Category: Airlines & Airports

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]

SmartLynx Airlines: What It Takes to Become an Airbus A320 Pilot?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although pilot career is one of the most iconic professions in the world, in recent years there has been a shortage of qualified pilots. It is forcing airlines to search for new opportunities to attract the missing workforce. SmartLynx Airlines has chosen a path where company prepares pilots to operate Airbus A320 type aircraft in […]

Air Canada Places Its First Airbus A220 Into Revenue Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 aircraft has finally joined the fleet of Air Canada and took off for its maiden commercial flight between Montreal and Calgary. Air Canada is the first North American carrier to operate the larger variant of Airbus A220 family: A220-300. The aircraft will feature a two-class configuration with 137 seats in total. […]

Malaysia Airlines Halts Deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines has announced that it halts deliveries of 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft amid uncertainty over delay of the MAX return to service since grounding in March, 2019. According to the initial plan, the first 737 MAX was due to join airline’s fleet in July, 2020. Therefore, now it is unclear when the airline […]

Uncertain Future: Flybe at Risk of Collapse Again?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europe’s largest regional airline Flybe is on the verge of collapse once again, Sky News reports. The news portal provides that the airline is facing financial problems and is trying to secure additional money to keep the carrier alive. Flybe, in turn, has refused to disclose any details or confirm any of the reports. According […]

Spirit Airlines Finalises Order for 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus and Spirit Airlines have announced about the finalized order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft. The final purchase agreement followed the Memorandum of Understanding that the US-based carrier and European planemaker signed in October, 2019. This would be a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo aircraft. On the engine, therefore, the airline is to decide […]

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 […]

British Airways Begins Offsetting Carbon Emissions on All Domestic Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways kicks the new year off with a fresh initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions on all of its domestic flights. This is the smaller part of a bigger carrier’s commitment: zero carbon emissions by 2050. The airline said that it operates “up to 75 flights a day between London and 10 UK cities […]

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 […]

Aviation 2019: Good Things to Remember

Reading Time: 5 minutes The year of 2019 has brought the aviation industry a number of tough challenges, indeed. Issues related to aviation safety, decreasing trust in the most reliable aircraft manufacturers and regulatory authorities, a large number of aviation companies going bankrupt, etc. 2019 was rich in various events. Although it is natural for a human being to, […]