Category: Airlines & Airports

United Airlines Launches Flights Using Sustainable Biofuel

Reading Time: 3 minutes United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. The launch marks a significant milestone in the commercial aviation industry by moving beyond demonstration flights and test programs […]

India’s IndiGo Receives Asia’s First Airbus A320neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has delivered its second revamped Airbus A320neo to Indian budget carrier IndiGo, gaining a new operator two months after it went into service with Germany’s Lufthansa, the European planemaker said on Friday. Deliveries of the re-engined narrow-body jet have been delayed as engine maker Pratt & Whitney addresses technical problems with its Geared Turbofan […]

Qatar Airways Announces 14 New Global Destinations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations at a capacity-crowd press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin – the world’s largest international travel fair. Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, […]

Amazon To Create Own Air Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon.com Inc has said it has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 widebody freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States. The deal comes at a time when the world’s biggest online retailer is offering ever-faster, and increasingly free, deliveries for millions of online orders. Amazon, which relies […]

Ryanair To Launch New Private Jet For Hire

Reading Time: 1 minute Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it is set to launch its own private jet charter. The Boeing 737-700 plane will be available for corporate and group hire. Far from the bolt-upright economy seating you might associate with the budget airline’s services around Europe, this for-hire service will come with a touch of luxury. “More than 25 […]

True Aviation Antonov An-26 Crashed Into Sea Off Cox’s Bazar

Reading Time: 2 minutes At least one crewmember died when the Antonov An-26 cargo aircraft crashed into sea after take-off from Cox’s Bazar. Loaded with a cargo of shrimps, the Antonov An-26 took off from Cox’s Bazar to Jessore. Due to circumstances unknown yet, the pilots (all russian nationals) reported machanical troubles and elected to return to the airport […]

United Airlines Updates Its Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines announced an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The order is in addition to the previously announced order of 40 737-700s. United will take delivery of the aircraft beginning at the end of 2017. The new 737-700 aircraft will enable United to continue utilizing larger, more efficient aircraft as the airline […]

JetBlue Launches ‘Gateway Select’ Pilot Training Program

Reading Time: 4 minutes JetBlue announced the launch of its seventh pilot recruiting pathway, Gateway Select, the airline’s new competency-based training program for aspiring pilots.  JetBlue also announced it will partner with CAE to help deliver Gateway Select’s training curriculum, leveraging CAE’s experience in delivering competency-based training programs to airlines throughout the world. Gateway Select allows participants the opportunity […]

First Time Ever All-Female Pilot Crew at Air Zimbabwe

Reading Time: 1 minute History was recently made in the country of Zimbabwe when, for the first time ever, an all-female flight deck crew took command of an Air Zimbabwe Boeing 737 flying from Harare to Victoria Fall. They were the pilots, not the flight attendants. Photos posted to Facebook by the airline show Captain Chipo M. Matimba and […]

Oman Names Its First Budget Airline

Reading Time: 1 minute Muscat National Development and Investment Company has announced that the country’s first budget airline will fly under the brand name Salam Air. The name, which is derived from the Arabic greeting, is a result of a nationwide public poll conducted on Twitter and the company’s corporate website. Commenting on the naming process CEO Khalid bin […]