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Embraer Develops HEPA Filtration Kits for Installation on ERJ-145 Aircraft

As the pandemic continues to threaten holiday air travel, airlines and aircraft manufactures are becoming more and more desperate to make passengers feel safe while flying. In particular, one method that has been an effective way of settling the nerves of customers and keeping cabin air clean is the use of High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration systems. According to Dr. Bjoern Becker of Lufthansa Group, these HEPA filters are installed on commercial aircraft and mirror the type of filtration system…

From Turboprops to Turbofans: Inside CommutAir’s Transition to the Embraer…

AirlineGeeks has partnered up with regional airline CommutAir to give AvGeeks an inside look at the operations of a regional airline and the life of a regional pilot through a series of articles and videos. Over the course of our partnership, we hope to give readers a behind the scenes…

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…

Piedmont Retires Final Bombardier Dash 8 with Sunset Sendoff

Piedmont Airlines officially retired the Bombardier Dash 8. The final service will mark the end of a 33-year tenure of the type for the airline. This final flight will operate to Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) from Charlotte (CLT) as flight number 4927. The aircraft will depart from CLT at…

Flybe Propels Into Profit Loss, Looks Towards Fleet Reduction

UK regional carrier Flybe announced this week that it finished in the red with a £20 million loss this year to the end of March, swinging from a £2.7 million profit the year before. Although company revenues increased by 13.4 percent to £707 million, the causes for the pre-tax loss…