Category: Top Stories

Airbus Growing Roots in US: Assembly Line for A220s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus announced growing further roots in the US by bringing its A220 aircraft closer to its US customers. The aircraft manufacturer has launched the construction on A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. With its new manufacturing facility Airbus aims to meet the demand from US customers for its newest commercial aircraft product line, Airbus A220. […]

Battle of 2018: Airbus or Boeing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Never-ending competition between two aircraft manufacturing icons, Boeing and Airbus, has already become an integral part of the aviation world followed with great curiosity, especially in terms of commercial aircraft deliveries and orders. As 2018 came to an end, let’s look through their performance results and find out who lead the year of 2018. Deliveries. […]

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B. Which one is the safest? According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. […]

EASA: Dramatic Increase in Aircraft Crash Fatalities over 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The year 2017 entered history as the safest in commercial aviation ever with only 50 fatalities out of 4.1 billion passengers. Tragically, 2018 resulted in 530 fatalities in 11 deadly accidents. 2018 has become the worst in terms of fatalities in commercial aviation since 2015. Talking about Europe, EASA Preliminary Safety Review 2018 revealed that […]

World’s Best Airlines for 2019. Which Ones?

Reading Time: 1 minute AirlineRatings.com has announced the world’s best airlines for 2019 with Singapore Airlines taking the ‘Airline of the Year’ title. Other awards categories include excellence in long haul travel and best low-cost airlines. Can you guess the best ones? Best Airlines of the Year: Singapore Airlines. With constant innovation, excellence in flight service and operating world’s longest […]

Explore the First Flight of the First Airbus A330-800

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A330-800 development aircraft to fly, also the second member of the A330neo family and market’s newest-generation 250-seat aircraft, has successfully completed its first flight which lasted four hours and four minutes. The new entry-level widebody aircraft in the Airbus Family is powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. Airbus reported that the […]

Officially: Istanbul New Airport Ready to Become World’s Busiest

Reading Time: 1 minute On Monday, Istanbul Airport officially opened its doors to travellers with two runways, stretching 3,750 and 4,100 meters long, going into service. Once fully completed, it is expected to become world’s largest airport. It is projected to handle up to 90 million passengers by 2021, with further growth plans up to 200 million. For the comparison, […]

Sneak Peek at Boeing 777X Jetliner: World’s Biggest Twin-Engine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, Boeing, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, has revealed a fully-assembled static test model of 777X jetliner. The record-breaking machine is expected to become the largest and most efficient two-engine jetliner worldwide. According to Boeing, the new 777X is built on the company’s successful 777 and 787 Dreamliner, although will feature a bigger […]

Boeing Q3 Deliveries Slip but Rise Year over Year

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing reported that in Q3 2018 it delivered 190 commercial aircraft, including 138 Boeing 737 planes, two “Queens of the Skies” 747, four Boeing 767, 12 long-range wide-body twin-engine jet aeroplanes 777 and 34 Dreamliners. Boeing delivered 190 new commercial jets in Q3 of 2018, compared with 194 in the second quarter and 202 in the […]