Virgin Australia Becomes Naming Rights Sponsor of V8 Supercars

As Australia’s primary racing series continues to look for a way to go international, the series may have just gotten the financial backing from an airline to do so. The Australian carrier Virgin Australia has announced a five-year deal with the V8 Supercar series. The airline will become the official…

TRIP REPORT: Spirit to the Windy City

Flight Info Flight Number NKS331 Date March 16, 2016 Departure New York – LaGuardia (LGA) Scheduled Departure Time 9:59 PM EDT Actual Departure Time 11:28 PM EDT Arrival Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Scheduled Arrival Time 10:41 PM CDT Actual Arrival Time 12:19 AM CDT Aircraft Airbus A320 (N618NK) Seat 22A Fare…

JetBlue Takes Delivery of First US Manufactured A321

On April 25, 2016, Airbus delivered their first US manufactured aircraft to JetBlue from their facility in Mobile, Alabama. The entire Airbus team based in Mobile attended the inaugural delivery to present the newly manufactured A321, along with JetBlue senior management, including CEO and president Robin Hayes. "I am immensely…

What is Human Factors in Aviation?

At the university I attend in South Florida, the aviation program is quite small. Most of the courses are done online, rather than in-person and the flying lessons are done through a specialized flight school. Because of this, when I tell other students my major they seem shocked that our…

Numerous Airlines Apply to Operate Haneda Service

In a growing effort to increase service to the Japanese airport, United, American, and Delta announced today that they applied to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve Tokyo-Haneda. The announcements comes after the DOT and Japanese government announced the end to restrictions at the airport, which will allow for five daytime…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: East-West Airlines

Australian regional carrier East-West Airlines first took flight in 1947 from Tamworth, New South Wales, and charted a long course for success. Within the decade prior to its downfall, the airline had become the third largest domestic carrier in the country. The carrier's first service was operated with a Tiger…

United Resolves Proxy Issue with Changes to Leadership

After a recent proxy battle involving both Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, United has given in to some demands and installed several new members to serve on the board for the airline. In United’s press release, Oscar Munoz, current CEO, stated “When taken together with substantial changes the…

Boeing Selects TRU for 777X Full-Flight Simulators

As of April 19, 2016, Boeing announced that they have selected TRU Simulation+Training as their supplier for their full-flight 777X simulators. These simulators will be used for pro forma training, a service offered to airlines who take delivery of the aircraft. Scheduled to be functional in 2019, the full-flight suites…

American Airlines Turns 90

Today, American Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday. The airline marked the occasion with special events across its network and on social media, including a special celebration for passengers on American Airlines flight 90. We’re celebrating by taking a look back at the rich legacy of the largest airline in the…