Category: US & Canada

Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Presently the world’s three longest flights are Dallas to Sydney (Qantas), Johannesburg to Atlanta (Delta), and Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad). Emirates has the intentions of launching a route between Dubai and Panama City, which would be the world’s longest, as it’s 10 miles further than Dallas to Sydney. However, that route has already […]

Air Force Asks Raytheon to Develop Enabling Technologies For Next-Generation Missiles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Missile experts at the Raytheon Co. are researching how to increase capabilities for next-generation air-launched tactical missiles under terms of a potential $14 million contract. Officials of the munitions directorate of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are asking researchers at the Raytheon Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., […]

U.S. Air Force Drones Had A Record Number Of Crashes Last Year

Reading Time: 1 minute The Air Force has a huge drone problem that’s costing the military division a pretty penny. A total of 20 drones were completely destroyed or sustained at least $2 million in damages when they crashed in 2015. That’s the highest number of mishaps within a year so far, over twice the number of accidents in […]

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Completes First Air Refueling

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first fuel transfer from a Boeing KC-46A tanker to a receiver aircraft was completed on Jan 24, marking a key step towards fulfilling requirements for the U.S. Air Force’s Milestone C decision covering low rate initial production of the first batch of tankers. The contact was made between EMD-2, the first fully configured KC-46A […]

American Airlines Announces Cadet Programmes For Regional Carriers

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has announced a new pilot training and recruiting programme at its wholly-owned regional subsidiaries, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines. The program offers tuition reimbursement, mentorships and certification training and will feed cadets into First Officer positions at the three subsidiaries. Envoy Air, which is based in Irving, said the new programme […]

Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records Selected by Aeromexico

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing today announced that Aeromexico has signed an agreement to implement Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records to support maintenance operations for its Next-Generation 737, 767, 777, 787 and non-Boeing fleets. The announcement came during Aviation Week’s MRO Latin America 2016 conference and exhibition in Lima, Peru. Aeromexico is the sixth airline to sign up for […]

Southwest Posts Record Net Income

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines earned net income of $2.18 billion in 2015, up 92% over a net profit of $1.14 billion in 2014, marking the Dallas-based carrier’s 43rd straight year of profitability. The annual net profit was the best-ever reported by the company—the second straight year it has posted a record net profit. CFO Tammy Romo called […]

ATR Achieves 2 Billion Dollars Turnover in 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an increase of 72% over the 51 deliveries made in 2010. Firm orders for 76 […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

Bombardier’s C Series Aircraft Program Starts Ramp-up to Full Production

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its all-new C Series aircraft program has begun the ramp-up to full production. The final assembly facility is fully equipped and production is progressing according to plan with aircraft in various stages of the build sequence. Additionally, Bombardier also confirmed that the CS100 aircraft that is scheduled to be […]