Tag: US

Revealed: Most Eco-Friendly Airlines Flying Between US and Europe

Reading Time: 1 minute For travelers committed to protecting the environment, your choice of airlines, planes and seats can make a big difference. A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has ranked 20 major airlines flying between the US and Europe by their carbon footprint. Norwegian Air Shuttle ranked first as the most environmentally friendly […]

Longest US Domestic Flight. Which Is It?

Reading Time: 1 minute While Singapore Airlines passengers are in eager anticipation of world’s longest direct nonstop flight from Singapore to New York with a brand new Airbus A350ULR, Hawaiian Airlines are about to launch the longest US domestic flight. Flight time from Boston to Honolulu will take up to 11 hours, 40 minutes. This will be the longest […]

Gediminas Ziemelis: At Least 5 Medium Size EU Airlines Will Go Bankrupt in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Between 2004 and 2015, the US airline industry saw 11 major air carriers merge into 4. This massive consolidation took place as a response to industry slowdowns and from the lack of ability on the airlines part to generate a profit. As the dust settled, the remaining airlines have learned from their past and are […]

Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]