The Boeing 737-200 And the Start of the Jet Age…

Lately, aviation enthusiasts have rarely seen Boeing 737-200 aircraft — easy to notice with a distinctive engine shape — crossing the Indonesian archipelago. The reason is that many national airlines have stopped operating these aircraft, among them Sriwijaya Air. The airline, owned by Chandra Lie, was recorded to have operated…

More On JetBlue’s Strategic, Financial Rationale for Spirit Airlines Offer

On Tuesday, news leaked that JetBlue had made a $3.6 billion takeover offer for Spirit Airlines, the Miramar, Fla.-based ultra-low-cost carrier that in February agreed to terms for a merger with close competitor Frontier Airlines. The early announcement — in addition to a formal release from the airline after the…

Ten Days After the Fatal Crash of China Eastern MU5735,…

On March 21, a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 crashed in mountains near Wuzhou, China. The aircraft, B-1791, was operating flight MU5735 from Kunming to Guangzhou. As of this moment, all 132 passengers and crews onboard were confirmed lost in this tragic accident. Both black boxes, the flight data recorder (FDR)…

A Brief Intro to ADS-B, the Technology that Makes Planes…

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has set the world on edge. People are tuning in to minute-by-minute updates of what’s happening on the ground. Avgeeks, while keeping up with the events on the ground, are also looking up to the skies. Ukrainian airspace has been cleared of civilian aircraft, and…

Upsizing Cargo With The Airbus Beluga

Having flown its maiden flight in 1994, the Airbus A300-600ST Super Transporter — also known as the adorable and oversized Airbus BelugaST — became the world's most unique cargo carrier as it featured one of the biggest cargo holds of any civil or military aircraft flying today in quite an…

The Revived Jet Airways Is Preparing A Huge New Aircraft…

According to reports, the new owners of India's former full-service airline Jet Airways are in negotiations with aircraft manufacturers about placing a large order. Jet Airways' ambitions for a comeback have seized the interest of industry insiders, former Jet fans, and aviation enthusiasts for months. The news of the airline's…

Geese Inspire New Airbus Formation Flying Technology

Few aerial sights are as majestic as a V-formation of Canadian geese honking overhead against a blazing autumn sunset. The last time geese and Airbus made airline history together was when the big migratory birds got sucked into Captain Sully’s Airbus A320 engines over New York City, 208 seconds before…

Chinese Airlines Struggle While the World Slowly Reopens

On Nov. 8, as European airlines celebrate the reopening of the U.S., their peers in China are worrying about how to survive through the pandemic. Airlines released their third-quarter earnings in the past week, and only Spring Airlines, a budget airline based in Shanghai, turned a profit over the quarter.…

Air China Looks To Domestic Growth for Pick-Up After Modest…

Air China released its 2021 third quarter earnings Wednesday, revealing 7% growth in capacity — measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) — versus the same period In 2020, remarkably lower than the 26% growth recorded in previous quarters of 2021. The decelerated pace was anticipated as China has endured multiple…