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    Watch: Boeing Gambles Everything on the 747 Superjet

    Boeing commissioned the film “The New Era: Flight Testing the 747 Superjet” for the company’s program management to document what was likely the company’s biggest gamble ever- the design, development, and manufacture of the Boeing 747. The sense of urgency associated with getting the first 5 examples of the 747 tested and delivered is palpable […] More

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    Del Rio, Home To One Of The Most Isolated Air Force Bases in The US, Is About To Get Commercial Jet Service

    Residents of Del Rio, Texas can finally rejoice. The home of Laughlin AFB, one of the four major Air Force undergraduate pilot training locations in the country, will finally get commercial air service again. With sunny weather and its isolated location, it’s an ideal place to train but oddly enough a terribly difficult place to […] More

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    First Boeing 787-10 delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines

    Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered the first Boeing 787-10 to launch customer Singapore Airlines on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The 787-10 is the largest in the Dreamliner series. The airliner was delivered at the Boeing Factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. Singapore Airlines “It is an honor to be the first airline in the world […] More

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    Do I Talk Too Much? A Primer on Airline PA Announcements

    The chapter in Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Right Stuff, which introduces us to Chuck Yeager, starts with this vignette: Anyone who travels very much on airlines in the United States soon gets to know the voice of the airline pilot—coming over the intercom with a particular drawl, a particular folksiness, a particular down-home calmness that […] More

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    Hawaiian Airlines Dumps Airbus A330neo Order, Buys 787-9 Dreamliners Instead

    Hawaiian Airlines is on the rise, expanding routes at an accelerating rate. To accommodate its growth, the carrier has agreed to purchase ten 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. The 787 Dreamliner will now become Hawaiian’s flagship aircraft for medium and long-haul flights. The deal comes after management conducted an extensive review of Hawaiian’s existing fleet. President […] More

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    Employee Frustration Causes United CEO to Rethink Lottery Bonus Program

    In the United Airlines’ corporate offices on West Wacker Drive in Chicago, President and CEO Scott Kirby says he is “pressing the pause button” on a recently introduced lottery bonus program for employees that unleashed a firestorm of criticism on the internet. Employees posted comment after comment denouncing the program, after realizing it was a […] More

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    Love is in the Air — From Emirates Skycargo With Love

    Did you ever wonder where all the roses are coming from that you buy for a loved one on Valentine’s Day? The answer is Colombia and Ecuador. Although Ecuador is the biggest producer and exporter of roses worldwide, Colombia (second largest exporter in the world) is the number one export country for roses to the […] More

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