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Daniel Mena President and Founder of AeroXplorer. Web Developer and Aviation photographer. Contact me for questions and inquiries through my Instagram DMs, linked below.
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NEWS Airbus Halts A320 Production in Asia due to Coronavirus Precautions Airbus announced that they will be closing their Airbus factory in Tianjin, located in northeastern China, due to recently imposed travel bans due to the outbreak of 2019-nCoV, AKA Coronavirus. Read More →
ROUTES Air China to Alter Schedule Between U.S. and China due to Coronavirus Air China will cancel all flights to U.S. cities other than Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK), and Washington D.C.(IAD). The airline will also alter the routes so that the least aircraft will be used in the most economical way. Click Here to Read More. Read More →
NEWS Air Canada 767 Makes Successful Emergency Landing in Madrid An Air Canada Boeing 767 had to make an emergency landing earlier today when it had an engine failure on takeoff. Air Canada Flight 837 began to circle the Spanish capital, releasing fuel to decrease landing weight. After nearly four hours, the aircraft finally landed back at Madrid-Barajas International Airport. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS United Airlines E175 | Austin to Washington On January 3rd, I flew to Austin for the day to take photos of airplanes. After a wonderful day of plane spotting, it was time to head home. Here is a recount of my trip aboard United Airlines Regional First Class from Austin to Washington. Read More →
NEWS Coronavirus Prompts Airlines to Cancel Flights to China Many have heard of the new Coronavirus, a virus that has taken hundreds of lives and spread to thousands of people. The outbreak of this virus has caused many people to avoid travel to China, where the epicenter of the virus is located. Because of the empty flights, airlines are not making revenue off of these flights, so temporarily cancelling these flights would save the airlines money and time. Read More →
NEWS Boeing 777X Makes its First Flight Earlier today, thousands of people watched as an all new variant of the Boeing 777, the 777X made its first flight. The brand new 777, N779XW, departed from Paine Field at 10:30AM local time. After a few hours of flight tests and photography, the plane landed at Boeing Field, also located in Washington State. Read More →
NEWS First United 787 With New Polaris to Fly This Wednesday Originally set to take the skies in mid December, the Boeing 787-8 had some setbacks with its retrofit. But, after one more month, the 787-8, N27908, is set to take its first full flight this coming Wednesday, January 15, from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL A New Uber, but For Airplanes A new app was released, named BlackBird, which pairs private pilots to customers for as little as $50 per flight, is becoming more and more popular in the California area. Is it safe? Read More →
STORIES My Early-Morning Plane Spotting Session in Amsterdam Recounting my experience of spotting at Amsterdam Schipol's most famous plane spotting location, the Polderbaan. Read More →
NEWS Air France Retires Their First A380 Air France retired their first Airbus a380 last Saturday. They plan to retire their 9 other A380s by 2022. Read More →