Aviation Geek

By John Mayson | A magazine for aviation enthusiasts.

Air India Puts New Airbus A320 Neo Into Operation

Government-run Air India has put into operations its newly leased Airbus A320 Neo with its maiden flight arriving in Chennai from New Delhi.The first …

Aviation

Is Warren Buffett Scheming to Buy a U.S. Airline?

Warren Buffett’s decision to take stakes in the four largest U.S. airlines could be a first step to eventually taking over one of the companies, …

Airlines

JetBlue Goes Back to the Drawing Board with a New Special Livery

<b>MIAMI —</b> New York-based JetBlue has come up with a brand-new special livery. One of its Embraer E190s (N304JB • MSN 257), called “<i>Midnight Blue</i>” is …

Airlines

Analysis: How Flawed is Etihad’s Business Model

<b>MIAMI —</b> Earlier this month, European giant Lufthansa and Etihad held a joint news conference that on the surface seemed cosmetic. While rumors …

Airlines

Rolls-Royce Reports Record Loss In 2016

<b>LONDON —</b> When a company reports one of the largest annual losses in its country’s history, you would expect that the knives would be out for its …

Aerospace

SkyWest's Fleet Plans

SkyWest announced a $90m payment from Bombardier.<p>The airline wrote down its CRJ200 fleet to zero.<p>But its Embraer and Mitsubishi orders are a …

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar to Let Barred Passengers on U.S. Flights

Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways said on Saturday they will allow passengers barred by President Donald Trump's executive order to board …

Airlines

British Airways cabin crew begin six days of strikes

Staff set to walk out for most of week over pay but airline believes most will turn up to work amid tougher sanctions on strikers<p>Low-paid cabin crew at British Airways have begun six days of industrial action, as the airline takes an increasingly hard line on strikes by employees.<p>Members of the …

Airlines

The World's New Longest Flight Takes Off In A Few Hours

At 5:10AM on Sunday morning, the world’s new furthest flight will operate for the first time. Specifically I’m talking about Qatar Airways’ new route …

Airlines

Panasonic says its avionics business being probed by U.S. authorities

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp said on Thursday its avionics unit is being investigated by U.S. authorities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and that it has recently begun talks with U.S. officials to resolve the matter.<p>In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said …

21st Century

Another Survey Shows Trump's Travel Ban Will Likely Hurt Business Travel

Whatever President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban will accomplish, it’s unlikely the order will make American business travel great …

WestJet founder helps bring Portuguese airline TAP back to Canada

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Airlines

SAS Will Create an Irish Base as It Seeks to Counter Norwegian Air

Scandinavian Airlines parent SAS AB will register planes in Ireland and set up bases in London and Spain to serve more leisure travelers at lower …

Frontier Airlines adding 10 non-stop routes this spring

Frontier Airlines to inaugurate service to Punta Gorda Airport in the fall, joining Allegiant Air at the airport 20 miles north of Fort Myers, Florida.<p>Frontier Airlines<p>Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY<p>Frontier Airlines announced 10 nonstop routes this week as part of an effort to connect the dots between …

Aviation

Jetpack pioneer David Mayman's new electric VTOL flying car project

Jetpack Aviation's David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the …

Aerospace

The FAA gave the first ever go-ahead for a drone to fly at an airport

It's the first waiver granted for flight in Class B airspace since the FAA came up with commercial drone rules.<p>It’s not legal to fly your drone anywhere near an airport — at least not without a special waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>For the first time under the FAA’s commercial …

Drones

LUFTHANSA CEO Hints At Lower Fares

Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa Group’s CEO, has suggested that the airline plans to reduce fares for passengers during 2017. His comments came as part of …

Airlines

American Airlines CEO Says Trump Travel Ban Created 'Turmoil' at Airports

The head of the world’s largest airline said weekend airport chaos stemmed from a “divisive” U.S. travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries, …

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines Computer Outage Grounds Flights Across US

ATLANTA – Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines’ computer system is down as of 8:52 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, January 29, 2017. According to …

Airlines

Pizza Angels Feed Protesters At JFK Airport

Pies started appearing at the airport hours into the protest against Trump's immigration ban.<p>Protestors at JFK airport got an unexpected treat tonight: Pies and pies of pizza that seemed to apparate out of thin air.<p>"Somebody handed it to me," one woman handing out slices told The Daily Beast.<p>"The …

Airports

Trump’s immigration order is utterly confusing, even for airlines

In the chaos following Donald Trump’s sweeping immigration orders that temporarily bar citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the US, airlines scrambled to comply. One airline said it adjusted its own crew rosters following the order.<p>Dubai-based carrier Emirates, which flies to …

Immigration

Finnair Expands Asia Flights Connecting To 11 UK Airports

Related: Finnair<p>Finnair has announced long-haul expansion for winter 2017. You can read my review of Finnair in Business Class on the A330 as well as …

How to help fellow travelers affected by Trump immigration order - Runway Girl

Following yesterday’s <b>executive order on refugees and immigration</b> by President Donald Trump, reports are emerging that refugees and visa-carrying …

Immigration

United Airlines Said to Plan Los Angeles Push in Comeback Effort - Bloomberg

United Continental Holdings Inc. is targeting a major expansion at Los Angeles International Airport in an effort to reverse a slide that’s left the …

Airlines

Why Boeing’s New 737 Will Fly in Europe First - Bloomberg

Southwest Airlines Co. was eager to sign up as the “launch customer” for Boeing Co.’s new 737 Max, soon to be the Greyhound of the skies as it …

Airlines

American Airlines to Discard Seat-Back Screens on its Boeing 737 MAX

<b>MIAMI —</b> American Airlines said Tuesday it will not install seat-back entertainment screens on its forthcoming Boeing 737 MAX fleet, due to arrive …

Airlines

News - Airways Magazine

MIAMI — James Hogan will step down as president and chief executive of the Etihad Aviation Group in the second half of this year, the company said in …

Airlines

Air Canada Targets Venezuela Over Blocked Funds

<b>MIAMI —</b> Air Canada has filed an arbitration proceeding against the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela over funds trapped in the …

Airlines