Category: US & Canada

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss solar-powered plane, landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:44pm local time – 8:44am […]

Best and Worst Airlines in the U.S.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The truth is that not all airlines are created equal. Some try harder, some cut more corners and a few introduce raw sewage to the flying experience. The trouble for travelers is that just browsing horror stories isn’t enough to make sure the same won’t happen to them. How can you tell the difference between […]

American Airlines Offers Up Mixed Q1 Earnings Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said it had $1.25 in earnings per share (EPS) on $9.4 billion in revenue, compared to consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $1.19 in EPS on revenue of $9.44 billion. In the same period of last […]

Boeing Secures More AH-64E Apache Upgrades

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing announced another contract to remanufacture AH-64D Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E Guardian version for the U.S. Army. The latest deal is worth $1.5 billion to the company and covers another 117 helicopters, plus Longbow radar crew trainers, logistical support and spares. It brings the total number of AH-64Es under contract for the U.S. […]

United Express Plane Evacuated After Passenger Says ‘Bomb’

Reading Time: < 1 minute A United Airlines plane was evacuated at Albany International Airport (ALB) after an “irrational” passenger reportedly said the word “bomb.” The New Jersey-bound plane, United Airlines Flight UA4941 (ALB to EWR) was evacuated after a passenger spoke of a bomb Wednesday morning. The aircraft was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, registration N839CA, and was being […]

Boeing Selects Supplier For 777X Full-flight Simulator Suites

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing announced April 19 it has selected , a Textron Inc. company as its supplier for the first 777X full-flight simulator suites for Boeing’s pro forma campuses. Pro forma training is offered to customers as part of the airplane sale. Each simulator suite will include a full-flight simulator and a high-fidelity, flat-panel classroom trainer. TRU […]

Solar Impulse’s Takeoff from Hawaii Scheduled

Reading Time: < 1 minute We knew this day would come where we can finally say: today we will be taking off. After 9 months having put our round-the-world solar flights on hold because of a battery complication during the 5 day/night flight from Nagoya to Hawaii, we are able to resume our attempt to accomplish this solar-powered challenge. We […]

Irony in The Sky: Drones Banned in London Airspace During Obama Visit

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Barack Obama is renowned for his extensive use of military drones in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere – but the unmanned planes will be banned in London and Windsor airspace during his official visit on Thursday. The ban comes after a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) hit a passenger plane at […]

Possible Bombardier-Delta Deal Leads To Talks of a Bigger C Series Jet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Inc. almost won a crucial order from Delta Air Lines Inc. the last time the airline bought new single-aisle planes, but a deal fell apart when the plane maker told Delta it would not make a bigger version of its C Series aircraft. Now, as the two companies again appear close to a single-aisle […]

Southwest Airlines Stock Higher on Strong Q1 Earnings Expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines (LUV – Get Report) stock is gaining by 0.42% to $47.33 in late-morning trading on Wednesday, as the airline prepares to release its 2016 first quarter financial results before the market open on Thursday. Analysts have forecast for a year-over-year increase in both earnings and revenue. Southwest Airlines is projected to report earnings […]