Category: US & Canada

Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 Used in First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the newest and largest addition to the 787 family, was converted to Mobil Jet™ Oil 387, following its late March 2018 delivery to Singapore Airlines. The converted components include the aircraft’s Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines as well as its UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) variable frequency starter generators (VFSGs). Mobil […]

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Boeing announced the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, based in Sweden. “We’re excited to be the first operator of the 737-800BCF,” said West Atlantic’s chief executive, Fredrik Groth. “The additional capacity and […]

Engine Blaze Forces Delta Flight to London to Turn Back to Atlanta

A Delta Air Lines plane made an emergency landing Wednesday at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shortly after takeoff when smoke was spotted billowing out of its right engine. Flight was headed from Atlanta to London when the flight’s crew noticed something was wrong with one of the engines. Delta Airlines said the plane had problems […]

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Over the next 20 years, […]

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2018 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) has reported its first-quarter 2018 financial results. UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent. Excluding special charges and mark-to-market adjustments, UAL reported first-quarter net income of $143 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.50, pre-tax […]

Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

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, […]

One Dead after the Engine Explodes on a Southwest Flight

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 with 149 people aboard performed an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on April 17 after an engine exploded and broke apart in mid-air causing one fatality. Depending on the information of the flight tracking website, FlightAware.com, Southwest flight 1380 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 10:27 […]

LEAP Engine Recognized With Silver Edison Award

The leading-edge technology of CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine was recognized with the Silver award in the Transportation & Logistics – Engine Enhancements category at the 2018 Edison Awards™. “We are extremely pleased with the caliber of the entries this year. Our judges had an incredibly tough job selecting the winners,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive […]

Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Boeing celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world’s most popular business jetliner. Boeing today celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world’s most popular business jetliner. The airplane […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

Delta Air Lines will adjust its extensive in-house maintenance prognostics capabilities to accomodate its newest-generation aircraft, which offer much more data and diagnostics than the aging models that helped drive the effort. Delta, an early adopter of predictive analytics, says the program has played a major role in helping the airline reduce service interruptions. In […]