Qantas Selects A350 for New York, London Flights, Places Orders…

Australian flag carrier Qantas today announced a set of aircraft orders aimed at expanding both its international and domestic route networks. The Australian airline committed to ordering a minimum of 52 Airbus aircraft — 12 A350s, 20 A320XLRs and 20 A220s - as it plans new non-stop flights from Australia to…

The Boeing 727 Lives On In Mexico

The Boeing 727 has a long history in Mexico, and the iconic Trijet can still be seen after more than 55 years of operations. With less than 50 of the 1832 B727s built still in service, Mexico is one of the few places where you can still see one fly.…

Rolls-Royce Develops Affordable Commercial Sustainability

Rolls-Royce has recently signed a sustainable aviation fuel agreement with AirBP as part of its goals to meet reduced carbon emissions. In a recent press release, according to the aerospace and defense company that designs and manufactures power systems for aircraft, the agreement will reduce lifecycle carbon emissions for its…

China Southern to Retire Airbus A380 Fleet

Earlier today, China Southern Airlines sent the first two airframes of its Airbus A380 fleet to Victorville, Calif., then heading for the Mojave Desert, a small slice of which serves as a notorious aircraft graveyard. Asia’s largest airline officially kicked off the process of retiring its A380 fleet. By the…

Each Boeing 787 Dreamliner Produced Will Have to Be Individually…

Usually, the issue of an airworthiness certificate for a specific aircraft is a task delegated to the manufacturer, which the certifying body — the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. or European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the European Union — then approves. However, Boeing will no longer be…

Avelo Airlines Adds Four East Coast Routes

Just a few weeks after the celebration of its first 100 days of operations in New Haven, Conn., Avelo Airlines, a new low-cost airline in the U.S., is ready to announce another significant expansion from the Northeast. Starting on May 5, Avelo Airlines will launch four new non-stop routes from…

WestJet Reduces Flight Operations By 20% in March

Canadian airline WestJet is set to reduce flight operations across its network by 20% in March, citing continued restrictions for international travel. The Calgary, Canada-based carrier will also be extending reductions in capacity that were implemented for January and February. “It’s disappointing that Canada remains stagnant in its approach and…

Canada’s ULCC Swoop To Triple Its Fleet To 30 Aircraft

As the world progresses towards re-establishing some kind of post-pandemic normality and the airline industry works at regaining the years of lost growth, carriers are doing their best to position themselves so they can take advantage of the rebound in demand. Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Swoop, a fully-owned subsidiary of…

Upsizing Cargo With The Airbus Beluga

Having flown its maiden flight in 1994, the Airbus A300-600ST Super Transporter — also known as the adorable and oversized Airbus BelugaST — became the world's most unique cargo carrier as it featured one of the biggest cargo holds of any civil or military aircraft flying today in quite an…