Category: US & Canada

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 […]

50 Fokker Aircraft Transactions in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, announces that a total of 50 Fokker aircraft were sold to 10 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during 2015 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 5 Fokker 50s, 20 Fokker 70s and 25 Fokker 100s. ‘Low operating costs, comprehensive support and more flexible Rolls-Royce Tay […]

Delta Air Lines Posts $4.5 Billion 2015 Net Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines earned a net profit of $4.53 billion in 2015, a nearly $3.9 billion improvement from $659 million in net income in 2014. Delta CEO Richard Anderson told analysts and reporters that capacity discipline remains a key to the airline’s consistent financial success. The carrier grew total system capacity 3% year-over-year in 2015 […]