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Boeing’s ‘797’ Program Receives New Team Member

A major step was taken for the future of Boeing’s 797 as the program received another confirmed team member. Boeing’s Terry Beezhold has been confirmed as a new member of the 797 team according to CNN Money. Boeing has not yet announced team roles. While the 797 project has not yet been confirmed by Boeing, the company recently created a program office for the possibility of the aircraft being developed. CNN stated that the airplane will be a twin-aisle airplane…

Delta Plans to Celebrate the Retirement of Their 747-400 Fleet

Delta Air Lines is giving customers and employees a chance to fly on the Boeing 747 before the carrier retires the fleet. Delta is the last U.S. passenger airline to fly the jumbo jet dubbed the “Queen of the Skies.” The 747 fleet is set to be retired by the…

EgyptAir Orders Bombardier C Series Aircraft in Dubai

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for 12 firm orders of Bombardier’s C Series with an option for 12 additional aircraft. The complete order, which was announced at the Dubai Airshow, is estimated to cost $2.2 billion for 24 CS300 airliners. During a press conference, Chairman and CEO of…

Juan Carlos Liscano Named American Airlines’ New Latin America Managing…

Juan Carlos Liscano has been named the new American Airlines Managing Director for the airline's Latin America operations. Liscano’s new occupation will require him to oversee operations for “American’s largest international region covering 50 destinations in Mexico and Central and South America,” according to the Dallas-Fort Worth-based company. In 2014,…

The Story of Kansas City International Airport: An Inside Look

Built in 1972, Kansas City International Airport was designed to be one of the easiest airports to fly in or out of, for both pilot and passenger. Formerly known as Kansas City Mid-Continent International Airport, the facility, located in Kansas City, Missouri, was once a fan favorite. For pilots, the…

Virgin America Flights to be Operated by Alaska in April…

After purchasing Virgin America for $2.6 billion in 2016, Alaska Airlines will switch all Virgin America flights to Alaska operations on April 25, 2018. Alaska was cleared by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in December of 2016 to continue with the acquisition of Virgin America,…

Free Instant Messaging Now Offered on Some Flights: Will The…

To stay in touch with friends, family, and clients while flying, passengers must pay for onboard Wi-Fi. Most U.S. domestic Wi-Fi services cost around $5 which may not be worth it to some, especially on short flights. Two U.S. carriers have announced a solution. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines…

Boeing Lands Large Dreamliner Order From Turkish Airlines

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have jointly announced an order for 40 787-9 Dreamliners. The new order has a bill totaled at nearly $11 billion. "The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane in the world. Our intent to purchase these Dreamliners is to meet the demand for wide-body airplanes…

Kearney, Nebraska to Receive New Service From SkyWest

The Kearney, Neb. City Council has unanimously voted SkyWest Airlines has the next carrier for Kearney. City council members voted 5-0 for SkyWest, the winner out of seven bids from other regional carriers. The council will send a recommendation for a two-year contract to the U.S. Department of Transportation. 17…

United Plans to Say Goodbye to the Boeing 747 in…

United Airlines is preparing to retire its Boeing 747 fleet in the most fitting way possible, with a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, the same flight that the first "United Queen" flew back in 1970. The airline is expected to be putting on a…