Interview: Adept Test Pilot’s Perspective on Aviation’s Future

"They were called test pilots. And no one knew their names," - The Right Stuff So begins the story of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, and the story of modern aviation. For every new engine, every new system, and every new aircraft, it is this unique breed of pilot who…

Cargolux Goes Retro With Latest Boeing 747 Livery

Another retrojet is joining the ranks, but this one will be one of the harder ones to fly on. Cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines International announced it has created its own retrojet in commemoration of the airline’s 50th anniversary in May. The Boeing 747-400F(ER) that has been painted in retro colors…

Forward Air: The Little-Known Alternative for Airline Cargo

Given the recent talk about the large demand for air cargo movements in the United States, it’s common to forget that there are more than just airlines in play. Air cargo by itself is time-sensitive, but there are items shipped by airlines that are not. Time, money, or weight can…

Honoring the Giant: An Homage to the A380 on Its…

The Airbus A380, the largest passenger airplane in existence, celebrated the 15th anniversary of its first flight Monday amidst the coronavirus pandemic’s hold on the aviation industry. Airbus developed its superjumbo as a response to Boeing’s wildly-popular 747 superjumbo, which was the go-to aircraft for high-demand long-haul flights during the…

Happy Holidays! 10 Great Gifts for AvGeeks

The holidays are just about here! In the spirit of the season, here are ten great gift ideas for your favorite AvGeek. 1. 3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain's Journey from Pursuit to Perspective by Korry Franke If you have ever wondered what it is like to upgrade…

Delta Delays U.S. A220 Launch Due to Government Shutdown

The much anticipated U.S. debut of Delta's Airbus A220 has been delayed due to the ongoing government standoff in Washington. The initial flight, which was due to takeoff on Jan. 31, has been pushed back to Feb. 7 as the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process has not been…

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning Despite Busy Winter

Europe's most prominent low-cost carrier has today announced that it is cutting its profit forecast for this winter, blaming lower than expected airfares. In a trading update released on Jan. 18, Dublin-based Ryanair indicated that it expects profits in the range of €1 billion to €1.1 billion, roughly around €100…

The Final Death of Monarch as Engineering Branch Enters Administration

The last operating remnants of Monarch Airlines, the British airline which collapsed in 2017, has called in administrators, resulting in the loss of 408 jobs. Luton-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), which operates various maintenance facilities in a number of U.K. airports, was described as 'unsustainable in its current form…

Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment

Germany's Hannover Airport has been closed after reports that an individual drove a car through a gate near the main runway. The car, which is reported to have Polish license plates, breached the gate at around 3:40 p.m. local time, before the driver was 'overwhelmed' by police. Incoming and outgoing…