Delta to Begin Los Angeles to Beijing Service

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin daily nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Beijing’s Capital International Airport (PEK). The announcement comes a week after American Airlines announced it will begin service between Hong Kong and L.A. Beginning December 16, 2016, Delta will operate daily Boeing 777-200ER service to…

MH370: Two Years Later

March 8, 2o16 marks two years since one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The Boeing 777-200ER, registered as 9M-MRO, vanished over the Gulf of Thailand at 1:21 am on March 8, 2014. The flight was enroute to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur,…

An #AvGeek’s Perspective: The 727’s Final Flight

As an aviation enthusiast, all airplanes have a very special place in my heart. The 727 line of aircraft is no exception, but N7001U, the very first Boeing 727 ever produced, is rooted much deeper in my heart than just a love for airplanes. The 727 literally runs in my…

Rosavia’s Frigate Ecojet: Could It Be a Game-Changer?

In another attempt to break the Boeing-Airbus duopoly, a Russian startup company is attempting to redefine the market with a new aircraft concept whose unique characteristics place it in a category of its own. Rosavia, a Moscow-based private company, has named the project "The Frigate Ecojet." The new aircraft is being conceptualized…

Will Emirates Say “Hello” to New Fifth Freedom Rights Flight?

Emirates has recently requested fifth freedom rights to fly between Zurich, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. Fifth freedom rights allow the carriage of passengers between two countries by an airline of the third. Emirates already operates several fifth freedom rights flights, which include New York to Milan, Bangkok to Hong…

Embraer Rolls Out First E190-E2 Jet

On February 25th, 2016, Embraer officially rolled out their new E190-E2 aircraft, a significant milestone for the company as the airplane is the first of their second generation of E-Jets. Embraer held the special ceremony at their plant in São José dos Campos, Brazil. "The rollout held today marks the completion…

JetBlue Celebrates 95th Destination: Palm Springs, California

[caption id="attachment_4740" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by JetBlue/MullenLowe[/caption] JetBlue Airways began seasonal service to Palm Springs, California on January 14, 2016. The mayor of the brand new BlueCity was overjoyed saying, “The City of Palm Springs continues to experience a tremendous renaissance and we are delighted to welcome JetBlue to…

EasyJet Looks into Battery-Powered Taxiing

Low-cost European carrier EasyJet is looking into converting some of its fleet to allow aircraft to taxi under battery power, a move which could save the airline up to 50,000 tons of fuel each year. The design into how this will work hasn't fully been released, but the concept will…

The Evolution of Chicago O’Hare

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced the next step of Chicago O’Hare’s multi-million dollar modernization, including plans for a new runway and the potential for terminal enhancements and more gates. “The Mayor’s goal for the airport is straightforward: to make it the best airport in the world,” said Chicago…