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Adam Schupak Member of the AeroXplorer writing and podcast teams.Interested in anything public transport related and is currently training to become a glider pilot.
NEWS Jun 20, 2023 Airbus to Experiment With Hydrogen Powered APU Airbus and its subsidiary Airbus UpNext, have announced at the Paris Airshow the beginning of a new program aimed at reducing ground emissions. The project will focus on research around a hydrogen powered (zero emission) APU on a "technological demonstrator" A330-200 aircraft. Should the project be successful, Airbus will attempt to implement some of the technology into both future and current aircraft designs. Read More →
NEWS Jun 20, 2023 China Airlines Announces Order for 8 787s, Converts Pre-Existing Order With Boeing China Airlines has finalized an order for eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2023 Paris Airshow. The order is set to will help replace China Airlines' rapidly aging A330-300s in the airline's wide-body fleet. Read More →
NEWS Jun 19, 2023 De Havilland Launches New Twin Otter Variant with Fully Updated Interior and Avionics Canadian aerospace company De Havilland has announced the launch of a new variant of its extremely popular STOL aircraft - the DHC-6 Twin Otter. The new De Havilland Twin Otter features an updated interior, cockpit, as well as exterior with various landing gear options. Read More →
NEWS Jun 19, 2023 Flynas Finalizes Order for 30 Additional Airbus A320neo Aircraft The largest low-cost airline in Saudi Arabia has just firmed up an order for 30 extra Airbus A320neo family aircraft from Airbus. The signing of the agreement occurred on June 19th during the opening day of the Paris Airshow. Read More →
NEWS Jun 18, 2023 American Airlines Subsidiary Fined After Worker Sucked into Engine American Airlines subsidiary Piedmont Airlines has been fined $15,000 dollars - the highest allowable amount by law after one of the company's workers was sucked into one of the running engines of an E170 jet. The incident highlights the elevated importance of worker safety in the potentially dangerous aviation career of ground crew/handling. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 16, 2023 Air Canada Plans Return to Singapore Air Canada is beginning a slow expansion into the trans-Pacific market from it's Vancouver (YVR) hub via the opening of a new route between Vancouver and Singapore. The route has been scheduled around the already operating Singapore Airlines flights between YVR-SIN, creating a full week schedule with flights departing every day to Singapore. Read More →
NEWS Jun 10, 2023 Flight Attendants' Union Reaches Agreement With Allegiant Air Allegiant Air has reached an agreement between the carrier and its flight attendants' workers union (the TWU). The new agreement stipulates better benefits, pay, and hours for Allegiant flight attendants. Read More →
NEWS Jun 07, 2023 Air India 777 Diverts to Russian City Following Engine Problems On June 6, an Air India Boeing 777-200LR, possibly with U.S. citizens onboard, was forced to divert to a Russian airport after a technical issue with one of the aircraft's engines. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 05, 2023 Air Canada Connects World's Largest Aerospace Hubs, Expands to Toulouse and Copenhagen On the same day, June 1, 2023, Air Canada inaugurated two routes simultaneously from their growing Montreal (YUL) hub. The first route, Montreal to Toulouse is important to aerospace manufacturing giant Airbus, as the company has aircraft production lines in both Toulouse and Montreal (at Mirabel airport). The second route, Montreal to Copenhagen, is seasonal and is aimed at tourists going between the two storied cities. Read More →
NEWS Jun 01, 2023 Air New Zealand to Weigh Passengers Before Boarding Between May 29 and July 2, 2023, Air New Zealand will be administering a voluntary study in which passengers willing to participate will be weighed. The weight data taken from passengers will be used towards improving aircraft efficiency and range. The data taken from passengers will remain anonymous to respect and protect passengers' privacy. Read More →