• Bei Bei says bye bye to Washington

    Bei Bei says bye bye to Washington today as he flies aboard FedEx’s panda express 777 to Chengdu. The four-year-old giant panda is being flown to China to help increase the global giant panda population. Both he and his sister Bao Bao were born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC. She was flown …   Read More

  • Here’s how to track all the Star Wars special liveries

    Star Wars special liveries now adorn six aircraft across four airlines. United Airlines unveiled their Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker special livery 737 making it the latest airline to add an aircraft painted to promote the iconic film franchise. We’ve made it easy to track them all.   Read More

  • El Al says goodbye to its 747 fleet with a sky art tribute

    El Al said goodbye to its 747 fleet today with a sky art tribute to the Queen of the Skies. El Al’s final 747 flight drew a 747 in sky above the Mediterranean Sea on its way from Rome to Tel Aviv. El Al first put the 747 into service in 1971.   Read More

  • Qantas unveils special 100th anniversary livery on new 787 VH-ZNJ

    The ‘Qantas 100’ 787 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop wearing a special livery commemorating Qantas’ upcoming centenary. VH-ZNJ ‘Longreach’, the airline’s 10th 787, features a celebratory ‘Qantas 100’ imprint and each Qantas logo since the airline’s founding in 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Services.   Read More

  • How to track the final Super80 Send Off

    The Super80 Send Off to end all Super80 send offs, truly. On Wednesday, 4 September American Airlines will operate the final mass-retirement of its MD-80 fleet. The airline will operate its final MD-80 revenue flight and 23 MD-83 aircraft will make their way to Roswell, New Mexico throughout the day.   Read More

  • Qantas to operate 3 Project Sunrise research flights

    Qantas will operate three ‘Project Sunrise’ research flights in October, November, and December 2019 to ‘gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and well-being’. These flights come ahead of a decision by Qantas on which Airbus or Boeing aircraft to choose for the New York to Sydney and London to Sydney routes.   Read More

  • How to track Air Baltic’s special Baltic country liveries

    Air Baltic has painted three Airbus A220s in flag-themed special liveries to represent Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. Here’s how you can easily track all three. Latvia | Estonia | Lithuania   Read More

  • Virgin Orbit Completes First Drop Test of LauncherOne Rocket

    Virgin Orbit completed the first drop test of its LauncherOne rocket this week. The drop test marks a major milestone in the program to send small satellites into space aboard a rocket launched from a modified 747.   Read More

  • One More Orbit Attempts World Circumnavigation Speed Record

    One More Orbit is attempting a world circumnavigation speed record in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER by flying around the world over both poles in less than 48 hours.   Read More

  • Lauda honors Niki Lauda with flypast and special message

    On 20 May 2019, Formula 1 legend and aviation great Niki Lauda passed away at the age of 70. On 21 May, the airline Lauda paid tribute to Niki Lauda with a special flypast and message in the aircraft’s windows at Vienna airport.   Read More