Aviation Geek

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United Airlines Opens New Checkpoint at Newark

<b>MIAMI</b> — United Airlines has opened its automated security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C, and it includes Premier …

Airlines

US Bans Personal Electronic Devices on Non-Stop Flights to US from Mideast and Africa

<b>MIAMI —</b> The US government has instructed to nine foreign airlines in the Middle East and Africa that personal electronic devices larger than …

Airlines

Delta to Begin Seattle to Chicago-O’Hare Service

<b>MIAMI —</b> Delta Air Lines will be adding three daily flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) from Seattle, starting June 19.The route, …

Airlines

Ryanair Takes Delivery of its 450th Boeing 737-800

<b>MIAMI</b> — Ryanair has taken delivery of its 450th Boeing 737-800 jetliner. The Irish low-cost carrier has been taking 25 aircraft of the type per year …

Aviation

Visiting Lufthansa Technik Malta: How to Install Inflight Wi-Fi

Up to date, 57 Lufthansa narrow-body A320 family aircraft have been equipped with antennas that give passengers the possibility to be linked to the …

Airlines

Analysis: The Rise, Fall, and Eventual Resurgence of the Middle East’s Airline Giants – Part I

<b>MIAMI</b> — The biggest aviation story of the last four decades (basically since deregulation of airlines in the United States) has been the rise of the …

Southwest Reveals Initial Boeing 737 MAX 8 Flights

<b>MIAMI</b> — As previously reported by AirlineGeeks.com, Southwest Airlines has announced the initial routes for its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet, to be …

Airlines

Analysis: Trump Budget Proposes ATC Privatization; Cuts Essential Air Service

• <b>MIAMI</b> — President Donald Trump presented a plan to privatize America’s air traffic control system (ATC) yesterday as part of a budget proposal for …

Aviation

LEVEL: IAG Announces Its New Long Haul LCC

<b>MIAMI —</b> International Airlines Group (IAG) has revealed its new long haul low-cost carrier service: LEVEL, to be based at Barcelona’s El Prat, from …

Airlines

Alitalia Unveils New Business Plan

<b>MIAMI —</b> The Board of Directors of Alitalia has approved a business turnaround plan, intended to reduce costs by EUR1 billion (USD1.06 billion) …

Airlines

Embraer's Newest $80 Million Private Jet Is Inspired by Art Deco Designs

AD discusses the inspiration and detail that went into the glamorous aircraft with Embraer's VP of Interior Design<p>Art Deco is a design style we're accustomed to seeing in skyscrapers, such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, or century-old bars and restaurants like Le Dôme Café …

Interior Design

New Electronics Ban Targets Flights From Middle East and African Airports and Airlines

A ban on large electronic devices on direct flights from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa will affect nine airlines and continue …

Airlines

These 10 Airports Are the Best in the World According to Skytrax

And the Winners Are...<p>Skytrax has released its latest World Airport Awards based on what it calls the largest annual global airport customer …

Airports

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognizable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness.<p>As time passed, however, the original jumbo jet was outstripped by more efficient twin-engine planes.<p>Now the 747’s days as a passenger plane are numbered. …

Aerospace

The world's busiest passenger airport is ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 104 million passengers flew through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2016, making it the busiest passenger airport in the world for the 19th year in a row, according to Airports Council International's preliminary passenger data for 2016.<p>Atlanta, which is a …

Airports

Exclusive - Airbus may ditch A380's grand staircase as sales tumble

Airbus (AIR.PA) is considering doing away with one of the hallmarks of its A380 superjumbo, a "grand staircase" echoing the era of cruise ships, as it looks to revive sales of the world's largest airliner, industry sources said.<p>The idea of a slimmed down staircase, as well as adding fuel-saving …

Airbus

Is This Security Program A “Clear” Alternative to TSA PreCheck?

Speedy Screening<p>The biometric Clear program is promising to offer travelers an easier airport security checkpoint experience that works with or …

Airports

WestJet Revises Boeing 737 MAX order to include -9s

<b>MIAMI —</b> WestJet has reviewed its Boeing 737 MAX order to now include the 737 MAX 9, the largest member —to date— of the 737 MAX family aircraft.<p>The …

Aerospace

Boeing is Discussing a 737 MAX Stretch with Customers

<b>MIAMI —</b> Boeing is trying to persuade customers to place orders for its 737 MAX 10X, a new variant derived from a stretch of the MAX 9.<p>The unveiling …

Aerospace

OP-ED: America's Airlines in the Age of Trump

<b>MIAMI —</b> The early days of the presidency of Donald Trump have been a roller coaster for the United States at large, so it is no shock that the same …

Foreign Policy

Avianca to Launch Boston Service, to Increase Flights to Los Angeles

<i>Story By Sebastian Hernandez.</i><b>BOGOTA —</b> Starting on June 2, Boston will become Avianca’s 35 international destination from its Bogota hub. The …

Airlines

All Nippon Airways Unveils a Special Livery for its Airbus 380 fleet

<b>MIAMI —</b> All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled today “Flying Honu,” a special green sea turtle livery to be featured on the carrier’s Airbus A380 …

Airlines

AVi8 Air Capital Appoints Raquel Brinkman as Chief Financial Officer

<b>MIAMI —</b> AVi8 Air Capital, the commercial aircraft lessor firm founded by Ray Sisson and former Eastern Air Lines CEO Ed Wegel, announced the …

CFOs

Bombardier, Boeing CEOs Remain Bullish on the Long-Term Aerospace and Defense Sector Outlook

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C. —</b> While the last three years at Bombardier Aerospace have been “challenging,” the Canadian jet manufacturer is now in a position to …

Aerospace

Alaska Airlines Awarded Key Mexico City Slots

<b>MIAMI —</b> The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines slots at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport …

Airlines

Analysis: Breaking Down the Airbus Product Lineup in 2017

<b>MIAMI —</b> Airbus reported a net profit of €995 million (US $1.05 billion) for the full year 2016 last week, down 63% year-over-year (YOY). It’s fourth …

Aerospace

Qatar Airways to Lease LATAM'S Airbus A350 Jetliners

<b>MIAMI —</b> Qatar Airways is dry leasing four Airbus A350 aircraft from LATAM Airlines.<p>The A350 aircraft will begin revenue service tomorrow, March 2, …

Airlines

This Month in the Airways: Sunset for the Hawker Siddeley HS 748

Here’s the summary of our newest issue, just for you! The 254nd issue of <i>Airways Magazine</i> since 1994:<p>This issue begins with a lecture by <b>Ken Donohue</b> of …

Airlines