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Air New Zealand heading for $450m loss two years in a row

Strong domestic activity and cargo revenue have given Air New Zealand confidence to signal a full-year loss of no more than $450 million while also announcing a delivery date for the first of eight new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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I flew on JetBlue's brand-new Airbus A220 and saw why it's the perfect plane to lead the airline into its next era

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways is the latest US airline to fly the Airbus A220, a next-generation aircraft to replace the airline's Embraer E190s. The 140-seat aircraft is configured in a unique 2-3 arrangement and gives flyers more seating choices based on preference. JetBlue plans to fly the aircraft across the country thanks to the aircraft's 3,400-nautical mile range and fuel efficiency. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Delta, Miami, Aviation, Airbus


Take a look inside an Amazon Air Boeing 737, the latest weapon in Jeff Bezos' master plan to win the delivery wars

The exterior of a Prime Air Boeing 737-800BCF plane. Sinéad Baker/Business Insider Amazon operates its own planes to meet its goals to deliver packages to customers quicker. The Amazon Air fleet also moves cargo for USPS, according to a recent Information report. We took a look inside one at the Paris Air Show, to see how Amazon gets your orders to you quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon operates its own fleet of jets to deliver packages around the world and ge...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, News, Trends, Amazon Prime, Features, UPS, US Postal Service, Usps, News UK, Delta, Retail, Amazon Prime Air, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Westjet


I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines canceled two of my flights when flying home from Bogotá, Colombia to New York, effectively leaving me stranded in the country. I managed to get out of Bogotá using multiple tactics and passed the time thanks to a credit card perk. American ended up giving me $24 in meal vouchers and a free layover hotel but had to fly me 2,000 miles from my original destination. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, American Express, Dallas, Miami


To help fight COVID-19, Mexico is going to give away the mansions of 2 once-powerful drug kingpins

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, center, arrives at an airport in Long Island during his extradition to the US, January 19, 2017. U.S. law enforcement via AP Mexico's president recently a "mega raffle" with 22 prizes valued at $12.5 million, the proceeds of which will be used for COVID-19 vaccines. Among the goods being given away are mansions that belonged to two of Mexico's most well known cartel bosses: Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Amado Carrillo Fuentes. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Mexico, US, International, Trends, Drug Trafficking, Mexico City, Argentina, Sonora, Diego Maradona, Boeing, Long Island, Drug Smuggling, El Chapo, Guzman, El Chapo Guzman, Sinaloa


Top Stories this AM: Skepticism on Musk's Boring vision; vaccine destroyer sentenced to 3 years; Hong Kong offers $14 million to get vaccinated

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: Musk moles through. Some cities think Elon Musk's tunnel could be the solution to their transportation issues but experts are skeptical. As Musk opens his first tunnel in Las Vegas, officials in Fort Lauderdale are optimistic they will soon have one, NBC News reported. But experts doubt that the tunnel pr...
Tags: Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Australia, China, Nigeria, Nbc News, Trends, Iran, Wisconsin, Las Vegas, Boeing, Musk, Trump, Fort Lauderdale, Twitter Trump, Moderna


The new Air Force One plane may get delivered a year late

Air Force One. AP The upgraded VC-25B planes meant to serve as the next Air Force One aircraft may not arrive until 2025. Air Force officials said this week that Boeing has told the service it needs to tack on an additional 12 months "beyond their original schedule." The Air Force is reviewing the company's request to delay the delivery by at least a year, officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing Co. is behind schedule on two new Air Force One aircraft, w...
Tags: Texas, White House, Trends, Connecticut, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing, San Antonio, US Air Force, GDC, Richardson, Boeing Co, Transaero, COSTELLO, Air Force One, Joe Courtney


Watch a drone refuel another aircraft in mid-air for the first time

An unmanned drone has refueled another aircraft during flight for the first time, a milestone that the US Navy says could help change future warfighting. Boeing’s unmanned MQ-25 Stringray plugged a hose into a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and pumped 325 pounds of fuel into the fighter jet on June 4, the manufacturer announced on Monday. Credit: Kevin FlynnThe Stingray used the Navy’s standard aerial refueling method. The 4.5-hour test was conducted from the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah,...
Tags: Startups, Navy, Boeing, US Navy, Insider, Neural, MidAmerica St Louis Airport, Mascoutah Illinois, Kevin FlynnThe Stingray


