Category: US & Canada

Russia Set to Sell SuperJets to Iran

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has confirmed an unspecified Iranian airline will shortly acquire twelve SSJ 100-95s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Earlier this year, the Mehr news agency quoted the Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Maqsoud Asadi Samani, as saying the Russian manufacturer had applied to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

Norwegian Launches Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

Norwegian Air has now opened the sale for its Boeing 737 MAX transatlantic service at an introductory sale of $65 one-way, including taxes. This summer, the airline expects to launch 10 new routes from Stewart International Airport, north of New York City; T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI; and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, […]

Cirrus Aircraft Delivers More Than 300 Units In 2016

Cirrus Aircraft reported that new customer aircraft deliveries of its SR line of aircraft reached a recent multi-year high of 317 units for 2016. Further highlighting the year were initial customer deliveries of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, the Cirrus Vision Jet, as three units were delivered to customers in the U.S. Total new […]

Boeing Delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching […]

Gulfstream G280 Sets Speed Record In Dakar

Gulfstream Aerospace has said its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set another speed record in Africa, flying from Windhoek, Namibia, in the southern part of the continent to Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast. The flight took 7 hours and 38 minutes. The super mid-sized business jet left Windhoek Eros Airport at 8:20 a.m. local time […]

JetBlue Introduces Special Embraer E190 Livery

JetBlue Airways has rolled out a special Embraer E190 livery and a new tailfin design that will appear on multiple aircraft this year. The New York-based airline said it is introducing the new paint schemes in celebration of its 17th anniversary this month. According to a JetBlue statement, the carrier “has a long tradition of […]

American and United To Roll Out Their ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

American Airlines and United Airlines have launched their ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which align it with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, that are rapidly expanding across the USA. From now on both carriers will sell ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which will entitle travelers only for their seat on the aircraft, and charge extra for […]

Boeing Continues Growth in International Training Portfolio

Reflecting continuing momentum in its international training business, Boeing has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support and training simulator maintenance. Boeing, which originally manufactured the C-17, will support the UAE’s inventory of realistic, motion-based training devices used to train aircrews and support […]

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone Launched From Car

UPS announced today that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test on Monday in Tampa, Fla. […]

Second Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight

Two Lockheed Martin T-50A aircraft are now soaring together in the skies over Greenville, South Carolina. The inaugural Feb. 20 flight of the second production-ready T-50A from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) operations center in Greenville further demonstrates the company’s established, lowest-risk offering in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition. In February 2016, Lockheed […]