E190-E2 Aircraft Completes First Flight

As of May 23, 2016, Embraer's latest aircraft, the E190-E2, successfully completed its first flight ahead of schedule. The new airplane rolled out from the factory about three months ago, and the flight is the beginning of the E190-E2's certification campaign. “A first flight is always an emotional occasion, no…

Southwest’s 737 MAX: Now Viewable on The Renton Flightline

Boeing’s 737 and all of its variations are the best-selling aircraft of all-time and is used by hundreds of airlines. However, with ever changing demands and competition, Boeing has been forced to improve upon an already reliable product. When Airbus introduced the A320neo, which offered higher fuel efficiency and range…

Remembering ValuJet Flight 592, 20 Years Later

Just 20 years ago today, a McDonnell DouglasDC-9 took off from Miami for an hour and a half flight to Atlanta. On board were 110 passengers and crew, ranging from four years old to 84. Included in the passenger manifest was San Diego Chargers running back Rodney Culver, who was…

PHOTO STORY: The World’s First 747-400 Heads to The Delta…

When Boeing launched the 747 people stood in awe of its massive size, power, and sheer beauty. And now, nearly 47 years later, that beauty and majesty of the 747 continues to exist. Yesterday, the first 747-400 was moved to its final resting place at the Delta Flight Museum in…

Air Canada to Launch Nonstop Vancouver to Delhi Service

Air Canada has announced that it will launch seasonal, three-times weekly, nonstop service between Vancouver and Delhi. The new service will begin October 20, 2016 and operate till April 8. The route will be the first to connect Canada’s premier west coast city and India. "The cultural ties between India…

United Resolves Proxy Issue with Changes to Leadership

After a recent proxy battle involving both Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, United has given in to some demands and installed several new members to serve on the board for the airline. In United’s press release, Oscar Munoz, current CEO, stated “When taken together with substantial changes the…

American Airlines Turns 90

Today, American Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday. The airline marked the occasion with special events across its network and on social media, including a special celebration for passengers on American Airlines flight 90. We’re celebrating by taking a look back at the rich legacy of the largest airline in the…

Delta Brings Opening Day To LGA, JFK, and DCA

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is a day avid sports fans religiously head to stadiums, to see their favorite teams perform after time away at spring training.  However, Delta Air Lines, the official airline of the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, is making it a day for…

Virgin Atlantic to Launch New US Routes from Manchester, Unveils…

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will begin new nonstop service to Boston and San Francisco from Manchester. In addition, the airline announced a codeshare with FlyBe. The codeshare aims to bring passengers from small European cities to Virgin Atlantic flights to the Caribbean and America. The new deal will attract…