Category: US & Canada

American Airlines Protests Innocence as it Settles US$45 Million Lawsuit

American Airlines Group (American), one of four U.S. carriers subject to an antitrust lawsuit over collusion to limit plane capacity and in so doing, driving up domestic airfares, has agreed to pay US$45 million to draw matters to a close. The carrier has admitted no wrongdoing and American’s spokesman Matt Miller advised that the carrier […]

Jetstar Japan and CAE Expand Pilot Training Relationship

Jetstar Japan and CAE announced a new exclusive six-year pilot training agreement which will support the airline’s Airbus A320 pilot training needs in Japan. A CAE-built Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) will be ready for training this summer at the CAE Tokyo / JAL-CAE Flight Training (JCFT) centre located at Haneda Airport, Tokyo. For the […]

Delta to Begin Nonstop Service from Minneapolis to Seoul

Delta customers will have more access to Seoul, Korea and Asia via new Delta service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub to Seoul-Incheon beginning next year in partnership with joint venture partner Korean Air. Thanks to the joint venture, Delta customers can access over 80 destinations Korean Air serves in Asia and a world-class customer experience […]

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin  delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is a key enabler of our National Defense Strategy and is providing […]

Hawaiian Airlines Receives its First US-Produced Aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is also the first new engine option aircraft delivered from Airbus’ U.S. facility. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PW1000G high-bypass geared turbofan engine. Executives and employees from Airbus and Hawaiian, […]

Airbus SE Agreed to Close the C Series Transaction

Having received all required regulatory approvals, Airbus SE, Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) have agreed to close the C Series transaction effective on July 1, 2018. The transaction by which Airbus will acquire a majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) was initially announced in October 2017. The Mirabel-based partnership, which was […]

KLM Airbus A330 Suffers Hydraulic Failure at Amsterdam

KLM Airbus A330, performing flight from Minneapolis to Amsterdam was on final approach when the crew reported they suddenly had lost/depleted a hydraulic system and queried whether they were cleared to land, which tower affirmed. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 06. After landing the crew advised they had no nose wheel steering […]

Air Canada Boeing 787 Left Hand Engine Went in Flames

Air Canada Boeing 787 left hand engine went in flames while performing flight from Delhi to Toronto with 297 passengers and 14 crew. Airplane was enroute at east northeast of Moscow Domodedovo when the left hand engine  flamed out. The crew successfully restarted the engine, declared emergency and diverted to Moscow Domodedovo for a safe […]

United Airlines’ First 737 MAX 9 Takes Flight from Houston

United Airlines became the first North American carrier to operate the fuel efficient Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The brand new plane entered service as United flight 686 between United’s hub at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida. The MAX is also scheduled to operate flights today between Houston and […]

A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]