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    Why Did The Concorde Lower Its Nose On Approaches?

    The history of the Concorde began in 1962 when the British and French governments agreed to develop an SST (supersonic transport aircraft). The conceptualization and manufacturing of the plane was done through a joint effort between Aerospatiale and British Aerospace. The Concorde took its first flight in 1969 and only 20 Concordes were ever made. […] More

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    How Does The Boeing 717 Fly All The Way To The Mainland?

    Have you ever wondered how aircraft manufacturers deliver new smaller aircraft over long distances? What about ferrying them for heavy maintenance checks? Generally speaking aircraft deliveries that are flown across the Atlantic Ocean are not a problem. There are several airports across the north, for example at St. Johns in Canada and Keflavik in Iceland. […] More

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    Alaska Airlines Announces New Destinations Out of Paine Field

    Today Alaska Airlines announced the destinations it will serve from Paine Field, home of the Boeing Everett Factory just north of Seattle. Alaska Airlines is now the country’s fifth largest airline after its purchase of Virgin America last year. Lately both the airline and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have seen a huge spike in growth. Read […] More

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    Everything You Need to Know About the New Worldwide Ban on Smart Luggage

    A worldwide ban on smart luggage starts today. More than 280 IATA member airlines including American Airlines, Delta, Alaska Airlines, and Hawaiian will no longer allow smart luggage in the cargo hold. That means if your checked baggage has a lithium ion battery or GPS tracker, it must be removed or you will not be […] More

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    Disney Once Had The Happiest Airport on Earth

    Millions of people vacation at Walt Disney World Resort every year. But very few of them realize that when the park was first built, it had its very own airport. A quite infamous Disney World map from 1971 shows Disney airfield and its one northwest and southeast-bound runway. Passengers could catch a flight on Shawnee […] More

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    Virgin America Retires Its “Redwood” Callsign and Its Operating Certificate

    Yesterday marked the official end of the existence of Virgin America as a stand-alone airline from an operating certificate perspective. While you’ll continue to see Virgin America branded aircraft and website for a little longer, the brand continues its slow march to retirement.  Officially though (as far as the FAA is concerned), both airlines are […] More

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    Flying Cars? The Future is Now at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

    It is like a scene out of a sci-fi movie: air taxis zooming around the city, landing on heli-ports and transporting passengers to and from their daily activities. It sounds pretty futuristic, right? Well, it may not be as farfetched as you may think. Bell Helicopters is showcasing their new urban air taxi design at […] More

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    Who Would’ve Guessed that An Airline in Columbus, Ohio Couldn’t Survive On $10 Fares?

    No connections, $10 airfares, and poor management…Skybus was a perfect case of poor execution by a startup airline. Skybus was a privately held ultra-low cost airline operating out of Columbus, Ohio whose goal was to be the least expensive carrier in the U.S. In fact, their company slogan was “Only Birds Fly Cheaper.” That may […] More

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    Survey Rates The Healthiest (and The Worst) Airline Food Options

    This holiday is setting records for air travel. By the time New Year’s, Christmas and Thanksgiving are over, USA Today predicts more than 51 million people will have passed through airport gates. That is an increase of about 3.5% over last year. Carriers say air travel in general is seeing an uptick since fares are […] More

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    China’s Wanfeng Aviation Finalizes Purchase of Diamond Aircraft Group

    Wanfeng Auto Holding Group of China has completed the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Group and announced plans to expand production including researching, developing and designing new aircraft. Wanfeng Chairman Bin Chen expressed enthusiasm in his commentary about future plans for Diamond, saying “We were attracted to Diamond’s leadership position in the market. Based on this […] More

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