Discovered in Australia, 'the southern titan' - a 16 foot tall dinosaur almost the length of a Boeing 737 - has been classified as a new species

Dr. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie pose with a 3D reconstruction and the humerus bone of "Cooper," a new species of dinosaur discovered in Queensland and recognized as the largest ever found in Australia. Eromanga Natural History Museum/Handout via REUTERS A dinosaur found in Australia is now one of the 15 largest in the world. "The southern titan" is 16 feet tall and a little under 100 feet long. Scientists categorized it as a new species believed to have lived 92 to 96 million year...
Tags: Science, Australia, Trends, Queensland, Brazil, Dinosaurs, Boeing, Cooper, Outback Queensland, Cooper Creek, Robyn Mackenzie, Sarah Al Arshani, Scott Hocknull, PeerJ Australotitan


The US Navy's new pilotless tanker plane just refueled an aircraft carrier fighter jet for the first time, and this is what it looked like

An MQ-25 refuels an F/A-18. Courtesy photo/Boeing A drone has refueled a US Navy fighter jet for the first time, the Navy said Monday. Boeing's MQ-25 provided refueled an F/A-18 Super Hornet on Friday. The drone will extend the reach of carrier-based fighters as the Navy changes the way it fights. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unmanned tanker aircraft has successfully refueled a US Navy carrier-based fighter jet for the first time, the Navy announced Monday.A Boei...
Tags: Navy, China, US, America, Trends, Ford, Boeing, US Navy, Aerial Refueling, PMA, Norfolk Virginia, MidAmerica Airport, Chad Reed, Leanne Caret, Tech Insider, Mascoutah Illinois


How China is trying to fix the biggest problem plaguing its fighter jets

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet. Reuters China's leaders regularly tout their fighter jets as symbols of military capability. But China's fighter jets have long had a major shortcoming: a lack of quality engines. China's defense industry has struggled with that flaw, but Beijing is working hard to fix it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Of all the fighters in China's arsenal, none are as important as the J-20.The fifth-generation fighter also known as ...
Tags: China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Moscow, Chinese communist party, Himalayas, Xinjiang, Huawei, Boeing, Reuters, Reuters China, Liu, Heath


How seagulls brought down a B-52 bomber

A B-52 lands at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, May 14, 2019. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Ted Daigle On May 18, 2016, a B-52H bomber was forced to abort its takeoff before bursting into flames. An Air Force investigation found the incident was caused by birds, and it wasn't the first time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Let's face it, seagulls are pretty damn annoying in the best of times. Now, we have an even better reason to dislike "sky rats."On May 18, 201...
Tags: Trends, Canada, Alaska, Louisiana, Air Force, Boeing, US Air Force, Bird Strike, Seagull, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Barksdale Air Force Base, NBCnews, Andersen Air Force Base, B-52, Global Strike Command, Military & Defense Contributors


I flew Delta for the first time since the airline stopped blocking seats and saw how much easier it was for a frequent flier to get upgraded to first class

Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines ended its seat-blocking policy on May 1, and it's elite status holders are among the ultimate winners. More open seats on Delta flights means better chances for upgrades to premium cabins. I flew Delta on the first day that seats were opened up and received more than $500 in upgrades. See more stories on Insider's business page. Having elite status on Delta Air Lines just...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minnesota, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, First Class


How one of America's newest airlines, Avelo, stacks up to the competition

Flying on the first flight of Avelo Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider Avelo Airlines is one of America's newest ultra-low-cost carrier, having started flights on April 28. Its competitors include Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines. I flew on Avelo and saw why the airline is offering a better value thanks to its low fee structure. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans are ready to travel for leisure again, and more airlines...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Levy, Deutsche Bank, Spirit, Aviation, Airbus, Las Vegas, Seattle


The Air Force's newest fighter jet may not be what it needs to win the next war

F-15EXs during an aerial-refueling operation over Northern California. US Air Force/Ethan Wagner In March, the Air Force accepted the first F-15EX, the first new fourth-generation fighter in 20 years. The F-15EX is based on a proven design and will replace jets that are close to their breaking points. But critics say that in the wars of the future, a jet like the F-15EX is just "an expensive target." See more stories on Insider's business page. In March, the Air Force accepted its newe...
Tags: England, Navy, China, Iraq, Russia, US, International, Trends, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Alaska, Raf, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Boeing


Boeing to pay FAA penalties related to 737 jet production problems

Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $17 million in civil penalties for production lapses related to 737 aircraft models in a settlement with the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency said.
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JetBlue founder David Neeleman's Breeze is ready for takeoff. Here's 7 problems the new airline already has, according an expert.

