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The Fading Dutchmen: What’s Left of the Fokker 100/70s

The Fokker Aircraft Corporation launched their last great aircraft in the mid-1980s with the creation of the narrow body Fokker 100 and eventual baby version with the Fokker 70. While the aircraft wasn’t the most popular, Fokker sold a respectable 300+ airframes before going into bankruptcy in 1997. In service, the Fokker jet aircraft has operated for dozens of popular airlines ranging from TAM Linhas Aereas and American Airlines in the Americas to KLM and AirUK in Europe. Now twenty…

Paris Air Show Day 3 Recap: 737 MAX 10 Gains…

As day three of the Paris Air Show comes to a close, it has been a rather quiet in terms of orders. While Airbus is still falling behind, Boeing continues to see 737 MAX 10 orders. Boeing [caption id="attachment_13617" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Air Lease Corporation's Memorandum of Understanding for 12 Boeing…

Branching Out: The Growth of Chinese Airlines

At 6:02 p.m. New Zealand Standard Time on Tuesday, Airbus A330-200 B-8962 touched down at Auckland Airport. The aircraft was operating Sichuan Airlines flight 8909 from Chengdu, China. The inaugural flight not only represented a new route, but was also emblematic of a larger expansion, one that continues to reach…

Aircraft Siblings: Boeing Jets Built for Both Commercial and Military…

While it has become easy to notice a Boeing 737 or Airbus A330 given its popularity with airlines, some might not know that the same production line that produced a Southwest Airlines 737-800 produced a military model of the same jet. In this two-part series, we will look into several…

Photos: American Rolls out New AstroJet-Themed Boeing 737-800

American's AstroJet retro paint scheme has been a long-enduring staple of the airline's fleet. It is beloved among aviation enthusiasts and airline employees alike while still being recognizable by seasoned passengers. The original livery was painted on N951AA (ship 3CF), the carrier's 50th Boeing 737 aircraft which was delivered in…

Smaller Seats or Higher Fares: A Heated Debate in the…

Passenger comfort has slowly been on the decline for economy passengers in the United States. Much of this decline, however, is due to the passenger's pockets and the fact that many standard travelers are looking for the cheapest way possible to get from their origin to their destination and back.…

SWISS Takes Delivery of Highly Anticipated Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

On Friday, Bombardier announced that Swiss International Airlines took delivery of their first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier's C Series manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Canada. SWISS has planned the CS300's first commercial maiden flight on June 1, 2017, operating from Geneva to Heathrow. The airline intends to take delivery of 30 total…

21 Airlines Begin Process of Shifting Terminals at Los Angeles…

After months of preparation, the monumental challenge of moving 21 airlines from various terminals across LAX began on Saturday morning. The cost of the move? $60 million, picked up by Delta Air Lines who plans to spend a further $1.9 billion developing its new location with upgraded check in areas,…

China’s Comac C919 Takes off on Historic Maiden Flight

At 02:01 am Eastern Time (14:01 local) the first Comac C919 took off on its maiden flight departing from runway 34R of Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The aircraft, registered B-001A, operating under a special permit to fly by the Chinese CAA, touched back down at 15:20 pm following a one…

Cargo Pilot Christiaan van Heijst: A Visual Look From 35,000…

Recently, AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to interview Cargolux pilot Christiaan van Heijst. We asked him a series of questions that could be beneficial or interesting to the common aviator, aspiring pilot or budding aviation enthusiast. Christiaan is popular amongst social media and other platforms for the sheer quality of his…