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INFORMATIONAL Feb 15, 2024 A Deeper Look at ITA Airways' Airbus Fleet and New Ownership In October 2021, ITA Airways became Italy's new flag carrier after Alitalia sold its entire operation to the airline. ITA has introduced new ownership and a new fleet of Airbus aircraft over the past two years. Read More →
STORIES Feb 13, 2024 Exclusive: Interview With Brandon Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon Aircraft I had the chance to sit down with Brandon Robinson, the CEO of Horizon Aircraft, about hybrid electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and urban air mobility for longer-haul flights. Horizon Aircraft is a Canadian aerospace company building a hybrid eVTOL aircraft for commercial passenger and cargo operation. Its product is the Cavorite X7: a hybrid eVTOL aircraft that takes off vertically and flies like a conventional plane once airborne. Read More →
NEWS Jan 29, 2024 Icelandair Adds More Airbus A321neos to Replace Boeing 757 Fleet Icelandair, a long-time operator of the Boeing 757, has signaled the imminent end of its Boeing 757s as it recently confirmed a lease for two Airbus A321neo jets. These aircraft are expected to join the fleet in the second half of 2025, bringing Icelandair's order book for this aircraft type to seven examples. This event follows the recent additions of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 jets. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 23, 2024 A Guide to Aircraft Health Monitoring Systems In aviation, the aircraft condition monitoring system (AHMS) plays an important role. It offers a proactive strategy for management and assurance of aircraft safety. As newer technologies develop, the importance of AHMS systems continues to grow. It helps increase the general safety of the aircraft. It lowers costs and boosts productivity in airline operations. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 22, 2024 Why Do Passengers Always Board From the Left Side of an Aircraft? Boarding on an aircraft's left side is commonplace, and it is expected that the reasoning behind it is almost an afterthought. Whether a jetbridge is used or a staircase, or regardless of which door is used on the plane, passengers have universally boarded planes on the plane's left side. There are multiple reasons behind the lack of events involving passengers boarding on the plane's right side. Read More →
NEWS Jan 19, 2024 Akasa Air Orders 150 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Amid Rapid Expansion India's aviation industry is growing rapidly, with Akasa Air playing a major role in this transformation. At the Wings India airshow in Hyderabad, the young airline placed a large order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This landmark deal propels Akasa Air's ambitious expansion plans and injects much-needed confidence into Boeing's 737 MAX program after recent incidents. Read More →
NEWS Jan 12, 2024 Delta Air Lines Confirms New Order for the Airbus A350-1000 Delta Air Lines has never been vocal about the new aircraft it plans to procure to replace its aging widebody aircraft, specifically the Boeing 767s. However, Delta has revealed its future plans after confirming an order for the Airbus A350-1000. Read More →
NEWS Dec 27, 2023 Lufthansa Embraces the Boeing 737 MAX in a 28-Year Reunion In a surprising move that facilitated discussion across the aviation industry, Lufthansa, the iconic German carrier, has reignited a long-dormant partnership with Boeing. After a 28-year break, Lufthansa placed a firm order for 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with the potential to expand to a fleet of 100 through additional options. This decision marks a significant shift in strategy for Lufthansa, which has primarily relied on Airbus for its short- and medium-haul operations in recent years. Read More →
NEWS Dec 22, 2023 Azul Orders More A330neos Amid Long-Haul Expansion Plans Azul Linhas Aéreas confirmed a new order for the Airbus A330neo following a purchase agreement signed in June. With this order, the Brazilian carrier hopes to expand its widebody fleet and as a result, its long-haul route offering. Read More →
NEWS Dec 19, 2023 Turkish Airlines Places Massive Airbus Order for 150 A321s and 70 A350s Turkish Airlines, the world's most connected airline, recently confirmed a huge new order for 220 Airbus aircraft, following two smaller ones placed by the airline earlier in 2023. This mammoth order brings the Turkish flag carrier's total Airbus backlog to nearly 300 aircraft, in addition to the over 200 Airbus jets currently operated by the airline. Read More →