A Breeze Airways plane. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways is finally launching flights but not all are sold on its business model. Analyst Henry Harteveldt is concerned about the airline's route network, high fee structure, and tech-focused model. Breeze seeks to create demand with low-cost leisure routes to underserved cities across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is finally making its debut on May 27 just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, New Orleans, Aviation, South America, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue


Here's a closer look at Air Force One and the presidential motorcade during Biden's trip to Detroit

Our position and the lighting for photos of Air Force One coming into Detroit this week proved to be perfect thanks to the Michigan Planespotting group. TheAviationist/Tom Demerly Detroit's Metro Airport yielded great photos of Air Force One and the presidential motorcade. In an unusual occurrence, the location where photographers were allowed to photograph Air Force One landing was also on the motorcade route. See more stories on Insider's business page. Local spotters, aviation p...
Tags: US, Trends, General Motors, Joe Biden, Ford, James Bond, Secret Service, Pentagon, Michigan, Air Force, Biden, Detroit, Boeing, National Geographic, US Air Force, Ford Motor Company


Experts are convinced that self-flying planes will roam the skies by 2025 - here's how one startup is working to win over the FAA and the public

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off. motive56/Shutterstock.com Xwing, founded by Marc Piette, is one of the startups working to make self-flying planes a reality. Its Cessna 208B Grand Caravan can already fly on its own, as Insider found on a demonstration flight. Self-flying planes will start by flying cargo and then regional passenger flights as early as 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Teaching a 27-year-old aircraft how to fly on its own was the easy part for Ma...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Seattle, North Carolina, Faa, Boeing


I flew Delta first class for the first time since the airline brought back real snacks and drinks but I was still unimpressed

Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is slowly but surely restoring its onboard services including snacks and drinks. It's still a far cry from the traditional hot meals served in first class but it's a start for Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Snacks are back on Delta Air Lines. Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider After...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Delta, South America, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Boeing, Orlando


Trump plans to restore his 'beautiful' Boeing 757 with Rolls-Royce engines and new paint job for future rallies

Donald Trump's personal Boeing 757 private jet. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Donald Trump said Friday that he's fixing his private Boeing 757 and will use it for future rallies. Trump said the plane will get Rolls-Royce engines and a new paint job. The plane, dubbed "Trump Force One," has been sitting broken and unused in upstate New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump announced in a press release Friday that he's fixing his p...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Louisiana, Plane, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, Fox News Read, Stewart International Airport, Tom Williams


Bessemer’s Tess Hatch will join us as a judge at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

Tess Hatch, vice president and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 as a judge for our Startup Battlefield competition. By the way startups, you can still apply now until May 27 to take part in the competition here! At Bessemer, Tess spearheads frontier tech investments, including the scaling and commercialization of revolutionary technologies, including drones, space-based observation and launch, agritech and much more. She’s focused on sourcing and repr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spacex, Events, Tech, Boeing, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, University Of Michigan, Forbes, Tess, Startup Battlefield, Tess Hatch, TC Disrupt 2021, Bessemer Tess, Rocket Lab Spire


2 pilots ejected from an F-15QA fighter jet during an emergency on the runway at a St. Louis airport

F-15QA USAF/1st Lt. Sam Eckholm Two US pilots were forced to eject from an F-15 at MidAmerica St Louis Airport on Tuesday. The incident happened on the runway, but the cause remains unknown. The aircraft was an F-15QA, a new aircraft expected to be transferred to the Qatar Emeri Air Force. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two US active-duty pilots ejected from an F-15 fighter jet Tuesday morning after an emergency on the runway at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah,...
Tags: US, Trends, Air Force, St Louis, Boeing, Usaf, US Air Force, St Louis Post Dispatch, MidAmerica Airport, Scott Air Force Base, Scott Air Force, MidAmerica St Louis Airport, Mascoutah Illinois, Qatar Emiri Air Force, Laurie Skrivan, Sam Eckholm


