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Eastern Airlines Makes its Return After 23 Years

For the first time in more than 23 years, an Eastern Airlines plane landed at Miami International Airport Friday. The Miami-based airline stopped flying in January 1991 when South Florida's largest carrier went into bankruptcy. But it has been reborn. "I think this is great to see the colors back in the air because it was a great airline," former Eastern Airlines flight attendant Lucia Sprawka told Local 10 News. After flying over Miami Beach, the plane made its historic landing and was welcomed with water cannons. "This is more than a thrill," former Eastern Airlines flight attendant Juliana Scott said. "This is a rebirth of our family coming back together." For now, this is Eastern Airline's only plane. But the airline plans to add 20 more planes and will begin charter … [Read More...]

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The Year In Flight and Aviation – 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, I’m reflecting on my year in travel, including great meals and hotel stays I experienced in the past 12 months, all around the world. Today I am exploring the year in flight, from both my perspective – airlines I actually experienced – and bigger changes to the air travel […]

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Big year for Boeing 737 as Production Ramps Up to Record Rate

To reach the goal of 52 monthly in Renton, Boeing is putting two 737 production lines down the area to the left, while one line and a fuselage completion area are in the area to the right. Boeing put the pedal down this year and committed itself to raising production of its most popular jet, […]

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Is an Airbus A380neo coming soon?

An Airbus executive earlier this month caused some waves when he suggested the possibility of halting production of the A380 superjumbo. But the other option was an upgrade, and there seems to be increasing evidence that that is where the company is headed. According to a report from Aviation Week, Airbus is accelerating its studies […]



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Airlines cued up for Cuba: Former American Airlines CEO

American airline companies have been ready to provide service to Cuba for years; all they are waiting for is Congress to lift the embargo, former American Airlines CEO Bob Crandall told CNBC Thursday. While President Barack Obama announced the expansion of travel into Cuba as part of his plan to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, […]

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Prop Plane Pilots Exposed to Tanning-bed Radiation Levels

Flying for an hour at 30,000 feet exposes pilots to as much ultraviolet radiation as they would get from 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to a new study. “We performed UV measurement at the pilot seats inside a general aviation plane,” measuring the cosmic radiation coming through the windshield, said Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo […]

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U.S. Aerospace Sector Sees Big Opportunities in Cuban Thaw

President Barack Obama’s decision to restore U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba could yield big opportunities for the U.S. aerospace sector, which builds parts and provides maintenance for commercial aircraft, a top industry official said Wednesday. Marion Blakey, president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association, welcomed the president’s announcement and said it was […]

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Boeing To Make 754 Commercial Jet Deliveries in 2015

Boeing Co will deliver a record 754 commercial aircraft in 2015, an increase of up to 5.5 percent, the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association forecast on Wednesday, reflecting expectations of steadily rising production at the world’s biggest plane maker. The Washington, D.C.-based trade group said its forecast is based on information supplied by Boeing, and comes […]

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Southwest Airlines employees protest work conditions, delays

As Southwest Airlines on Wednesday prepares to announce new departures from Indianapolis, its baggage handlers are contending that increased flights are causing unprecedented delays and overworked employees. Members of Transport Workers Union Local 555 picketed at Indianapolis International Airport and other airfields Tuesday, saying workers are being asked to do more without any increase in […]

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Are Airlines Making Too Much Money?

First time in more than five years, you can actually smile when you fill up, as gas prices fall below $2.80 per gallon. You aren’t smiling, though, when you go online or call a travel agent to book an airline ticket these days. Prices seem to know only one direction: up. It’s not just the […]

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No Gas Money: Low-cost SpiceJet Grounds Flights

No Gas Money : Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet grounded all flights Wednesday after oil companies stopped supplies of jet fuel to the financially beleaguered carrier. No SpiceJet flights had taken off Wednesday and passengers were making arrangements to shift to other airlines, a Delhi airport official said speaking on condition of anonymity because he was […]

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Boeing 777 Production: To Cut Or Not To Cut?

Airbus is facing quite a challenge lately with filling its production line for the Airbus A330, and competitor Boeing is facing a similar challenge for the Boeing 777. The current Boeing 777 has been one of the best-selling wide-body aircraft ever, if not the absolute best. But with the 777X coming to market in 2020, […]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Celebrates Five Years of Flying

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the skies over Washington 787 First Flight K64825-03for the very first time exactly five years ago today. Despite major delays that caused the first flight to occur two years behind schedule, December 15, 2009 was a dream come true for Boeing. The maiden flight departed Snohomish County Airport in […]

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Boeing will expand seating on its new 777-9X by 20 seats

An authoritative aviation industry web site says Boeing, at the suggestion of a Mideast airline customer, will add 20 more seats to its planned 777-9X aircraft. Aspire Aviation reports that Boeing will lengthen the fuselage of the updated plane by some 8 inches and reconfigure the interior to accommodate those additional seats. The extra seats […]

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United Airlines Spreads Wings in China

United Airlines showed more signs today of how it plans to boost scheduled service during the upcoming 2015 peak summer travel season. The Chicago-based airline said it will operate additional flights next summer on two major routes to Chinese markets from its trans-Pacific gateway hub in San Francisco. United’s current daily service between SFO and […]

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Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Federal Probe Into Airline Fare Prices

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, wants the Department of Justice and Department of Transportation to investigate why airline fare prices are so high even as gas prices are falling across the country and airlines are raking in billions in profits. “Fuel costs make up about half of an airline’s total costs,” Mr. Schumer […]

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New Canadian Jetlines discount airline orders up to 21 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing and Canada’s Jetlines today announced an order for five 737 MAX 7s as the new Canadian ultra-low cost carrier builds its future fleet. The order, valued at $438 million at current list prices, includes purchase rights for an additional 16 737 MAXs. “This agreement with Boeing is a major milestone for Jetlines,” said Jim […]