• 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

  • KLM celebrates its 100th annivesary

    KLM celebrates its 100th anniversary today, making it the oldest airline in the world still operating with its original name. Founded on 7 October 1919, KLM’s first flight was conducted a few months later in May 1920. The first KLM flight was conducted with a leased De Haviland DH-16 from Aircraft Transport and Travel, a …   Read More

  • SAS unveils new livery ahead of first A350 delivery

    SAS unveiled a new livery this week as it prepares to take delivery of its first of 8 Airbus A350 aircraft. The new livery will be applied to new A350s and A320neos as they are delivered and painted onto the rest of the fleet during standard maintenance visits. The entire SAS fleet will wear the …   Read More

  • SpotLAX2019 and Dorkfest Success

    Dorkfest and SpotLAX2019 this weekend were an incredible success once again and we’re pleased we were able to meet and chat with such a wonderful group of aviation enthusiasts from all over the world.   Read More

  • Inside the American Airlines Super80 Send Off

    On 4 September, American Airlines retired the MD-80 family of aircraft from its fleet after 37 years of service. Named the Super80 by American, the airline operated more than 360 of the aircraft at its peak. On Wednesday, the final 26 were retired and 23 of them flown to the desert in Roswell, New Mexico.   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

  • 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

  • Airbus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special formation flight

    On 29 May, Airbus began its 50th anniversary celebrations with a special formation flight in the skies above France. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate for a planned flypast in Toulouse. Taking part in the special flight were the A220, A319neo, A330-900, A350-1000, A380, and BelugaXL. The Airbus formation was also met by the French …   Read More