EVA Air Spends Big as It Continues Major Fleet Expansion

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has announced orders for new aircraft totaling nearly $8 billion, adding to the airline's already large amount of current orders. After weighing the latest options, the carrier turned to Boeing's 787, rather than Airbus' A350 aircraft, and placed an order for 24 B787-10 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignleft" width="406"]…

Sports and Airlines: Bringing the Colorful and Unique to Your…

Airlines and sports might not be the most important pairing in the world, but it sure does provide variety to a local airport. This is especially true during the fall when most sports are either in the start of their season or in the postseason. The reality is that airlines…

Boeing Completes Utah Expansion Project

On September 25th, Boeing announced the completion of their most recent expansion project with the successful manufacture of a horizontal stabilizer in Salt Lake City, Utah. The horizontal stabilizer was built for a new Boeing 787, made up of composite materials that weigh less while still providing sufficient support to the…

Boeing Begins Building a Foundation in China

This week Boeing has announced it will open a new completion center for its Boeing 737s in China. The new plant will be jointly run by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, known as Comac, and Boeing which will see the installation of interiors, painting, and ultimately the delivery of the narrow…

Airbus Opens First US Plant in Alabama

In an effort to compete for American customers on Boeing's home turf, Airbus has officially opened its first factory in the United States. Built in Mobile, Alabama, this brand new 53 acre facility will be tasked with building A320-series aircraft for airlines in North America in hopes of challenging both Boeing…

Delta Air Lines To Acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40…

On Wednesday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they will acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs once their pilots ratify a new pilot agreement. This ratification was just passed by the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and now the pilots…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: British West Indies Airways

Prior to Caribbean Airlines's dominance of the Caribbean market in recent years, another Trinidad and Tobago carrier used to own the title of being one of the biggest island fliers. Its name was British West Indian Airways, or BWIA for short. BWIA dates back to 1939, when New Zealander and…

Copa Places Large Order for Boeing 737 MAX

Copa Airlines, based in Panama City, Panama, has placed an order for 61 737 MAX aircraft.  The order includes two variants of Boeing's next generation 737. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="324"] Photo provided by Boeing[/caption] Copa operarates from its hub in Panama City to cities throughout North and South America.  The airline…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! #GreenPlanes

From all of us at AirlineGeeks, we wish you a great St. Patrick's Day! Today is a day where green becomes a much more seen color, but how important is the simple color in the airline industry? Besides being the standard livery for Aer Lingus, green is also important in…