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The aircraft is in Everett, Wash. and will be delivered to El Al in August. (Photo: Timothy Stake, Boeing / El Al on Facebook)

El Al Goes Retro with New 787 Special Livery

El Al’s social media pages on Wednesday showed off the airline’s newest special livery, a retro-themed livery taking passengers back to the 1960s. The airline, founded in September 1948 and as old as the State of Israel itself, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the special livery is a reminder of El Al’s past as it quickly moves into the future with the modern marvel that is the Dreamliner. [caption id="attachment_24935" align="alignnone" width="960"] El Al's 6th Boeing 787-9…

Exclusive: Last Commercially Operating Boeing 747SP Flown to Retirement in…

Iran’s history of turbulent relations with Western nations has greatly impacted its aviation industry and forced aging aircraft to continue flying as newer replacements were unobtainable. As a result, aviation enthusiasts from around the world frequently gather in Tehran to fly on some of the oldest and rarest aircraft still…

American Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

American Airlines has announced that it plans to completely retire its MD-80 fleet in 2019. The MD-80 has been one of the workhorses of the American Airlines fleet, operating countless short-haul domestic and international routes for the airline. Operating more than 300 MD-80s through 2007, American has been announcing plans…

EVA Air Celebrates Boeing 747 Legacy, Unveils New Uniforms

For decades, the Boeing 747-400 has been the backbone of fleets around the globe, including EVA Air. As more advance technology and fuel efficient aircraft come into play, EVA’s last Boeing 747-400 passenger jumbo jet (B-16411) made its final commercial flight as BR892 from Hong Kong back to Taipei on…

Opinion: There Is Hope on the Horizon for the Iconic…

In a week which saw further Boeing 747 retirements as airlines continue to modernize their fleets, it continues to look like the Queen of the Skies' days are ever more numbered. This icon of aviation and a favorite of both airlines and passengers since its launch in 1970 has slowly…

Anderson Announces Retirement as Delta CEO, Board Executives Take His…

In an unanticipated press release Wednesday afternoon, Delta Air Line’s Board of Directors publicly announced the May 2, 2016 retirement of CEO Richard Anderson. The prominent businessman’s retirement would mark the end of a successful 16-year-career throughout not only Delta, but United Healthcare (2004-2007) and Northwest Airlines (2001-2004.) “Richard has…

Where Airplanes Go to Retire: The Dusty Mojave Desert Boneyard

Where do airplanes go when they get too old to fly? The long rows of t-tails and turboprops, accompanied by powerful 747's and DC10's, lining the dusty ground of the Mojave Desert provide the answer to that question. This is where many airplanes, particularly airliners, spend their retirement-until their final…

US Airways Retires Last Boeing 767-200 From Fleet

Original Post: Jan. 20, 2015 | Updated: Feb. 13, 2015 On Feb. 12, 2015, we will say goodbye to the last Boeing 767-200 operating scheduled passenger flights in America. US Airways will be operating its final 767-200 flight, US 767 from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport Thursday…

Delta Air Lines Begins Boeing 747 Retirement

[caption id="attachment_562" align="alignright" width="300"] A Delta Boeing 747-400 "smokes the mains" on arrival in Atlanta | Photo via Ryan Ewing[/caption] As oil prices rise, many airlines are beginning to or have already retired old, inefficient aircraft. Air New Zealand retired its final Boeing 747 aircraft last month, replacing it with…