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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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    The Crash Pad Life: Not Everything About Flying Is Glamorous

    Its a love, hate relationship. Everybody needs a place to crash, even pilots. It’s a terrible pun but the crashpadding lifestyle has removed much of the glamour that used to surround the flying profession. Most pilots I discuss the subject of crash pads with behind the flight deck door view them as a necessary evil. […] More

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    Potential Boeing Embraer Merger Shakes Up Small Jet Market

    This weeks Wall Street Journal report on the potential merger of Boeing and Brazilian aircraft company Embraer has sent shockwaves through the small jet market and could reshape the competitive landscape. According to the WSJ, negotiations are in a holding pattern while the Brazilian government reviews the deal. The talks are taking place against the […] More

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    A380 draws giant Christmas Tree over Germany

    Who said flying an extended airliner test flight is boring? On December 13, 2017 an Airbus A380 testpilot did some pretty cool stuff in the sky by ‘drawing’ a giant Christmas Tree on a flightpath over Germany and Denmark during a testflight of the Airbus A380, soon to be flown by Emirates, the carrier from […] More

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    BREAKING/PHOTOS: Some Power Restored at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Flights Still Grounded

    Original report on ATL by Avgeekery is here We’re learning more about the fire and resulting challenges that Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport faced Sunday after the world’s busiest airport lost power. Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed said stranded travelers were shuttled to the Georgia International Convention Center where they were provided with food and shelter. Crews […] More

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    BREAKING: Power Outage At Atlanta-Hartsfield Shuts Down the World’s Busiest Airport

    The power is out at the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The outage has completely shut down the airport. Thousands of passengers are stranded and more than 450 Delta flights are cancelled. ATL is Delta’s main hub. In fact, a ground stop is in effect which means no planes can […] More

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    The Queen Continues To Fly West: Delta’s Final Regularly Scheduled 747 Service Ends This Week

    On Tuesday, Delta Airlines is saying goodbye to the Queen of the Skies as the 747-400 returns from Seoul Incheon to Detroit. It will be the final passenger flight on a regularly scheduled route that Delta will ever operate with a 747. Once Delta’s farewell flights are complete later this month, the 747 passenger planes […] More

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    United Airlines Tulip Logo, Gone But Not Forgotten

    Logos are important for building brand awareness for all companies. Just think of McDonald’s golden arches or Wendy’s red hair and pigtails. Logos help consumers identify their favorite restaurants, sports teams and clothing. But logos are especially valuable to the airline industry because they appear everywhere throughout the places where airlines do business. Commercial airlines […] More

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