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A 777X lines up on the runway to conduct taxi and brake tests at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Why Boeing Needs the 777X to Have A Smooth Path to Service

Earlier this week, Boeing announced it expected it's Boeing 777X to make its first flight as soon as Jan. 23, an event that would put an end to a months-long delay that has only exacerbated the manufacturing giant's financial troubles. Originally, the company expected the 777X to first take flight in the second or third quarter of 2019, but issues with the engines on the aircraft — the new General Electric GE9X — meant the company had to indefinitely postpone…

Opinion: It’s Time to Rebuild Trust in the Aviation Industry

Recently, I participated in a discussion panel about the Boeing 737 MAX incidents, which took me to a lot of research, and deep thinking about the aviation industry, which I admire and respect. Studying the final report on the Lion Air 610 accident, I realized that technology can create better…

The Business of Private Jets: How Gulfstream is Leading the…

Gulfstream Aerospace produces arguably the world’s finest and most recognizable private jet aircraft. Founded in 1958 by a military aircraft manufacturer, the company made the switch to private aircraft with the Gulfstream I propeller aircraft. Since then, flying on or having a Gulfstream aircraft has become a status symbol for…

Increase in Safety Prompts the EU to Lift Ban on…

Late last Thursday, the European Union (EU) announced the lifting of its ban on airlines in Indonesia, clearing the way for several airlines to announce more service as they see fit. In 2007, the EU imposed a ban on all Indonesian airlines, effectively prohibiting them from flying in their airspace. The…

An Old Airplane is Not an Unsafe One

The recent crash of a leased-Cubana Boeing 737 has caused the media to focus on the age of the aircraft. The Mexican registered airplane crashed on takeoff from Havana on a domestic flight to Holguin. The aircraft involved in the accident was a thirty-nine-year-old Boeing 737-200 that was manufactured in…

Allegiant Stock Slips after ’60 Minutes’ Examines Safety Record

Allegiant Air was the subject of Sunday’s episode of '60 Minutes' on CBS. In roughly 30 minutes, the program scrutinized the airline’s safety record, via interviews from industry and union representatives, passengers, and FAA records or previous incidents. Preceding the  release of the program on Sunday, Allegiant sent a memo to its…

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being "forcibly diverted" to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence's chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to…

United States and China Sign Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement

President Donald Trump is visiting China as part of his 13-day tour of Asia, meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss U.S.-China relations and trade deals, among other issues. The President is traveling with a delegation of U.S. business representatives seeking to secure beneficial trade deals with the…

Seven Years Later: Qantas Flight 32

Saturday marks seven years since Qantas flight 32 experienced an in air emergency over Indonesia. The incident was the first major one for the Airbus A380, which at the time, was a two year old aircraft. Although the flight landed safely with no injuries to the 469 passengers and crew…

British Airways Shows Off Its Latest Safety Video

On Monday, British Airways showcased its latest onboard safety video, featuring numerous high profile celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Sir Ian Mckellen and Rowan Atkinson. The video will be launched onboard British Airways' aircraft beginning on Sept. 1, 2017. [caption id="attachment_14243" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Rowan Atkinson features in the video (Photo: British…