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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…

Hawaiian Airlines Records Strong Fourth Quarter Financial Returns

Hawaiian Airlines, owned by Hawaiian Holdings Inc., has posted a strong fourth quarter financial report for 2019, recording a $49.7 million net income, $18.1 million gain compared to the same period in 2018 with a net income of $31.6 million. The pre-tax margin was recorded at 9.6 percent, 3.6 percent…

Argentina’s Commercial Aviation Revolution Has Become a Total War

Amidst the classic and expected political turmoil that takes center stage every election year, the commercial aviation market is one key topic in both government and opposition parties in Argentina. It is no surprise for any of the actors that the liberalization of the domestic offering is a battleground of…

WestJet Expands European Network with New Barcelona Flight

Calgary-based WestJet launched seasonal nonstop flights to Barcelona's El Prat Airport from its hub at Toronto on Friday, marking WestJet's fifth transatlantic service. Joining the list of the airline's mostly seasonal European operation, this is also the airline's first flight to Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. The new service will…

British Airways Details Retirement Plans for 767 Fleet

British Airways has announced that it is planning to end operations with its Boeing 767-300 aircraft in Q4 2018. The carrier has been operating the Boeing 767 for 28 years and currently has five remaining Boeing 767 aircraft in its fleet, with an additional aircraft being operated in its OpenSkies…

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…

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…

A Look at Skymark Airlines and the Extent of Their…

On the evening of Jan. 28, 2015, Skymark Airlines of Japan filed for bankruptcy protection in the Tokyo District Court, reporting 71 billion yen in liabilities The catalyst for this bankruptcy: an ambitious $1.7 billion dollar order for six Airbus jumbos and the sudden drop in value of Japanese yen.…