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Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

An official from Russian Transport ministry confirmed to Russian Aviation Insider that US carriers would be able to continue overflying Russian territory after April 19, 2018, the date when the agreement, which governs the number of transit slots, expires. The negotiations for prolongation of the agreement were scheduled by the transport ministries of both countries, […]

Brazilian Unions Fear Result of Embraer-Boeing Tie-up

Political tensions arising from talks taking place between Embraer and Boeing are rising further as labor union leaders have accused the Brazilian government of colluding behind the backs of Brazilians. At Monday’s Senate hearing Herbert Claros da Silva, vice president of the metalworkers union of Sao Jose dos Campos said that: “We are being left […]

Disrupting Travel Disruptions And Helping Stranded Passengers

Despite many advances in airline systems over the last decade, there is one problem area in airline operations that technology hasn’t yet solved: cancelled flights and stranded passengers. Known as “irregular operations” (IROP), flights cancelled for non-weather reasons disrupt travel plans for hundreds of millions of US passengers each year. For airlines, flight cancellations are […]

Boeing Helena Site Expands to Support 777X Airplane Production

Boeing employees and community members commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production. Boeing Helena is set to install new machine tools to fabricate critical titanium parts for the 777X. “Our investment in Boeing Helena is a testament to our incredible, hard-working team members and their ability to deliver on […]

First U.S.-Built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance. The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility […]

NASA Continues Sonic Boom Research With F-18s

This month, a research program called SonicBAT II (short for Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence), is set to begin to help understand sonic booms and how to reduce the noise associated with supersonic flight. The program is a partnership between NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, Langley Research Center […]

Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner Takes The Selfie To New Heights

All new planes have to go through an endurance test to ensure they’re passenger-ready, which is what a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner was conducting. However, the routine test went off the rails – or off the clouds, rather – when it turned back toward Seattle, where it originated, after flying about 2,000 miles. Then it turned […]

FAA To Award $290.6 Million In Airport Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport […]

Emirates Boosts U.S. Economy By US$21 Billion

Emirates supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and US$6.4 billion of labor income in 2015*, according to a study conducted by Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, a well-established economic consulting firm to airlines, airports and the aviation […]

Middle East Airlines To Spread Wings Again As Laptop Ban Ends

Middle East carriers displayed an eight-year low drop in demand over the course of May, partially because of the ban on carry-on electronic items on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the region, according to the latest global passenger traffic figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to the […]