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Up close of a stored SpiceJet 737 MAX at Paine Field following the global grounding of the aircraft earlier this year. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

The Process of Preparing Aircraft for Long-Term Storage

With COVID-19 decimating the travel industry, demand has dropped to almost nothing. Planes have been sent to storage for who knows how long. Many aircraft will be brought into service as demand picks up but some will be kept in storage longer since it will likely take some time before demand returns to normal. However, there is a whole process to maintaining planes in storage and it isn’t as easy as parking in a corner and leaving some reflectors in…

Qatar Airways Looks to Take Further Hold of India Market

Just over a month ago, India's Jet Airways ceased all flights after running out of the funds necessary to continue operating. That shutdown had effects across the airline's route network. While that network did include destinations as far as North America and various others across Europe, a seemingly disproportionate amount…

Co-Owner of Oneworld Member S7 Airlines Killed in Private Jet…

The co-owner and major shareholder of Russia’s S7 AirSpace Corporation (formerly the S7 Group), the parent company of oneworld alliance member S7 Airlines, has been killed in a private jet crash in Germany. Natalia Fileva was one of two passengers in a single-engine, six-seater Epic LT aircraft which crashed on…

Inside the Regionals: A Look Inside Mesa Airlines’ Headquarters and…

Regional airlines are the backbone of the current hub-and-spoke system employed by the world’s major airlines. For many pilots, their first foray into the airline world is through a regional airline. However, few people know what goes on behind-the-scenes of these airlines. Fortunately for us, Mesa Airlines was kind enough…

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets,…

Traversing Larger Boundaries: The Ever Expanding Reach of Regional Aircraft

Regional aircraft, the small, less than 100 seat airplanes that we see at small airports across the country, are finding themselves on longer routes. The aircraft were originally offered as a way for airlines to serve short routes with less demand using less fuel-intensive aircraft. However, a new trend has…

Airbus and Bombardier Look to Double C Series Success with…

On Monday, two aircraft manufacturing giants, Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc., announced their partnership to manufacture and sell Bombardier's newest line of aircraft, the C Series. This is the first partnership on a new aircraft program between European-based Airbus and Canadian-based Bombardier, as airlines are rushing to acquire new small,…

An Above Water Cruise Aboard the Four Seasons Jet

Did Air New Zealand get a 757? No, they did not, but this aircraft is much more luxurious than any commercial airliner out there. Toronto based luxury hotel brand, Four Seasons, announced recently that they will begin private jet itineraries around the world. For a hefty $119,000, you can fly…