Tibet Airlines A319 Skids Off Runway

On May 12, a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 performing the Chinese domestic flight TV9833 from Chongqing to Linzhi skidded off the runway after aborting its take-off. The aircraft was severely damaged with engines and landing gears ripped from its fuselage. All 122 passengers and crews evacuated before flames consumed the…

FAA Clears 52 United 777-200’s to Fly, Bolstering Airline’s Fleet…

United Airlines said on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared 52 of United’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft operating with Pratt & Whitney PW400 engines after over a year of standstill after the type was grounded following an accident in February 2021.  On Feb. 20, 2021, a fan blade inside…

ATR Announces Next Generation EVO Aircraft

French regional aircraft manufacturer ATR announced on Wednesday its plans for the development of a next-generation version of their best-selling turboprop aircraft. Through the addition of hybrid technology, the aircraft looks to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel and is scheduled to enter service in 2030. The aircraft manufacturer is committed…

Australia’s Central Coast Airshow Captivates Crowds

During the weekend, on May 14 and May 15, the small airport of Warnervale, Australia on the Central Coast transformed into "AvGeek" paradise as the Central Coast Airshow came to life. The event — supported by AirlineGeeks — was flocked to by those thirsting for a display of heritage aircraft…

Southern Airways Express Expands Again with New Merger

Palm Beach, Fla.-based Southern Airways Express has been growing immensely since its founding in 2013, with its most recent rapid growth being only two months ago in March of 2022 when it acquired Air Choice One. This recent news will be its sixth merger or acquisition as it was announced…

Tijuana International Airport Unveils New Transit Facility for Prospective Long-Haul…

Last Monday, Tijuana, Mexico's International Airport expanded its terminal space,  opening a new passenger processing facility that will further facilitate the transit of Tijuana Airport travelers between Mexico and the United States. The new facility consists of 52 check-in counters, 6 security screening lanes, 2 boarding gates and 6 immigration…

Trip Report: Three Major U.S. Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers

Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) refers to a carrier that doesn’t offer any amenities or services with their fares. ULCCs often receive harsh and significant criticism here in the U.S., and I have made every effort to avoid traveling on them until this point. However, I have been curious about why people…

JetBlue Urges Shareholders to Vote Against Frontier’s “Inferior” Offer

On Monday, JetBlue set in motion a second attempt to merge with Spirit — the ultra-low-cost carrier — through the means of a hostile takeover. This is the carrier's second attempt to win over Spirit's shareholders. The move from JetBlue comes just weeks after their initial offer was rejected by…

Opinion: Lowering Minimums and Raising Retirement Age Won’t Solve Pilot…

As travelers return to the skies, following the suppression of demand from the Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are facing a familiar challenge, a pilot shortage. Before the pandemic, airlines were already facing a wave of pilot retirements in the coming years. More stringent requirements for certification have slowed down the number…