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Delta Announces Order for 37 Additional A321s

As of April 29, 2016, Delta announced that they had placed 37 additional A321 orders to renew their narrow body aircraft fleet. The A321s, which are significantly more fuel efficient than older airplanes, will replace aircraft such as the MD-88. This additional A321 order comes after Thursday's announcement that the carrier would be the launch customer for the C Series. “The Airbus A320 family of aircraft continues to be a cost-efficient, reliable and customer-pleasing mainstay of our narrowbody fleet,” said…

JetBlue Challenging The Industry with New Interior Design

“Once again challenge the status quo," that’s what Jamie Perry, JetBlue’s vice president of brand and product development says the company is doing with its new interior design which is planned to start flying in 2017. The new design features sleek blue LED lighting, 10-inch streaming-capable HDTVs, and, of course, 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…

American Uses Wrong Aircraft to Fly to Hawaii

Just this weekend news emerged that American Airlines Flight 31 performed service from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu International Airport without its mandatory Extended Twin-Engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) rating. The aircraft, an Airbus A321-200 registered as N137AA, flew the route with no issues. However, upon arrival the crew realized that…

United Abandons JFK While JetBlue Grows

Just two days after United Airlines announced plans to cease all operations out of John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue Airways took advantage of the opportunity by jumping in and quickly announcing plans of adding more flights out of JFK.  These are the exact transcontinental flight routes that United will…

ANA Orders 15 Additional Aircraft

All Nippon Airways of Japan has placed an order for ten Airbus and Boeing jets worth a total of $2.2 billion.  The order comes as an addition to the order ANA recently placed to renew their long haul fleet. The order includes $1.4 billion between eight jets from Boeing.  Five…