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China Airlines' special liveried Airbus A350-900 XWB. (Photo: China Airlines)

China Airlines Inaugurates New Special Livery Commemorating 60 Years

Taiwan-based China Airlines is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with the airline unveiling a series of special liveries for the occasion. An A350-900 was painted the number “60” in the shape of “GO” and the infinity symbol “∞” in the corporate identity color of blue and red. Additional aircraft such as the Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 747-400/400F will be painted in the 60th-anniversary livery. The special liveried Airbus A350-900 XWB had recently entered service with the…

ExxonMobil Donates Hydraulic Fluid to Keep Concorde Alive

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Concorde’s first flight, ExxonMobil has donated over 1,000 liters of hydraulic fluid to Heritage Concorde. Founded in 2010, Heritage Concorde is a group of ex-Concorde engineers and aviation enthusiasts based in the United Kingdom and France dedicated to the preservation of the…

Emirates Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Los Angeles

Friday marked an important milestone for Emirates Airline as it celebrated its 10 years of flying between Dubai and Los Angeles. Launching the route on Oct. 26, 2008, Los Angeles was Emirates’ third route to the United States behind New York and Houston, with three weekly flights serving the city…

Remembering the Gimli Glider Incident on Its 35th Anniversary

Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most significant and impressive feats in aviation to date. On this day in 1983, Air Canada flight 143 lost power from both engines while 41,000 feet above western Ontario. In a miraculous feat, the crew was able to successfully perform an…

WestJet Encore Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

WestJet Encore, the regional arm of Canadian low-cost airline WestJet, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The airline started in 2013 with two Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Since it’s inception, the airline has been serving Canada’s regional markets and providing low-cost airfare for Canadians across the country.  On the day of its…

Austrian Airlines Updates Livery as Part of Rebranding

Austrian Airlines has updated its livery and recently unveiled an image of the new paint to the public. The new livery is part of a larger rebranding effort which includes new customer touchpoints and airport signage, but the most visible change will be the livery on the exterior of the…

Lufthansa Officially Unveils New Livery at Dazzling Frankfurt Event

After weeks of speculation, Lufthansa officially displayed its new livery in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfurt. Lufthansa's new livery will focus more on dark blue and white, leaving out the yellow crane logo on the tailfin that has been primarily associated with the airline and is one of…

The Disappearance of South African’s ‘Helderberg:’ A Look Back on…

November 28 will mark the 30 year anniversary of one of the most intriguing and controversial mysteries in aviation: the crash of South African Airways flight 295. What started as a routine flight from Taiwan to South Africa would perplex investigators and strain relations in an already divided nation. The…

Star Alliance Celebrates 20 Years of Connecting Passengers

This week marks 20 years since the founding of Star Alliance, one of the largest airline alliances in the world. The alliance was originally founded by five airlines: United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Thai Airways International, and Scandinavian Airlines. At the time of their original launch announcement, Star Alliance was the…

“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…