• Route Proving with the Airbus A330neo

    On 6 July, Airbus invited us to join an A330neo function and reliability test flight from Chicago to Atlanta. The airframer is currently working towards certification of the A330-900, which it intends to deliver to launch customer TAP Air Portugal later this year. As part of the certification process, Airbus is conducting a 5 continent …   Read More

  • Flights to Rome: A Stunning Visualization of Earth’s Mobility

    With their 2015 award-winning project ‘Roads to Rome’, the creative team at moovel lab answered the question ‘Do all roads lead to Rome?’. But the project felt unfinished as human mobility is no longer limited to land. By using Flightradar24 data, moovel lab’s new project ‘Flights to Rome’ adds a third dimension—mobility in the sky.   Read More

  • Airbus A330neo Begins Five Continent Route Proving Tour

    As the A330neo’s campaign for certification moves forward ahead of expected entry into service later this year, Airbus is taking the show on the road. The first production A330neo, slated for delivery to TAP, will venture to 15 cities on 5 continents over the next few weeks.   Read More

  • How Kim Jong Un and the North Korean Delegation Traveled to the Singapore Summit

    After weeks of speculation, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un answered how he would arrive at the summit with US president Donald Trump by stepping off an Air China 747 (B-2447) in Singapore. Air China supplied a pair of aircraft for the summit, including Kim’s transport, while North Korean national carrier Air Koryo sent two aircraft …   Read More

  • First Commercially Operated A380s to be Dismantled

    In 2007, the first Airbus A380s entered commercial service with Singapore Airlines. Now just 11 years later the first two A380s to fly paying passengers are slated to be dismantled and sold for parts. After trying unsuccessfully to find a lessee for the two aircraft, aircraft owner Dr Peters Group decided that the sum of …   Read More

  • Tesla Model X sets a world record by towing a Qantas 787-9

    Joining the ranks of production cars towing airplanes world record holders, Tesla and Qantas teamed up to tow a 787-9 with a Tesla Model X. By pulling the 130 tonne 787 in Melbourne, Tesla set the Guinness World Record for heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.   Read More

  • British Airways and Chicago-O’Hare Airport Inaugurate A380 Service

    On 4 May, British Airways inaugurated the first regular A380 service to Chicago, beginning daily service between London-Heathrow Airport and O’Hare International Airport. The first regular service by the A380 to Chicago comes 10 years after the aircraft entered service and two years after the Chicago airport first became A380 capable.   Read More

  • Air India and Qantas Make History with First Flights

    Air India and Qantas each made history this week with inaugural flights, with Air India beginning service from New Delhi to Tel Aviv and Qantas inaugurating its Perth—London flight.   Read More

  • A Brief History of Drawing Hearts with an Airliner

    To add a little love to an otherwise standard training flight, Virgin Atlantic drew a heart with one of their recently delivered A330s today off the coast of the UK for Valentine’s Day. This wasn’t the first time an airline has taken to the sky to draw a heart though.   Read More

  • See Lufthansa’s New Livery and How to Track the Special 747 and A321 Tour Flights

    Lufthansa is set to officially unveil their new livery on 7 February and then take the first two freshly painted aircraft on tour. D-ABYA, the first 747-8I to wear Lufthansa’s revised livery, will tour Germany, while D-AISP, the first A321 in new paint, will visit airports in Germany, Italy, and France. We’ve made it very …   Read More

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