Category: US & Canada

World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

The current world situation makes every country consider its ability to confront a military threat posed by modern weapons. These days the F-22, T-50 PAK FA or J-20 stealth fighter jets, high technology weapons with a diverse range of sophisticated precision guided munition, are the key to the successful military campaigns. The 5th generation fighter […]

United Targets Rapid Completion For Fleet Review

United Airlines continues to evaluate its fleet needs and orderbook, following decisions to defer 61 Boeing 737 deliveries and park its Boeing 747 fleet. “Our fleet review is a work in progress and we will update you later this year,” says Andrew Levy, chief financial officer of the Chicago-based carrier, during a quarterly earnings call […]

DOT Proposes New Baggage Fee Disclosure Rules

In the last week of the Obama Administration, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed that airlines and ticket agents be required to disclose specific baggage fees when providing airfare information. In a supplemental notice Jan. 17, DOT is proposing that airlines and ticket agents must disclose — while customers are researching airline fares — […]

F-35B Arrives In Japan

US Marine Corps F-35B fighters made their inaugural trip to Air Station Iwakuni, Japan on 18 January, where the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 will operate the Lockheed Martin stealth fighter on its first operational deployment overseas. Before arriving in Japan, the squadron was stationed with the the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Yuma, […]

Africa Sees Slow But Positive Increase in Tourism

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015. Available data for Africa points to an 8% rebound in […]

Lower Requirements Could Decrease Air Force One Price

The government could decrease the price of Air Force One if the incoming administration decides to lower the aircraft’s requirements, according to top Pentagon procurement official. On Tuesday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg met with president-elect Donald Trump to discuss the Air Force One replacement programme. Muilenberg told reporters Boeing would leverage commercial certification practices to […]

Airbus Will Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Rush-hour traffic is unbearable for many commuters today – and the problem is growing. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, which is 10% more than today. To address this rising concern, Airbus is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to […]

United Earns $2.3 Billion 2016 Net Profit

United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings reported a full-year 2016 net profit of $2.3 billion, down 69.2% from net income of $7.3 billion in 2015. However, Chicago-based United’s 2015 earnings included a one-time $3.1 billion non-cash tax valuation benefit that skews year-over-year comparisons, especially since 2016’s earnings include a one-time tax expense of $1.5 billion. […]

India Will Need 250 Additional Fighter Jets In Next 10 Years

The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said that an additional 200-250 fighter aircraft needed to be inducted in the next 10 years to meet operational requirements, even as he termed the disappearance of an AN-32 transport one of the “worst memories” of his career. India has sufficient numbers in the heavy category in […]

Qantas Grounds 10 Q400s Over Missed Inspections

Qantas has had to temporarily ground 10 of its Bombardier Q400s after it discovered that they had missed an inspection required by the manufacturer. Sources tell FlightGlobal that the affected aircraft required inspections on some fasteners that were replaced under an earlier airworthiness directive issued by Transport Canada. The airline subsequently discovered that follow-up inspections […]