Russia's MiG-35 fighter jet is almost ready for battle

A Russian MiG-35 takes off at the Aero India 2009 airshow in Bangalore, February 11, 2009. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images Russia's MiG-35, a follow-up of the MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2, is undergoing its final state trials. Like the US Air Force's new F-15EX, the MiG-35 is a highly capable fourth-generation-plus fighter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Much has been made of the latest fifth-generation fighter aircraft, including the American Lockheed Martin...
Tags: Amazon, Russia, Trends, United States, Nato, Moscow, Michigan, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Boeing, US Air Force, Mach, TASS, KUB, Russian Defense Ministry, UAC


Fierce competition between America's top airlines is fueling explosive growth for a small airport in California

Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, California. AaronP:Bauer/Griffin/GC Images/Getty Hollywood Burbank Airport in California has experienced a boom in growth over the past two months. The launch of Avelo Airlines has greatly increased competition at the small airport. Carriers like Frontier Airlines are moving in while American Airlines and Alaska Airlines grow their presence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hollywood Burbank Airport is suddenly seeing explosive growt...
Tags: California, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Alaska, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, Miller, American Airlines, Frontier, Phoenix, Burbank, Santa Rosa California, Los Angeles International Airport


The e-commerce boom fueled by Amazon has led to the creation of the world's largest twin-engine cargo plane - meet 'Big Twin'

Israel Aerospace Industries' Boeing 777-300ER "Big Twin" cargo plane. Israel Aerospace Industries The growth of e-commerce companies like Amazon is prompting cargo carriers to take on more planes. Israel Aerospace Industries and GECAS are developing a new cargo plane based on the Boeing 777-300ER. The world's largest twin-engine cargo will carry more cargo and be more efficient than its predecessors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The booming e-commerce indu...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Planes, Israel, Trends, Features, Emirates, General Election, Dubai, Amazon Prime Air, Michigan, Boeing, Cargo, GE Aviation


I flew Delta for the first time since it stopped blocking middle seats and found cracks showing in its mask enforcement- here's what it was like

Flying Delta Air Lines after it ended a policy of blocking middle seats. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines stopped blocking middle seats on May 1, after more than a year with the policy. The strategy was key in differentiating Delta from its competitors in terms of health and safety. I found the airline adjusting fine to the change on its aircraft but not in all of its airports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines is no longer blocking middle seats on...
Tags: New York, Minneapolis, US, Trends, Arizona, Delta, Boeing, United, Jetblue, Jfk Airport, Delta Air Lines, Phoenix, Ghirardelli, Sky Harbor International Airport, Delta Air Lines Airbus, COVID


Here's how much Air Force One has changed since the beginning of powered flight

AP Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to fly in a powered plane in 1910, after he had left office. In the century since then, the presidential aircraft has evolved into one of the sophisticated planes in the air. See more stories on Insider's business page. The commander-in-chief is more than just an American leader, the office is of global importance.As the "Leader of the Free World," the American president has to be able to travel all over the US and around the world - sa...
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Why the US Air Force's big plans to fly a massive nuclear-powered bomber fizzled out

The Convair NB-36H Peacemaker experimental aircraft and a Boeing B-50 Superfortress chase plane during research and development in Texas in 1955. US Air Force As early as 1955, the US testing a nuclear-powered bomber. A nuclear-powered bomber could stay airborne for weeks at a time. But technological advances made that kind of bomber unnecessary. See more stories on Insider's business page. While nations like Russia continue to struggle with fielding nuclear-propulsion in missiles, the...
Tags: Texas, Ge, Russia, US, America, Trends, Atlantic, United States, Alaska, Nuclear Power, John F Kennedy, Cctv, New Mexico, Air Force, General Electric, Sam


Boeing got the FAA green light for a 737 Max electrical fix, and 100 grounded planes can now return to the sky

Boeing 737 MAX airplanes Drew Angerer/Getty and Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com The FAA has approved Boeing's proposed fixes to an electrical problem that grounded nearly 100 737 Max airplanes. The FAA told US lawmakers the electrical issue would need a "pretty straightforward fix." The grounded Boeing 737 Max airplanes, used by American Airlines, United Airlines, and others, can now fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing Co on Wednesday won approval from U...
Tags: US, Trends, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Cnbc, United Airlines, Max, Reuters, David Shepardson, Boeing Co, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Xiamen Airlines, American Airlines United Airlines, Dave Calhoun



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