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Embraer E190s Coming To Delta Air Lines

It looks like a new aircraft type is coming to Delta Air Lines! As part of a deal with the airline’s 12,000 pilots, Delta announced today that they will be acquiring 20 Embraer E190 jets as well as 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs. The 40 737s, in addition to the 60 Delta already has on order, […]

Emirates Eyeing Order For 15 Boeing 777-200LRs

Emirates announced at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) meeting in Miami yesterday that they may be in the market for an additional 15 Boeing 777 widebody aircraft. This potential order would be for the Boeing 777-200LR (LR standing for Long Range) variant, the world’s longest range airliner.¬†Emirates is already the largest 777 operator in […]

Solar Impulse 2 Begins Six Day Flight Across the Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the world’s first completely solar-powered aircraft to attempt a transoceanic flight, has finally begun its flight across the Pacific Ocean.¬†The flight from Nanjing, China to Hawaii will cover 5,000 miles and will take an astounding six days to complete. In fact, this will be the longest solo flight in history if […]

How the Boeing 787 is Opening New Air Markets

The past decade has been characterized by rapid globalization and technological innovation. As more and more people are traveling across oceans and continents for business, tourism, diplomacy and pleasure, there is an increased need for airlines to develop stronger international route networks. One aircraft that has been instrumental in the growth of the global air […]

My Mission For This Weekend: Find the A350

I have been going through some serious travel withdrawal lately. I mean, it’s been almost two entire months since I’ve been on a transoceanic flight. I will be going to Northern Vietnam for my Spring Break in a few weeks, but I decided that I need to take a trip somewhere this weekend to get […]

What to expect (and not to expect) at the 2013 Paris Air Show

It seems like yesterday that we were all talking about the 2012 Farnborough Airshow and the record orders that were placed, like United’s agreement to purchase 150 Boeing 737’s. We also couldn’t stop watching those videos of the Qatar Airways 787 and Malaysian a380 doing exactly what they were designed not to do. In total, […]

Ethiopian Airlines first to resume 787 Service. Air India to follow

It appears that Ethiopian Airlines will be the first air carrier to resume service using the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft will be used on a relatively short flight from Addis Ababa to nearby Nairobi, Kenya this Saturday, April 22nd. This first flight will come about three months after the worldwide fleet of 50 […]

United Orders 150 737’s at Farnborough

United Airlines has just announced their order for 150 Boeing 737 Aircraft. This was announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom. The order includes 100 of the brand new 737 Max 9s and 50 737-900s. Being valued at over $14 billion, this is by far United’s largest order in company history. Delivery will […]

DC-9, MD-80, B717: What’s the difference?

DC-9, MD-80, B717: What’s the difference?

To the untrained eye, the three aircraft pictured below might look like they are the exact same type. Unless you are a serious aviation enthusiast, you probably can’t tell the difference between them at first glance. If you have ever wondered what the differences are between the Douglas DC-9, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, and the Boeing […]

MRJ: The Next Generation of Regional Jet

MRJ: The Next Generation of Regional Jet

If you have traveled by air anytime in the last decade, chances are you have been on an ERJ or CRJ. Regional Jets operate the majority of short to medium haul routes in practically every country in the world. In recent years two Companies, Bombardier and Embraer, have held monopolies in the regional jet industry. […]

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I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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