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A Closer Look at the Dynamic Airways Engine Fire in Fort Lauderdale

On October 29th, Dynamic Airways flight 405 suffered an engine fire while taxiing at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. The Boeing 767-200, with 101 passengers and crew on board, was preparing for a 12:30 p.m. ET takeoff to Caracas, Venezuela, when pilots on another airplane reported to air traffic control that they were seeing fuel leaking from its left engine. There were 88 adults, 2 children and 11 crew on the plane, officials reported. The fire caused 42 flights to be…

Cathay Pacific Unveils A New Livery

On November 1, 2015, Cathay Pacific unveiled a refreshed livery that will eventually appear on their entire fleet, both present and future. Initially revealed on a Boeing 777-300ER, the new design will begin to appear on their current fleet during maintenance checks over the course of about five years. The…

MetroJet A321 Crashes Near Sinai

At around 08:00 UTC, reports surfaced that a Russian airliner disappeared 23 minutes after departure from Egyptian radar whilst enroute from Egypt's Sharm El- Sheikh to Russia's St. Petersburg. The aircraft departed from Egypt at 03:51 UTC Soon after reports of the disappearance, various sources have confirmed that the airliner in…

The Airplane: What Would Modern Life Be Without It?

The airplane; easily one of most influential inventions of the 20th century, if not all time. Let's be honest, nothing has come along that has revolutionized our world as much as aviation. Granted, the internet is a pretty decent invention, it didn't shrink the world as much as it did…

Chinese Company Agrees to Purchase 130 Airbus Aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and Airbus have announced an order for 100 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A330 aircraft following the signing of the General Terms Agreement between the two companies. The company, which is a government corporation, acts as a neutral third party. CAS is a well-known…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

On June 27, 1979, Atlantic Southeast Airlines took to the skies for the first time, beginning the regional carriers' long and successful journey in the skies above the Southeastern United States and far beyond. Based in Atlanta, Atlantic Southeast, often referred to as ASA, maintained close ties with larger carriers…

Annie’s Bay: Bermuda’s SXM Alternative

When it comes to "AvGeek beach paradise" only one airport and beach usually comes to mind: St. Maarten and Maho Beach. The thrill of being near aircraft as they fly into Princess Juliana Airport makes St. Maarten a must for any aviation enthusiast.  However, an airport in Bermuda provides a…

Transaero’s Fleet Heads for Storage

Following the sudden and climatic end to Russian airline Transaero, the airline's fleet has begun positioning to storage locations. At the start of the month, Transaero announced it would be shutting down, expecting final flights in the middle of December. However, this process was quickly brought forward, and on October…

The Case for Flying Alaska Airlines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

The Case for Flying Delta Air Lines

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…