue flight for the chrome-plated MD-80s, flying from Dallas/Fort Worth…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

What If the Disney Airline Rumor Was True

JustDisney.co, a Walt Disney fan site, released a false rumor about a Disney airline. While the story was confirmed by Disney to be indeed false, the topic is interesting. The story that The Walt Disney Co is possibly taking a dive into the airline industry in 2021 broke on June…

ExxonMobil Donates Hydraulic Fluid to Keep Concorde Alive

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Concorde’s first flight, ExxonMobil has donated over 1,000 liters of hydraulic fluid to Heritage Concorde. Founded in 2010, Heritage Concorde is a group of ex-Concorde engineers and aviation enthusiasts based in the United Kingdom and France dedicated to the preservation of the…

Boeing Announces MAX Production Cut, Creates Committee to Re-Evaluate Company…

Boeing has announced its plan to cut production of the 737 MAX by one-fifth starting in mid-April. The aircraft manufacturer will now produce 42 MAX aircraft a month opposed to the 52 they have been producing. In a statement released Friday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the production cut will…

The Midwest Remains in Devastation from Flooding; American and Delta…

The Midwest has been impacted by major flooding for nearly two weeks now. A blizzard in the West and a sudden spike in temperatures across the region caused large amounts of snowmelt and heavy rainfall to fill area rivers, impacting thousands across Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. The…

Alaska Airlines Launches Commercial Service from New Paine Field Terminal

Commercial service is finally underway at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. as Alaska Airlines began regional operations Monday morning from the airport's newly-opened passenger terminal. Paine Field, also called Snohomish Country Airport, has been known for decades as the home for a majority of Boeing’s builds and tests flights but…

Canada’s Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier Flair Announces Rebranding Strategy

Canada’s ultra-low-cost carrier (ULC) Flair Air announced a rebranding strategy on Wednesday. The rebranding strategy includes new crew uniforms, a new aircraft livery, an all-new website, a new logo, and more. New flight attendant uniforms are designed by Canadian designers CarryCorp, with a release date of April 2019. A freshly designed aircraft livery…