A Queen’s Goodbye: Ferrying a Boeing 747 to Its Final…

Halfway over the Pacific, I'm sitting in seat 6A, which is not the normal seat for me. Usually I'm on the upper deck, front row, right seat, monitoring the systems and instruments of this Boeing 747-400, but today is no ordinary day. We started this trip in Taipei, noon on…

First Look: American Airlines’ 737 MAX Rolls Out of Paint…

The first of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to be delivered to American Airlines was rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing Field on Monday night. The airframe, LN6515, will eventually become one of nearly 1,000 aircraft currently flying for the world's largest airline. It will be the…

Reflections on 9/11: Washington Dulles Airport Managers Share Personal Stories…

We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures: a beautiful September morning 16 years ago that forever altered the landscape of America and the aviation industry. If you’re old enough, you recall where you were on that fateful day. These three American Airlines managers do as well. They all…

Flying a War Torn Flag: Syrian Aviation Faces the Civil…

For years, Middle Eastern air carriers have been impacted by various conflicts in the region. However, some of the greatest impact is felt in the war-torn country of Syria. Syrian aviation has been confronted with the complicated issue of how to continue air carrier service while the Syrian Civil War…

Learning to Fly a Seaplane: A Personal Reflection Part 2

In the world of aviation, enthusiasts are often seen discussing aircraft that land on concrete runways rather than those that land over water. However, living in a state that has a large coastline, as well as needing to obtain my rating for my job, I wanted to share my story…

A Pilot’s Personality: An Interview With Suneil Banerjee

In a quest to find the best pilot social media personalities, there is certainly one name that is hard to overlook. Suneil Banerjee, known on Instagram as @the787dreamlife, is a first officer for British Airways on board their Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Suneil also maintains his own travel blog, and…

Documenting History: An Interview with Veteran Boeing Corporate Photographer Bob…

Photographing airplanes for a manufacturer like Boeing serves as a way of documenting history in one sense. Numerous aircraft have changed the way in which the world moves, including Boeing’s emblematic 747 or 707. While veteran Boeing corporate photographer Bob Ferguson was not hired to take pictures of these 1950s…

Blue Air: A Romanian-Scouse Gift

On Friday, Romanian carrier Blue Air launched its latest European base from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) featuring celebrations and a familiarization flight for guests and the media. Liverpool will be Blue Air's eighth established base and will house one of the airline's 189-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a sporting livery for…

The Ultimate Planespotter: An Interview With Airbus Corporate Photographer Alexandre…

Everyone has their own way of taking pictures of airplanes; some use an iPhone or a basic digital camera, while others might purchase professional camera equipment. Many planespotters don’t receive monetary compensation for braving the elements to photograph airplanes. But for many, it isn’t about the compensation, but rather about…