Airlines
Photo provided by Ken Fielding/http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfielding [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: FlyGlobeSpan

Globespan began its history as an Edinburgh tour operator, operating various trips utilizing chartered planes from other airlines in the United Kingdom. The company sought to prove that it was the leader in the traveling industry, specifically in Scotland. To prove this, the company increased charter flights and started their own charter aircraft in 2002 with two Boeing 737-300s, flying to leisure destinations in Spain, France, and Italy. The company found success with using their own aircraft, and decided to start…

Boeing Opens Expanded 737 Delivery Center in Seattle

On October 19th, 2015, Boeing celebrated the opening of their enhanced delivery center in Seattle. Used to deliver 737s to more than 500 737 operators around the world, the delivery center was redesigned in order to meet increasing demands for the 737. According to Boeing, the expansion has added over…

The Significance of the First “Solo”

For reference, a solo in aviation terms is when a student pilot flies by themselves during their training. The first solo, for any pilot, is a huge step forward in their training and aviation lives, mine came on a cloudy April day in 2014. I have always had an interest…

EVA Air Spends Big as It Continues Major Fleet Expansion

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has announced orders for new aircraft totaling nearly $8 billion, adding to the airline's already large amount of current orders. After weighing the latest options, the carrier turned to Boeing's 787, rather than Airbus' A350 aircraft, and placed an order for 24 B787-10 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignleft" width="406"]…

US Airways Flies Into the Sunset, Finalizing the Merger with…

US Airways officially ends service on October 17th, completing the carrier’s 76-year-old history. The Brand's Rich History The brand's legacy dates back to 1939 (hence the last flight's number) when the airline, previously named Allegheny Airlines was based in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and operated mostly in the Northeast. Allegheny…

Almost the Happiest Place on Earth: Disney’s Abandoned Airport

The happiest place on earth is missing one thing for the avid avgeek; an airport. However, Disney World’s airport is, in fact, hiding in plain site for visitors to the park. Although no longer in service, the runway for the former airport is still visible from World Drive for those…

Regional Carrier Becomes First European Airline to Order Russian Sukhoi

Irish based regional airline CityJet has confirmed its order for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes, becoming the first european airline to purchase the new fly-by-wire aircraft. The $35 million airplane is one of four different variants of the type, differing by seat capacity and range. CityJet has opted for a five-abreast cabin…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

Australia is a large, expansive nation, with population centers on all sides of the country. With that being said, one of the biggest issues has become transporting people between these spread out cities. Numerous airlines have called the Australian skies home, but this story is the failure of one Australia’s…

Singapore Brings Back 19 Hour Flight with A350-900ULR

Singapore Airlines will become the launch customer of the newly modified Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) version of the extra wide-body aircraft. The new version will have a take-off weight of 280 tonnes compared to the -900's 268 tonnes, with new fuel systems and changes to the aerodynamics of the…

Sports and Airlines: Bringing the Colorful and Unique to Your…

Airlines and sports might not be the most important pairing in the world, but it sure does provide variety to a local airport. This is especially true during the fall when most sports are either in the start of their season or in the postseason. The reality is that airlines…