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Southwest's first 737 MAX 8, along with an old livery 737 aircraft, arrives at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday evening (Photo: Josh Smith)

Photos: Southwest’s 737 MAX 8 Arrives at Dallas Love Field

As of Tuesday afternoon, Southwest became the first airline in the U.S. to take delivery of the 737 MAX 8. According to the airline, they will begin working to get the aircraft on schedule for the launch of passenger flights on Oct. 1. [caption id="attachment_15311" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Southwest's 737 MAX with a glimpse of the Dallas skyline (Photo: Josh Smith)[/caption] Southwest is expected to have 14 737 MAX 8 aircraft in their fleet by the end of 2017, nine of…

EVA Air Celebrates Boeing 747 Legacy, Unveils New Uniforms

For decades, the Boeing 747-400 has been the backbone of fleets around the globe, including EVA Air. As more advance technology and fuel efficient aircraft come into play, EVA’s last Boeing 747-400 passenger jumbo jet (B-16411) made its final commercial flight as BR892 from Hong Kong back to Taipei on…

Delta Adds New Service to Lagos from New York-JFK Hub

Beginning March 24, 2018, Delta will add new service between its New York-JFK hub and Lagos, Nigeria. This three-times-weekly service complements the Atlanta-based carrier's Atlanta to Lagos flight, which operates four-times-weekly. The service is scheduled to operate as follows Delta flight 415 departing JFK at 10:50 p.m. and arriving in…

A Visit to Heathrow Tower Ahead of National Aviation Day

It stands 87-metres (285 ft) above the ground and is easily one of the most recognizable air traffic control towers in the world. As far as aviation security goes, it is one of the most secure buildings in the United Kingdom, where access is very restricted and only a select…

Opinion: There Is Hope on the Horizon for the Iconic…

In a week which saw further Boeing 747 retirements as airlines continue to modernize their fleets, it continues to look like the Queen of the Skies' days are ever more numbered. This icon of aviation and a favorite of both airlines and passengers since its launch in 1970 has slowly…

American Airlines Internal Memo Outlines First Revenue 737 MAX 8…

According to an internal memo, American Airlines will be launching their new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on a selection of flights between Miami and New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The initial revenue flight will be on Nov. 29, 2017, the memo stated. The Fort Worth-based carrier's first 737 MAX 8 aircraft…

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Draws Massive Airplane Routing Over the U.S.

A couple of Boeing test pilots decided to put their artist hat on Wednesday night as they worked to draw a 787 design over the continental U.S. The flight from Boeing Field to Boeing Field lasted about 18 hours and covered approximately 9,000 miles, according to Flightaware. The design, whose…

Photos: American’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Makes Flightline Appearance

American Airlines' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 made an appearance on the flightline in Renton, Wash. on Sunday after completing final assembly. The Fort Worth-based carrier has 100 737 MAX aircraft on order with four deliveries in 2017, 16 in 2018, and 20 in the year after. [caption id="attachment_14594" align="aligncenter"…

El Al Debuts First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner With Full Paint…

El Al's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner made its livery debut on Tuesday at Paine Field after a short flight from the paint shop in Portland. The aircraft, 4X-EDA, arrived in Everett, Wash. with a full paint scheme after completing its first flight earlier this month. With a price tag of…

American Completes Two-Class Retrofits for Entire Boeing 777-200 Fleet

Gone are the days of three-class Boeing 777-200 aircraft at American Airlines. On Monday, the Fort Worth-based carrier said that there are no longer any 777-200s with a three-class configuration in operation. The carrier has been working to modernize its older fleet of 47 777-200s to align with new aircraft…