An Emirates Boeing 777F departing Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Carriers Expected to Play Major Role in Distribution of COVID Vaccines

As a number of drug companies enter active trial and testing phases for COVID-19 vaccines, attention is beginning to focus on how the distribution of the immunizations will take place. In a recent press release, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an organization representing 290 airlines comprising of 82% of the world’s air traffic, is urging world governments to begin work with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. Citing potential…

The Whales in the Sky

Today, when you board a newly-built commercial aircraft like the A350 or B787, you are stepping onto an unprecedented global feat of engineering. There aren’t many other endeavors on such a grand scale and scope that draws upon the world’s engineers and manufacturers like a commercial aircraft does.  Building a…