Ethiopian Airlines Wins ATW Best Regional Airline in the World Award

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Best Regional Airline of the Year award among airlines of all regions in the world by Air Transport World (ATW) at the 41st annual Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony held in Washington […]

Record January for Airbus & Boeing; 76% of deliveries are single-aisles

Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this January. The combined deliveries of both producers for the first month of the year, was 86, of which 50 came from the American manufacturer, and 36 from the European one. Notably, Boeing enhanced its performance when compared to the same month last year, […]

Southwest Airlines Completes Inspections That Grounded 128 Planes

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737

Southwest Airlines Co said on Friday it has finished inspecting 115 of 128 planes that it briefly pulled out of service on Tuesday when it discovered maintenance checks were overdue, and it expects to complete the rest this weekend. The Dallas-based carrier said the inspections, focused on the backup hydraulic systems of its Boeing Co […]

Air Tahiti Nui selects 787-9 to replace A340 fleet

Air Tahiti 787-9

French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui is to replace its ageing Airbus A340-300 fleet with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Four 787-9 aircraft will arrive to succeed the airline’s five-strong A340-300 fleet, which were manufactured between 2001 and 2005 and operate from the airline’s Papeete hub to Tokyo Narita, Auckland, and Los Angeles with onward services from […]

United Airlines Warns Pilots After Review Shows Mistakes in Cockpit

United Airlines Airbus A350-1000

United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger. A review of United flight operations data, which details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft, prompted the warning, according to an airline official. The safety memo was sent to United Airlines pilots on […]

Bombardier loses out to Boeing, Airbus: Best technology doesn’t always win

Bombardier CSeries

The Canadian jet that once threatened the Boeing-Airbus duopoly in the single-aisle market is expected to fly for the first time Thursday. But now the new Bombardier CS300 is hardly any threat at all. Without the Bombardier jet nipping at the heels of Airbus and Boeing, Airbus might never have launched the A320neo in 2010, […]

Boeing And FedEx Battle Against U.S. Airlines over ‘Open Skies’

Open sky

A push by three U.S. airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has triggered a sharp response from other powerful U.S. aviation companies including Boeing Co (BA.N) and FedEx Corp, potentially complicating the airlines’ campaign for Obama administration support. Delta Air Lines Inc, United and American Airlines have asked the White House to look […]

Southwest briefly grounds 128 Boeing 737s for inspections

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737

Southwest Airlines voluntarily grounded 128 Boeing 737 jets Tuesday night after admitting it missed a series of mandatory inspections on the planes. But the grounding was short-lived after federal officials agreed to let Southwest continue to fly the planes as long as they receive the required check in the next five days. Still, the move […]