Planes
Trulli
An Embraer E190-E2 jet (Photo: Embraer)

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 first time that an aircraft program with the level of complexity of the E2 receives a type certificate from three major worldwide certification authorities simultaneously. "Having had the pleasure of…

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…

“Delightfully Responsive and Reassuringly Stable to Fly:” Marking 30 Years…

Wednesday marks the 30 year anniversary of the Airbus A320’s first flight, where it departed from Toulouse, France on a successful 3 hour and 23-minute test flight on a misty day over Europe. Pierre Baud, who captained the flight, said, "Our A320… is both delightfully responsive and reassuringly stable to…

Photo Gallery: Planespotting from a Mountain at Vail Eagle County…

Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail’s Eagle County Airport offers a scenic backdrop for those traveling into the small airfield. The airport only sees a few flights per day from major US carriers, such as American, United, and Delta. However, the airport also sees plenty of general…

Will Emirates Say “Hello” to New Fifth Freedom Rights Flight?

Emirates has recently requested fifth freedom rights to fly between Zurich, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. Fifth freedom rights allow the carriage of passengers between two countries by an airline of the third. Emirates already operates several fifth freedom rights flights, which include New York to Milan, Bangkok to Hong…

United Launches New Amenity Kits and Changes to Catering

In an internal memo, United announced it will be introducing new amenity kits to its GlobalFirst and BusinessFirst premium cabins. In addition, it announced several changes to catering, which will take place on March 1. New Amenity Kits The new amenity kits will feature a tribute to United’s heritage. Wrapped…

EasyJet Looks into Battery-Powered Taxiing

Low-cost European carrier EasyJet is looking into converting some of its fleet to allow aircraft to taxi under battery power, a move which could save the airline up to 50,000 tons of fuel each year. The design into how this will work hasn't fully been released, but the concept will…

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…

PHOTO STORY: Up-Close at One of Colorado’s Most Scenic Airports

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail's Eagle County Airport offers a rather scenic backdrop for those traveling into the airport. The small airport only sees a few flights a day from major US carriers. Most of these flights, however, are operated by reasonably sizable aircraft such as…

The Airplane: What Would Modern Life Be Without It?

The airplane; easily one of most influential inventions of the 20th century, if not all time. Let's be honest, nothing has come along that has revolutionized our world as much as aviation. Granted, the internet is a pretty decent invention, it didn't shrink the world as much as it did…