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A Trans States ERJ-145 on the ground in St. Louis (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Regional Carrier Trans States Airlines Makes Final Flight

Trans States Airlines’ final flight landed at Denver International Airport Wednesday morning. Operating as UAL4695 from Springfield, Mo., the aircraft landed at 10:38 a.m according to FlightAware24. It spent 2 hours 23 minutes in flight.  [embed]https://twitter.com/CaptRoan/status/1245399188516433920[/embed] Final flight for United affiliate Trans States Airlines lands in Denver (Video: FlyingPhotog). https://t.co/NSboW3U0N5 pic.twitter.com/GTFf4OpI3C — Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) April 1, 2020   Trans States Airlines was an American regional airline that operated on behalf of United Express. The airline announced in early…

Boeing-Embraer Deal Gets Brazilian Government Approval

While the European Union is delaying its ruling on the grounds of requiring additional information that provides sufficient proof that the market is not going to be more concentrated, the Brazilian government has finally approved the joint venture between Boeing and Embraer. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)'s General-Superintendence…

How Aircraft Are Given a Second Life Through Upcycling

When aircraft reach retirement age, their years of service are often celebrated and aviation enthusiasts nostalgically remember the years they spent dutifully carrying out their respective missions.  After the celebrations end and the memories fade, what happens to the airplanes we remember so fondly?  Many end up in the boneyard or other…

Azul Receives First Airbus A321neo

Brazilian airline Azul received the first Airbus A321neo of Brazil. Configured with 214 seats and powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines, the aircraft is the first of 13 units ordered. The company will operate the A321neo on high-density domestic routes promising its customers a distinctive product, including larger luggage compartments,…

When the Military Comes to Town: Local Air Show Kicks…

Every year, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park marks the official start of summer for downstate New Yorkers. Now in its 16th year, the air show, commonly referred to as the Jones Beach Air Show, is traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend with low and high-flying aircraft…

Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 Catches Fire at Moscow Shermetyevo Airport

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 reportedly caught fire after making an emergency landing in Moscow on Sunday. The aircraft, registered as RA-89098, began turning to head back to the airport approximately 30 minutes after taking off from Moscow Sheremetyevo at 5:40 p.m. local time. The pilots immediately requested an emergency…

The New Wave of Long Haul, Single Aisle Competition

The airline industry is always looking for improvement, and every few years international agreements, new safety and operational rules, and technological advancements result in challenging competition. The reliability of the Boeing 767 and the ETOPS operation, for example, caused an early retirement for many McDonnell DC-10s and Lockheed L-1011 TriStars.…

South African Mulling Asset Sale to Stay Afloat

South African Airways is yet again looking for help as the airline attempts to get out of its financial hell hole from years of being unprofitable. The carrier, who has taken numerous government cash injections to stay afloat, is currently on what they call the “2021 Path to Profit” in…

Photos: Inside Singapore’s New Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines is known for raising the bar in the airline business from stunning first class suites to pioneering the Airbus A380. The airline will be upping its game yet again for medium-haul routes operated by its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. On Sunday, Singapore took delivery of Boeing's latest Dreamliner…

Embraer E190-E2 Gets Green Light From EASA, ANAC and FAA

After 56 months since the program was launched, Embraer received type certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). It is the…