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AvTalk Episode 38: The Horizon Q400 Incident

On this episode of AvTalk we welcome Jon Ostrower back to the program to discuss the Horizon Air Q400 incident last week in Seattle. We review some of the other incidents over the past few weeks and recap fleet updates from various airlines around the world. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 25: Saratov Airlines Flight 703

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the investigation into the crash of Saratov Airlines flight 703, two airlines suffer engine incidents, we explain why London City Airport closed for a day, and we learn once and for all how to use a Metar. (more…)

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17 from 2017: What Else Happened in the Sky This Year

As the year comes to a close, we look back on what we followed through the sky this year. From celebrations to challenges and goodbyes to some impressive sky drawing, here are 17 things that flew—or didn’t—in 2017. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 18: A United 747 Farewell

In this episode of AvTalk, we send Jason to Hawaii on the final United Airlines 747 flight, the Maho Beach Cam comes back after Hurricane Irma, and Emirates takes delivery of its 100th Airbus A380. (more…)

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United Says Farewell to the 747

17,275 days after the first United 747 flight the airline retires its 747 fleet today with a special flight between San Francisco and Hawaii. Passengers aboard UA747 will be treated to a flight that recreates the atmosphere of the first flight in 1970. Take a tour of United’s 747 fleet through the years and see how you can follow the final flight. (more…)

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NASA Completes ATD-1 Flight Testing

NASA, Honeywell, Boeing, and United Airlines spent the month of February testing a new technology that could enable more aircraft to safely land at an airport in a given time period. The tool, Flight Deck Interval Management (FIM), is being developed as part of NASA’s larger Air Traffic Management (ATM) Technology Demonstration – 1 (ATD-1). (more…)

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A Week in the Life of Three Types of Airplanes

Airline operations staff spend a lot of time making sure they are getting the most out of their aircraft. That means using the right aircraft on the right route. For some airlines, like Southwwest or easyJet, that problem is solved by having one type of airplane and a route network that fits the aircraft’s performance. For others, like United Airlines or Qantas, it means having multiple types of aircraft for different missions. (more…)

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Making Sure an Aircraft is Ready to Fly

We often get questions when a plane seems to be flying in a strange pattern and going nowhere. Often times these are either training flights or test flights after maintenance. Airliner maintenance is a lot more than just changing tires and checking fluid levels—though there is a lot of that. We took a look through the JetPhotos catalog and also dug up some great videos to look into what happens when an airplane goes into the hangar for maintenance. (more…)