Category: US & Canada

Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline’s 100,000 Dreamliner Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights. “The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role […]

NASA: Green Aviation Technology Could Save Industry $255 Billion

Reading Time: 3 minutes A six-year NASA mission to advance green aviation has wrapped up and the results are in: If U.S. airlines embrace certain technologies to reduce fuel burn, noise and air pollution, they could save $255 billion over 25 years. That’s the upshot of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project that was led out of NASA Langley Research […]

Air Traffic System Update at American’s Charlotte Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA and NASA will try to fix antiquated air traffic system at American’s Charlotte Hub. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second busiest hub for the world’s biggest airline, has been designated as the site for a unique effort by NASA to update the country’s antiquated air traffic management system. NASA’s effort, called ATD2 for airspace […]

Boeing Achieves Record Commercial Airplanes Deliveries in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing delivered 762 commercial airplanes in 2015, 39 more than the previous year and most ever for the company as it enters its centennial year. “The Boeing team has worked hard to achieve strong performance,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “Our team did a fantastic job achieving higher deliveries and getting […]

Mooney M10T First Flight Test

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mooney International Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of the M10T Proof of Concept (POC) aircraft. The first flight was performed by test pilot Len Fox on Wednesday, December 23rd in the vicinity of the Chino Airport in California. The flight lasted approximately 15 minutes, with Len Fox conducting basic flight maneuvers and verifying […]

First Flight of Epic E1000 Prototype

Reading Time: < 1 minute Epic Aircraft completed the successful maiden flight of its first conforming prototype E1000 single-engine turboprop, code-named FT1, putting the manufacturer on track to achieve certification later this year. FT1 made its successful first flight on December 19 from the Bend Municipal Airport. After the 20-minute test hop, Epic chief pilot David Robinson reported, “The aircraft […]

Canada and Australia Expand Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada and Australia are doubling the number of seats airlines can fly per week between the two countries under an expanded air transport agreement, effective immediately, the Canadian government has said. With the new deal, airlines from Canada and Australia each have been allotted 6,000 weekly seats for flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth […]

Embraer Executive Jets Starts Legacy 450 Deliveries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer Executive Jets announced today that it has begun deliveries of its newest business jet, the Legacy 450. The first aircraft was delivered to LMG, an industry leader delivering show technology for corporate meetings, trade shows, live broadcasts and specialty events. The U.S. provider of video, audio, lighting and audiovisual support is headquartered in Orlando, […]

Hainan Airlines to Fly the Los Angeles – Changsha, China Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) has announced it will launch the only nonstop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to inland China on January 21, 2016. Hainan will connect passengers to Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, a metropolis of over 7 million people famous for its world-renowned cuisine and rich history. The new route is part […]

MTU Maintenance Canada Looks Back at Successful Accessory Repair Ramp-up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three years after the opening of the Accessory Repair Center (A.R.C.), MTU Maintenance Canada, is satisfied with the development of its business for accessory repair and  (LRU) management. The company, an affiliate of one of the world’s leading engine maintenance providers, has managed to increase revenues by 48 percent to 40 million ULine Replaceable UnitS […]