Stolen in Seattle: Airport Employee Steals Q400

The skies above Seattle, Wash. were the focus of the world last night as a stolen plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was taken for a joyride around the Puget Sound area. Following a statement from Alaska Airlines GCEO Brad Tilden, we can confirm that the thief was a 29-year old…

Welcome A220: Former CSeries Completes Rebranding as Airbus Aircraft

This morning, following a short flight from East Midlands, a brand new Airbus aircraft was shown off for the first time. The aircraft is the first A220-300, formerly known as the Bombardier CS300, with registration C-FFDO. Airbus' newest single-aisle aircraft, the A220 is the by-product of a partnership between Airbus…

Will a New Low-Cost-Carrier Be Taking Flight in the U.S.?

After significant consolidation and concentration of the U.S. aviation industry, there is now the possibility of a new airline entering the buoyant market. Airline Weekly is reporting that TAP Air Portugal co-owner and JetBlue Founder David Neeleman is raising capital to launch a new low-cost carrier (LCC) in 2020 with…

Airbus Plans to Merge Bombardier C Series Program by July…

The merger of Bombardier’s C Series program and Airbus is nearing completion.  According to Airbus, the deal is expected to be finalized by July 1, following productive negotiations that began in October 2017 when the two airplane manufacturers announced their plans. Airbus CEO Thomas Enders had announced several weeks ago…

The Lapse of the Learjet in Today’s Saturated Business Jet…

With the latest waves of business jets hitting the market over the last few years such as the Cessna Citation Latitude and Longitude, Dassault Falcon 7x and Bombardier Global 7000, there is one aircraft, however, that will not see a new model in the market, the Learjet. Learjet was once…

Air Canada Outlines Fleet Overhaul Amid New Aircraft Arrivals

With new aircraft arriving from Boeing and Bombardier, Air Canada and its low-cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge have announced several changes to their fleets. The expected changes will see modern and more efficient planes replace the current aging aircraft types in their fleets. The aircraft replacement concerns Air Canada’s Embraer…

Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet

Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019. The Embraer 190s are operated as Air…

ITC Favors Bombardier and Delta in C Series Dispute

In an unexpected and shocking outcome, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Canadian builder Bombardier, stating that the 108-seat CS100 does not represent a threat to the sales of Boeing's 737-700. The dispute started in April 2017, when Boeing filed a complaint with the US Commerce…

Porter Airlines: A Journey to Bring Luxury to Regional Travel

Disclaimer: This article may contain opinions from the author based on his first-hand experiences with this airline.  In Canada, a small airline based in Toronto is redefining the term "regional airline." Porter Airlines, with its main hub at Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport and a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft,…