Category: US & Canada

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

Boeing Shuts Down Washington State Factories for Two Weeks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Considering the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak in Washington and taking additional precautionary measures, Boeing has halted production operations at its Puget Sound area facilities for 14 days starting from 25 March, 2020. The Boeing’s Puget Sound area facilities include the biggest planemaker’s commercial aviation production factories in the Seattle area, one in Renton […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Boeing Sees More Cancellations Than Orders in February

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has reported its February results which are not much positive. The US planemaker noted more cancellations than new orders for its commercial aircraft: 18 gross orders vs 46 cancellations. In the result, this year Boeing’s order book has declined by 28 planes in total. Nevertheless, Boeing has succeeded in securing at least some gross […]

Trump Suspends Travel from 26 European Countries to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of major outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, Trump has announced about stricter measures to contain virus spread in the US. This includes suspension of travel between 26 European countries and the US for 30 days.  This restriction, which comes into effect at 11:59 pm on Friday, denies temporary entry to the US only […]

Boeing to Face $19.68 Million Fine for Unapproved Sensors

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has recommended to fine the Boeing company a $19.68 million for equipping some of its 737 aircraft with sensors which were not tested and approved. According to the FAA statement, during the period June, 2015, and April, 2019, Boeing installed Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems containing these […]

Who Was the First Woman in the World to Get Pilot’s Licence?

Reading Time: 5 minutes On this day, 8 March, on the International Women’s Day, the whole world devotes the very special attention to women. To their achievements, their bravery and courage. In aviation this day also bears a very symbolic meaning and has its very own memorable occasion to mark. I believe you would agree that aviation is the […]

Sounds of Boeing 777X Ground Tests Make Houses Shake

Reading Time: < 1 minute Late last Tuesday night residents near the Boeing Field in Seattle were blitzed with a loud noise created by the jet engine. The unusual noise appeared to be the outcome of ground tests run on Boeing 777-9 aircraft. King County Airport provided Boeing with an approval to conduct engine tests on the 777X aircraft between […]

ANA Places Order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese airline group ANA HOLDINGS has committed up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s. With the recent order worth over $5 billion at list prices, the group’s total order for the type exceeds 100 aircraft. “These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as […]

Eco-Friendly Supersonic Commercial Aircraft: Is It Real?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the Concorde stopped speeding across the Atlantic in 2003, no supersonic commercial aircraft took into the sky. The aircraft was mainly retired due to the consequences of the 25 July 2000 Air France Concorde crash, lower interest in air travel following 11 September, 2001,events and high operating costs. However, there were some other key […]