• Special Australian flights to celebrate women’s roles in aviation

    12 flights around Australia will mark International Women’s Day on 8 March by operating with women only crews. To highlight the range of opportunities in the aviation industry, beyond just women pilots and flight attendants, the ground crews, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and others working these flights will also be women.   Read More

  • British Airways sets new transatlantic speed record

    British Airways set a new New York–London subsonic commercial aircraft speed record on 9 February with the BA112 landing in London 4 hours 56 minutes after departing New York. Accomplished with a Boeing 747-400, the flight took advantage of a well-placed and strong jet stream to reach London in under 5 hours.   Read More

  • Onboard the inaugural SAS A350 flight from Copenhagen to Chicago

    SAS inaugurated the Airbus A350 on Tuesday, 28 January, putting the aircraft into revenue service for the first time beginning with its Copenhagen-Chicago route. SAS has focused on the improved economics, environmental impact, and passenger experience of their new A350 fleet and we joined the first flight to see how they’ve done.   Read More

  • Boeing 777X First Flight

    The Boeing 777X is set to take flight for the first time this morning in Seattle. The enlarged version of the 777 features the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9X, and new composite wings with folding wingtips, among other improvements.   Read More

  • Etihad takes delivery of its special 787 ‘Greenliner’

    Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its special 787-10 ‘Greenliner’ (A6-BMH). The ‘Greenliner’, which features a special livery, will be used to research sustainability initiatives while in service on regular routes. The delivery flight also explored three efficiency projects in conjunction with Boeing engineers to examine their impact on fuel consumption.   Read More

  • The Boeing 787 celebrates 10 years in the sky

    On a cold, wet 15 December, 10 years ago today the Boeing 787 took flight for the first time. Today, nearly 1000 787 across 3 variants have been delivered to almost 5 dozen airlines.   Read More

  • SAS takes delivery of its first Airbus A350

    SAS is bringing home its first Airbus A350 today from Toulouse. SK9154 is set to depart for Copenhagen at 12:00 arriving at 14:00 (local time UTC +1). This is the first of 8 A350s the airline has on order. The A350 is scheduled to enter commercial service in late January, initially flying from Copenhagen to …   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

  • Air New Zealand to launch Auckland-New York flights next year

    Air New Zealand will launch Auckland-New York (EWR) flights next October with the 787-9. The flight will become the 5th longest flight in the world.   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

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