Category: US & Canada

A Look into the Fastest Private Jets Ever Made

Reading Time: 4 minutes Air travel has come a long way since December 17th, 1903, when the Wright Flyer hurtled through the skies at what was then a whopping 29 miles per hour! While military planes have broken the sound barrier, private jets are pushing the envelope in style. Today, the fastest private jets deliver passengers to far away […]

United Boeing 737 Experiences Tail Strike on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 737-900, registration N75436 performing flight UA-401 from Reno,NV to Denver,CO (USA), landed on Denver’s runway but struck its tail onto the runway surface. The aircraft continued landing, rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. A passenger reported the aircraft slammed into the runway twice, the pilots didn’t make any […]

VR Simulators – The Future of Pilot Training?

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is no doubt that flight simulators have been a useful tool for pilots who need to learn how to fly. While there are countless benefits, there are also some concerns regarding the fact that the pilots know that they are not really in the air. In other words, and unlike real life if they […]

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to […]

GE9X Engine Problem Could Delay First Boeing 777X Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The problem detected while testing General Electric Co’s new GE9X turbine engine gives rise to growing uncertainty over the first flight of Boeing’s newest widebody aircraft 777X. It was expected that the aircraft powered by the world’s biggest commercial engines will go for a maiden flight already this month. Speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions […]

Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767 Rejects Take-off

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300, registration C-GSCA performing flight RV-1901 from Athens (Greece) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 189 passengers and 9 crew, was accelerating for take-off from Athens’ runway 21L when upon selection of initial thrust the crew noticed a slight yaw. When the engines accelerated to take-off thrust a rumbling noise could be […]

Bombardier in Talks with Mitsubishi over CRJ Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries admitted being in talks over the Bombardier’s Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program. No agreement has been reached yet. “Before any agreement can be reached further review and analysis by Bombardier management and approval by Bombardier’s Board of Directors are required, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. must complete its due diligence […]

Airbus Confirms It Could Make A350 Fly London-Sydney Nonstop

Reading Time: 2 minutes As for now, the longest commercial flight is operated by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and New York using the Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range). But there is another airline that strives to go for even longer nonstop flight. Unfortunately, there exists no aircraft able to perform it. The currently longest commercial flight covers a distance of approximately […]

Airlines Fear Boeing 777X Deliveries to be Delayed

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, airlines are worried about the scheduled deliveries of the newest Boeing aircraft – 777X. Among the concerned airlines are Emirates and Lufthansa, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, CEO of Boeing, Dennis A. Muilenburg speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, said that MAX matters are […]

JetBlue Considers Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue, an American low-cost airline headquartered in New York City, revealed considering the extended range Airbus A321XLR aircraft to fly to Europe, Reuters reports. Currently the airline has 60 Airbus A220-300 and 85 Airbus A321neo aircraft. According to the airline’s CEO, Robin Hayes, JetBlue intends to convert 13 of A321neo into longer-range aircraft A321LR, as […]