Category: US & Canada

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Royal Air Maroc

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline’s fleet. The new airplane offers more seats and more range, which will help Morocco’s flag carrier grow its international business. In 2015, the airline was the first in the Mediterranean to fly the […]

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with […]

Boeing Launches Longest-Range Business Jet Ever

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing Business Jets announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built. Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of […]

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the […]

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, performing flight from Oakland to Burbank (USA) with 112 passengers and 5 crew, overran runway on landing. Aircraft landed on Burbank’s runway 08 (length 5800 feet/1765 meters) at 09:02L (17:02Z) but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop in the EMAS (engineered material arrestor system) past the […]

jetBlue Airbus A320 Reported Toxic Fumes on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Orlando to Newark (USA), reported fumes on board, passenger and cabin crew sick. Aircraft was enroute at FL340 about 90nm northwest of Orlando when the crew advised they had a medical emergency on board and descended the aircraft to FL290 and set course towards Raleigh Durham (USA). About 15 […]

Boeing Completes KC-46 Phase II Receiver Testing

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program has completed its planned Phase II receiver certification flight testing following three weeks of flights with F-15E aircraft out of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing and U.S. Air Force KC-46 crews kicked off receiver certification testing with F-16 aircraft in April 2018. Since then the joint team also completed testing […]

Boeing Delivers Its 2,000th Airplane to China

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and the pace at which it was reached reflect the accelerating growth in the world’s largest commercial aviation market. Boeing delivered its first 1,000 airplanes to Chinese airlines over four decades. The next 1,000 Boeing jets have now […]

Turbulence Injures Flight Attendant on Spirit Airlines A320 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Cleveland to Las Vegas (USA), encountered severe turbulence. Aircraft was on approach to Las Vegas when the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence causing injuries to a flight attendant. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Las Vegas’ runway 26L about 10 minutes later. The FAA reported the flight […]

Boeing Delivers Fiji Airways’ First 737 MAX Airplane

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its single-aisle fleet. Fiji Airways plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes, which will build on the success of its fleet of Next-Generations 737s. The MAX incorporates […]