Opinion: Why the Comac C919 Cannot Currently Be Considered A…

The Comac C919 is a twin-engine narrow-body low-wing airliner made by the Chinese company Comac — short for Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. It began the design and construction stages in 2009 with the aim of entering the short- and medium-haul market, and since its announcement has aroused much interest…

Federal Aviation Administration Restores Malaysia’s Category 1 Air Safety Rating

After three years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has restored Malaysia's Category 1 Air Safety rating. This comes after in 2019 the FAA had dropped Malaysia's rating to a Category 2 . The decision allows any Malaysian airline to restart service to the United States. Prior to the pandemic, AirAsia…

American Receives New 787 After Boeing Resumes Deliveries

Dallas-based carrier American Airlines announced on Tuesday that it had finally begun to receive Boeing 787s roughly 14 months after the FAA had suspended Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina plant from delivering the type. The FAA had put a halt to Boeing’s 787 operations following alarming information on the manufacturer's inspection…

Pilot Shortages Continue to Cause Significant U.S. Flight Disruptions

Airline passengers this summer can continue to expect record flight cancellations as the aviation industry wages its battle against one of the largest pilot shortages to date.  Where the crisis has stemmed from Airlines in the United States have struggled to meet demand that is considered high by pre-pandemic standards…

Republic Airways Requests Exemption From 1,500-Hour Rule To Address Pilots…

The airline industry has been worrying for many years about a possible upcoming shortage of pilots to fly all the aircraft needed to cover the networks of all carriers. With all the “baby boomers” approaching their retirement age, it was feared that there would not be enough new pilots to…

Joby Aviation, ANA Form Partnership to Launch Air Taxi Service

On Feb. 14, ANA and Joby Aviation announced an agreement that will see Japan's largest airline unite with the aerospace company to offer aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation has also joined the agreement — with plans to study potential topics such as ground-based mobility. Joby's intention to…

Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX Returns to the Skies

On Tuesday, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first Boeing 737 MAX flight almost three years after regulators grounded the fleet globally — following two deadly accidents involving the aircraft.  The flight was scheduled for arrival in Kenya but remained within Ethiopia due to weather surrounding the area. Passengers on board the…

The Boeing 737 MAX Will Soon Fly Again in China

A week before Chinese New Year, Chinese carriers are still busy readying their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get back to the sky. They are hoping to use those jets to add capacity to the travel rush around Chinese New Year. On Dec. 2, 2021, the Civil Aviation Administration of…

Opinion: The U.S. Should Reconsider How it Handles Unruly Passenger…

As a country, the U.S. needs to seriously re-evaluate how it deals with the rise in unruly passenger cases onboard flights nationwide. An astonishing 5,981 cases of unruly behavior onboard commercial aircraft were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2021. Despite this high number, 350 enforcement actions were…