PHOTO GALLERY & STORY: Boeing Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

Just 13 years after the Wright brothers took their first flight, beginning the age of flight, Bill Boeing takes his first airplane for its initial flight. Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company, on July 15, 1916 then renames it to Boeing Airplane Company the following year launching what will…

Your #AvBriefing for July 7, 2016

After a day at the office dreaming of soaring through the air, or a day up above the clouds dreaming of spending time with your loved ones back on the ground, we've gathered the perfect evening cool-down for you. From airlines starting flights to Cuba to a 17-year-old landing on…

German Ryanair Bases and Pilot Homes Raided

UPDATE: Following the story coming to light, AirlineGeeks have been told that Ryanair has met with, and agreed to assist, the German tax authorities with their enquiry into a number of individual contractor pilots. The German tax authorities have confirmed that Ryanair is not the subject of any tax investigations.…

TRIP REPORT: Flying the 747 Domestically

For the longest time, I have wanted to fly on the Boeing 747, commonly known as the ‘Queen of the Skies.’ When the opportunity came along to fly on this beauty on a domestic route, I jumped on it. All AvGeeks have certain “weird” airlines, routes, and/or aircraft they want to…

United Updates Route Network for Summer Travel Season

United has kicked off the summer travel season by updating and expanding its existing route network. Today, United launched three new seasonal flights to Europe from its hubs in New York/Newark and Washington-Dulles. In addition, the airline also announced it would be ending its Houston to Lagos route and upgrading…

Boeing Delivers First Co-Branded 777-300ER to China Airlines

As of May 16, 2016, China Airlines took delivery of the first co-branded 777-300ER at a special ceremony in Everett, WA. The milestone delivery is China Airlines' tenth 777-300ER. "We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,"…

Southwest’s 737 MAX: Now Viewable on The Renton Flightline

Boeing’s 737 and all of its variations are the best-selling aircraft of all-time and is used by hundreds of airlines. However, with ever changing demands and competition, Boeing has been forced to improve upon an already reliable product. When Airbus introduced the A320neo, which offered higher fuel efficiency and range…

Boeing Selects TRU for 777X Full-Flight Simulators

As of April 19, 2016, Boeing announced that they have selected TRU Simulation+Training as their supplier for their full-flight 777X simulators. These simulators will be used for pro forma training, a service offered to airlines who take delivery of the aircraft. Scheduled to be functional in 2019, the full-flight suites…

Vietnam Airlines to Fly 787 to Australia

Vietnam Airlines, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, announced that it will begin flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Australia later this year. The airline currently operates a Boeing 777-200ER between Ho Chi Minh and Sydney, as well as an Airbus A330-200 between Ho Chi Minh and Melbourne. Both…