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An Atlas Air 747 being loaded with cargo. (Photo: Atlas Air Worldwide, Inc.)

Atlas Air Adds 747s As Cargo Demand Grows

On Tuesday, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide announced it had purchased four new Boeing 747-8 freighters. According to the carrier, the jets have been ordered to help the company meet growing cargo demand, especially as the e-commerce and express sectors skyrocket due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Why the 747-8F? Atlas Air is the largest operator of the 747 series aircraft, with 53 in its fleet. While the company has a mix of 747-8Fs, 747-400Fs and Large Cargo Freighters (LCF), the company…

Alaska Airlines Launches First Intra-Washington Flight From Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines has announced that the carrier will expand its presence at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. with the addition of service to fellow instate city Spokane. The flight will be operated using Horizon Air Embraer ERJ-175 equipment and will begin on Nov. 4. Horizon’s aircraft are configured with 12…

Alaska Airlines Launches First Intra-Washington Flight From Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines has announced that the carrier will expand its presence at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. with the addition of service to fellow instate city Spokane. The flight will be operated using Horizon Air Embraer ERJ-175 equipment and will begin on Nov. 4. Horizon’s aircraft are configured with 12…

EgyptAir Flies Newest Dreamliner Home Using Biofuel, Sets Distance Record

EgyptAir took delivery of its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner earlier this week, the fifth of six next-generation Boeing aircraft destined for its fleet. While EgyptAir has been taking deliveries since the beginning of 2019, this delivery flight had a twist in that it was fueled with sustainable aviation flew, making…

Boeing Quietly Unveils Fully Painted Boeing 777X to Employees

While the world was focused on Boeing’s 737 MAX series aircraft, the presently-embattled aircraft manufacturer quietly unveiled its latest aircraft: the Boeing 777X, at an employee-only preview in Everett, Wash. Boeing was scheduled to unveil the aircraft in a highly public display on Wednesday but put those plans on hold…

Alaska Airlines Launches Commercial Service from New Paine Field Terminal

Commercial service is finally underway at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. as Alaska Airlines began regional operations Monday morning from the airport's newly-opened passenger terminal. Paine Field, also called Snohomish Country Airport, has been known for decades as the home for a majority of Boeing’s builds and tests flights but…

Fiji Airways Receives First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Fiji Airways on Friday became the first airline in the South Pacific islands to take delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, receiving its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at a handover ceremony at Boeing’s Everett facility in Washington. The airline plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes…