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Honeywell's 757 on the flightline (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

How a 38-Year-Old 757 Tests the Next Generation of Aviation Tech

Age is just a number, as they say, and Honeywell’s 757-200 is no exception to this rule. The aircraft — registered as N757HW — tests some of the latest and greatest aviation technologies, including safety systems, powerplants and products targeted more towards the airline passenger. N757HW was the fifth 757 off Boeing’s Renton, Wash. assembly line, first delivered to the now-defunct Eastern Air Lines in 1983. After its career in the Eastern fleet, it flew for a variety of UK-based…

American Airlines Introduces Health Passport

As people begin to travel in greater numbers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, new restrictions and requirements to travel are becoming commonplace. This week, the U.S. introduced a requirement for travelers over the age of two to have a negative COVID-19 test within three days of travel. Airlines are now…

Delta to Launch Quarantine Free Flights to Rome

Delta Air Lines is hoping to launch flights to Italy where passengers can skip the quarantine from December. The plan, an arrangement between the airline, Rome Fiumicino Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, will use three stages of testing to enable customers to access Italy without having to isolate on arrival.…

Countries Turn to Testing To Reopen Borders

Travel across Europe is in a tough spot at the moment as countries increasingly require arriving passengers to quarantine upon arrival. In the U.K., the government now requires passengers arriving from a handful of countries, including Spain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. As…

Austrian Airlines Advocates For Pandemic Testing Program – Expanding Flights…

As the aviation industry continues to be persistent, airlines stay firm with their struggle to compete and find new ways to attract passengers back onto the countless, practically empty aircraft and retrieve the travel demand that remains to stay afloat, during this period. In the U.S., American, Alaska Airlines, Delta,…

First Boeing 777X Heads to Testing

Boeing rolled out the first 777X-9 on Saturday evening. The aircraft, a first of its kind, is non-flyable and will be used for static testing for strength durability for nearly a year. While testing of the first 777X-9 takes place, a second airframe is in production. The second airframe will…