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Global Emissions Standard Close to Being Adopted

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is close to adopting a global CO2 emissions standard after making significant progress in the past week. The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 international experts on ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), paving the way for its ultimate adoption by the UN agency’s 36-State Governing Council.   Under the CAEP recommendation, the new CO2 emissions standard would not only be applicable to new aircraft type designs as of 2020, but…

Bomber on Daallo Flight 159 Was Meant for Turkish Airlines

The bomber who blew a hole in the side of the Daallo Airlines A321 last week was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, according to airline executives from Daallo. The explosive device left a hole in the side of the aircraft, which was transitioning through 11,000 feet when…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: PLUNA

Primeras Líneas Uruguayas de Navegación Aérea, also known as PLUNA, was formed in 1936 as the first carrier of Uruguay. The airline was founded by Englishman Sir Eugen Millington-Drake and started in Montevideo with de Havilland Dragonflys. The first routes started inside Uruguay with routes to Salto and Paysandú. Along with…

Consumers Discover Drones as FAA Scrambles to Regulate Them

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the North Star Newsmagazine of the Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, MO and on FHNtoday.com, the digital media site of FHN Media. In what some would describe as a technological revolution, many companies are looking to expand their product lines into…

Grounded: The Future of the Skies

America is long established as a leader of the skies. Airplanes revolutionized the way we travel, spaceflight is the foundation for nearly every piece of modern technology, and unmanned aircraft are finding more and more civilian and professional uses every day. These all play a role in our daily lives,…

British Airways to Launch Flights at Stansted Airport

As of February 9th, 2016, British Airways announced that they will commence operations at Stansted Airport in London next spring. This addition to their route network will be the fourth London-based airport served by the airline. Set to start on May 18, 2016, all flights to Stansted will be operated…

What It Takes to Get Your Private Pilots License

Everyone who wants to become a pilot has a different story: Parents are pilots, wants to see the world, just loves airplanes, etc. Of all the different stories and aspirations, everyone starts in the same place, How to Fly an Airplane 101, also known as the Private Pilot's class. No…

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…

ANALYSIS: Why a United Airlines Order For The C-Series Could…

The diverse United Airlines fleet had 256 50-seat regional jets at the end of 2015. A few weeks ago, United announced their order for 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. This will allow the Chicago-based carrier to reduce its fleet of 50-seat aircraft by more than half by 2019. “We are continuing…

State Series: Delaware and Pennsylvania

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities in the United States have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look to see what airports each state has to offer, what…