Category: Top Stories

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

British Airways Boeing 747 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every cloud has a silver lining, even in the storm. This is the case of British Airways Boeing 747-400, which on the New York-London route entered the area of ferocious Storm Ciara but thanks to the powerful transatlantic jetstream set a new subsonic speed record. Accelerated by Storm Ciara on 9 February, 2020, the jumbo […]

First Flight of Boeing 727: History of Risks and Benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutes On this day, on 9 February in 1963, the second successful Boeing’s commercial passenger jet – Boeing 727 – took off for its maiden flight into history. In the very beginning, the new aircraft did not promise to reach towering heights. Risky launch, weak order volume and gloomy future predicted more troubles than rewards. Originally, […]

Confirmed: Boeing 777X Ready for Its First Take-off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ongoing turbulence, endless troubles, serious issues, even growing doubts over safety in light of the 737 MAX crisis, did not stop Boeing on its way to getting the 777X into the air. Boeing has confirmed that its long-awaited newborn 777X, to be more precise, 777-9, is almost ready to take off for its maiden flight […]

Airbus A321XLR: Will It Repeat the Success Story?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A321XLR, the Xtra-long-range version of the single-aisle A320neo Family aircraft, is enjoying a keen interest among the airlines. Following the long-awaited launch during Paris Air Show 2019, this aircraft has already managed to secure hundreds of orders. During the second half of 2019, 22 operators and two aircraft leasing companies ordered, committed or […]

Boeing Faces 53% Slump in Deliveries During 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boeing Company has announced the deliveries for the year 2019 – 380 aircraft from across all the commercial aircraft programs. This is a 53% decrease compared to the number of commercial planes delivered in 2018 – 806. After the global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following the two deadly crashes, it was not […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft 2019: Records In Greater Detail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has released its official numbers for 2019. The year appeared to be record-breaking, at least in terms of aircraft delivered: 863 planes to 99 customers worldwide.  The amount of aircraft handed over to operators and leasing companies in 2019 has marked the eight per cent increase compared to 2018, when Airbus also broke its […]

Which Airlines Are the Safest for Travelling in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Everyone knows that safety is the primary matter in aviation, both employees of the industry and travelling public. Thus, AirlineRatings.com has already compiled the list of TOP 20 safest airlines for 2020. Qantas is an unbeatable leader with no fatal accidents record. Nevertheless, the flag carrier of Australia is not the only safe airline to […]

World’s First Scheduled Passenger Airline Service on a Flying Boat

Reading Time: 3 minutes For the major part of the globe, the 1st of January marks the beginning of a new year. For the aviation industry, therefore, this day marks a special start, too. On this day in 1914, the introductory chapter of commercial aviation was written – the first scheduled flight of a passenger airline, between St. Petersburg […]