A Hawaiian 717 (Photo: Robert Linsdell (Lihue Airport, Lihue (503252)) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Boeing 717 Sunsetting Means the End for The DC-9 Family

On February 25, 1965, the Douglas DC-9 took to the skies, creating a new narrowbody aircraft for the commercial aviation industry to take notice to. Much like the airlines that have utilized the jet, the aircraft itself has gone through various transformations becoming the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 and eventually the Boeing 717. Now, as airlines react to the ever-changing COVID-19 marketplace a year is becoming more and more associated with the rear-engine aircraft design: 2025. The Boeing 717 is…

Spanish Volotea Receives Warning From Italian Government

Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea has been told by the Italian civil aviation authority that it could be blocked from operating within Italy if its flight schedules are continuously delayed. Italy's National Agency for Civil Aviation, or ENAC, has accused the Barcelona-based carrier of "numerous critical issues" this past summer, some…