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The forward nose section of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, known as section 41, is manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kan. (Photo: Boeing)

Boeing Developing Plan for New NMA Planes Dubbed 757-Plus and 767-X

Boeing is developing plans for its New Midsize Airplane (NMA) program, which aims to replace Boeing’s 757 and 767 planes and compete with the relatively-new Airbus A321XLR, Reuters reports. Boeing shelved the program in January to finish working on fixes to recertify its troubled 737MAX jet. A Boeing spokesperson said, however, that the company will continue researching the NMA market and will continue to invest in, research and develop a new aircraft as conditions allow. In October, Flightglobal reported that…

American, Delta Accelerate Aircraft Retirements

As airlines continue to struggle through the virtually nonexistent travel associated with the coronavirus pandemic, they are looking for as many places as possible to cut down on costs in an effort to save money. Many airlines have grounded large portions of their fleets, including inefficient jumbo jets that they…

The Longest Scheduled Routes Operated by Boeing’s 757

More than thirty years after its delivery to launch operators British Airways and Eastern in 1983, there is no doubt the Boeing 757 has had a significant impact in the development of aviation in the world today. With more than 1,000 frames produced throughout its 20 years production life span,…

Icelandair Officially Unveils Newest Special Livery

The term “flag carrier” received new meaning as Icelandair unveiled its latest special livery, called “flag,” to celebrate an important anniversary for its home country of Iceland this year. The tri-color red, white and blue fuselage of its newest Boeing 757-300, registration TF-ISX, represents the colors of Iceland’s flag and…

United Airlines Orders Ten 777-300ERs

Chicago-based United Airlines has officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER. The Boeing 777-300ER is currently the largest twin-engine jet in mass production.  This move will go towards replacing old, less efficient aircraft in the United fleet.  With this…

Four Seasons Unveils the Interior Of Its Private Jet Experience

In order to continue to develop a luxury experience for all of its customers, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts has recently unveiled the interior of their Four Seasons Private Jet. EXTRA: An Above Water Cruise Aboard the Four Seasons Jet While information on the aircraft was originally released in November…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans World Airlines

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="300"] A TWA Lockheed Constellation | Photo provided by WikiMedia[/caption] TWA, one of the oldest airlines, ceased operations on Dec. 1, 2001, after nearly 76 years. Founded on July 13, 1925 as Western Air Express, it merged with Transcontinental Air Transport just five years later, causing the…