Category: US & Canada

Sounds of Boeing 777X Ground Tests Make Houses Shake

Reading Time: < 1 minute Late last Tuesday night residents near the Boeing Field in Seattle were blitzed with a loud noise created by the jet engine. The unusual noise appeared to be the outcome of ground tests run on Boeing 777-9 aircraft. King County Airport provided Boeing with an approval to conduct engine tests on the 777X aircraft between […]

ANA Places Order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese airline group ANA HOLDINGS has committed up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s. With the recent order worth over $5 billion at list prices, the group’s total order for the type exceeds 100 aircraft. “These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as […]

Eco-Friendly Supersonic Commercial Aircraft: Is It Real?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the Concorde stopped speeding across the Atlantic in 2003, no supersonic commercial aircraft took into the sky. The aircraft was mainly retired due to the consequences of the 25 July 2000 Air France Concorde crash, lower interest in air travel following 11 September, 2001,events and high operating costs. However, there were some other key […]

8 Reasons to Charter a Private Jet on Your Next Trip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every day, millions of people around the world rely on planes to take them to their destinations. Air travel is by far the fastest and the most efficient mode of long-distance transportation available to us today, but you have to admit that it has plenty of drawbacks. Crowded airports, delayed flights, and the often-sub-par in-flight […]

Debris in Boeing 737 MAX Fuel Tanks: Saga of Twists and Turns

Reading Time: < 1 minute Never-ending problems of the Boeing 737 MAX have already become a one-year saga of twists and turns. This time Boeing has discovered ‘foreign object debris’ in the fuel tanks of grounded MAX aircraft, Leeham News reported. Following the discovery, Boeing has ordered inspections of its entire grounded 737 MAX fleet, consisting of over 400 planes. […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Blow to Airbus: US Further Increases Tariffs on Aircraft from EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long-lasting dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers is intensifying. The United States has announced that starting March, 2020, it is raising tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union from 10% to 15%. Although the tariff is set on a variety of products imported from the EU, ranging from some types of meat, cheese, […]

Delta Commits $1 Billion to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines, one of the major carriers of the United States, has announced that starting 1 March, 2020, it commits $1 billion to reduce its carbon footprint and become the first carbon neutral airline worldwide over the next decade. Aviation accounts for roughly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Delta admits there is no […]

Bombardier Exits A220 Program Leaving Airbus with 75%

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier has announced that it exits the A220 program, former CSeries, and leaves Airbus with 75% ownership, with the remaining 25% held by the Canadian government’s Investissement Quebec. According to the agreement for the Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Airbus Canada), the Canada’s stake will be redeemable to Airbus starting 2026, this is three years later […]

Painfully Slow Start to 2020: Boeing Logs Zero Orders in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute New year, fresh start, ZERO ORDERS, same problems. This is the beginning of 2020 at the Boeing Company. This is the report on the month of January which brought the US planemaker zero orders for new planes. For the first time in decades Boeing ended the year of 2019 with a negative order rate. For […]