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Boeing's most controversial plane is being used to fight climate change. See inside the new Boeing 737 Max ecoDemonstrator.

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 ecoDemonstrator.Thomas Pallini/Insider Boeing and Alaska Airlines are teaming up to test new technologies that aim to make the aviation industry more sustainable.  A Boeing 737 Max 9 has been outfitted with experimental technology for engineers to test.  The most viable technology may soon be found on Boeing's future aircraft.  The aviation industry is working towards a more sustainable future as airlines and aircraft manufacturers alike are being for...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Sustainability, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, Lloyd, US Caribbean, Boeing 737 MAX


See inside the Airbus A400M Atlas military cargo plane made famous by Tom Cruise that reportedly cost more than $30 billion to produce

An Airbus A400M at the Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider One of Airbus' latest innovations isn't an airliner but a military troop and cargo transport plane.  The Airbus A400M Atlas can carry up to 37 tons of cargo and be used for transport, air-to-air refueling, and paratroop missions.  European, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries have been Airbus' top customers for the Atlas. Airbus sells more than just commercial airliners, it also sells military transport aircraft. ...
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Airplane cabins are chock-full of secret cameras, but they're not used to spy on passengers. Here's what they're for and where to find them.

An Embraer E195-E2 demonstration aircraft nicknamed "profit hunter" at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider Airplane cabins have cameras that are primarily used for safety and security reasons.  Cameras can be placed outside the cockpit so pilots are aware of what's going on outside their cockpit door. Flight attendants can use cameras to view a cabin that might otherwise be obstructed from their seats.  It's not at all uncommon to see travelers taking pictures when aboard an a...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Planes, Trends, Cnn, Features, Emirates, Dubai, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Jetblue, Airbus A350


See inside a $340 million Boeing military transport jet that keeps American troops and supplies moving around the world

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III at the Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a workhorse transport and cargo plane of the US Air Force. As many as 102 troops can be flown anywhere in the world on the aircraft.  More than 800 Afghan refugees were transported to safety on the aircraft in just one flight.  The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III should be instantly recognizable to any US service member who has deployed to an overseas combat zone in the past two dec...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Ap, Features, Afghanistan, Military, New Jersey, Dubai, Kabul, Air Force


Only one US airline ranked in the top 5 for having the youngest fleet of aircraft in North America, with Canada and Mexico dominating — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo.Carlos Yudica Aviation data firm CH Aviation ranked the airlines with the newest fleet of aircraft. Only one US airline made the list from the North American ranking. Canadian and Mexican ultra-low-cost airlines dominated in North America. Some airlines can now boast about having a new plane smell on their aircraft. Aviation data company CH Aviation recently unveiled its list of airlines with the youngest fleet of aircraft, determined by the average age of a...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Mexico, Planes, US, America, Trends, Chicago, Canada, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, North America


The US government just allowed an Icelandic airline to offer flights between the US and Cuba. But buying tickets come with restrictions.

An Icelandair Boeing 757-200.Malcolm T Walls Photo's/Shutterstock.com Icelandair will soon fly between the US and Cuba thanks to a Department of Transportation ruling.  US airlines objected to Icelandair's presence in the market but lost out in the end. Travel to Cuba is notoriously restrictive because of ongoing sanctions.  North Americans now have another option when flying to Cuba. Icelandair is known for connecting North America and Europe through its home country of Iceland. But ...
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The US government just allowed an Icelandic airline to offer flights between the US and Cuba. But buying tickets comes with restrictions.

An Icelandair Boeing 757-200.Malcolm T Walls Photo's/Shutterstock.com Icelandair will soon fly between the US and Cuba thanks to a Department of Transportation ruling.  US airlines objected to Icelandair's presence in the market but lost out in the end. Travel to Cuba is notoriously restrictive because of ongoing sanctions.  North Americans now have another option when flying to Cuba. Icelandair is known for connecting North America and Europe through its home country of Iceland. But ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Florida, Texas, News, Air Travel, Planes, Americas, US, Trends, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Houston, Iceland


Boeing's new $442.2 million flagship plane is drawing interest from across the aviation industry. But delays are preventing it from realizing its potential.

The Boeing 777X at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider The Boeing 777X is primed to be a popular seller in the private jet and cargo realms in addition to commercial airlines.  Cargo carriers are looking to grow their fleets amid a boom in demand while a 777X private jet can be sold to governments and heads of state. Delays in the aircraft's certification mean that cargo airlines and private jet buyers will be waiting years for their planes.  Boeing's new flagship aircraft has t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing, Private Jets, Singapore Airlines, Air France, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker


Check out the single-aisle jets that dominated Airbus and Boeing's deliveries for 2021 as airlines continue to downsize to smaller and more efficient aircraft

Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Airbus and Boeing revealed their deliveries for 2021, and Airbus maintained its crown as the world's top planemaker. Single-aisle jets dominated as airlines continue to seek smaller aircraft for the long-haul market. Boeing delivered 263 of its 737 family planes while Airbus delivered 483 A320 family aircraft. Airbus and Boeing have had a rivalry for decades, fighting to be the top planemaker in the world. Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Boeing starte...
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We went aboard Boeing's largest twin-engine cargo plane and saw how it's tackling the shipping crisis from the air

Touring the Emirates SkyCargo operation in Dubai.Thomas Pallini/Insider Air cargo has seen a surge in popularity thanks to a crisis in ocean shipping.  Emirates SkyCargo is one of the airlines using a fleet of dedicated freighters to get goods to market.  The Boeing 777 Freighter can carry nearly 236,000 pounds of cargo between continents.  The crisis in ocean shipping is seeing companies look to the skies for a faster way to get their goods to market, even if it means paying more. Touring...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Hong Kong, London, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Arizona, Emirates, Sydney, Dubai


Ultra-low-cost airlines are flocking to Boeing's 737 Max, inking millions in orders as talk of safety concerns vanish

A Ryanair Boeing 737 Max 8200Croatorum / Shutterstock.com Boeing had a successful 2021 with the 737 Max in its first full year of flying the aircraft post-grounding. Ultra-low-cost airlines in particular are choosing the Max over Airbus products.  All-Airbus carrier Allegiant Air placed a firm order for 50 aircraft citing low unit costs and near-term availability. Boeing just successfully completed its first full year of flying the 737 Max since its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Adminis...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Australia, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Ireland, Ryanair, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


The top 20 safest airlines in the world, according to experts

Air New Zealand.Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com AirlineRatings.com has named Air New Zealand as the safest airline in the world for 2022. The organization publishes the top 20 list every year, and ANZ beat out 2021's top carrier, Australia-based Qantas. Five US carriers made the list in 2022, though Southwest Airlines dropped off after ranking 13 last year. AirlineRatings.com, a source for airline safety and product reviews, has revealed its top 20 safest carriers in the world for 2022, ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, England, London, News, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, France, Africa, US, Trends


I flew British Airways on its $1 billion London-New York route in economy class and it was just the quintessentially British flight I wanted

Flying on a British Airways Boeing 777-200 from London to New York.Thomas Pallini/Insider British Airways is a leading airline on the highly lucrative New York-London route.  The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has changed the airline's offering on the route. Boeing 777s now solely fly between New York and London instead of Boeing 747s and premium Airbus A318s. British Airways has long dominated the skies between London and New York, shuttling a lucrative mix of business and leisure travele...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic


Why aviation and telecom companies like Verizon and AT&T are warring over the rollout of 5G, which opponents say can lead to flight delays and cancellations

Aviation is rallying against the current rollout of 5G communications.Shutterstock.com Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are raising concerns over the rollout of 5G communications.  The current 5G rollout may affect an aircraft's radio altimeter, used to determine altitude above ground level in critical scenarios such as landings.   The wireless communication industry is holding firm on a January rollout for 5G.  The new year is bringing new challenges for the aviation industry. Telecom...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Verizon, Fcc, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, AT T, Dubai, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Verizon Communications


For #Israel Aerospace Industries, #AbuDhabi hub offers route to soaring global demand for freighter conversions | Aviation – Gulf News

For Israel Aerospace Industries, Abu Dhabi hub offers route to soaring global demand for freighter conversions | Aviation – Gulf News The UAE market will assume a central role in Israel Aerospace Industries’ push for a bigger share of the surging global demand for cargo freighters. The Israeli company already has signed freight conversion agreements with Emirates airline and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways.“The issue of conversion of passenger aircraft to cargo is very ‘in’ right now because the pa...
Tags: Travel, Airbus, Abu Dhabi, Boeing, Uae, Etihad Airways, Dubai Air Show, Israel Aerospace Industries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IAI, Emirates Skycargo, Israel Aerospace Industries AbuDhabi, Israel Aerospace Industries Abu Dhabi, Shmuel Kuzi, Aviation Group IAI


Ultra-low-cost airline Allegiant is flipping its business strategy by buying 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets

Rendering of Allegiant 737 MAX jets.Allegiant Air Allegiant Air announced it has purchased 50 new Boeing 737 MAX jets to add to its all-Airbus fleet. The decision breaks from the typical low-cost business strategy of operating just one aircraft type. Industry expert Henry Harteveldt said the order makes sense because of the jet's operating capabilities. Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air announced Wednesday that it is buying 50 new Boeing 737 MAX jets as it continues to modernize and gr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, US, Trends, Hawaii, Aircraft, Jets, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Cnbc, Max


Qantas says some out-of-practice pilots are making basic mistakes like trying to take off with the parking brake on and confusing altitude and airspeed readings

Expert pilots have experienced a "reduction in cognitive capacity" during the pandemic, according to an internal Qantas memo.Michael Dunning/Getty Images Some Qantas pilots returning to flying are making basic "errors" after being grounded during the pandemic, an internal company memo says. The memo, obtained by The Sydney Morning Herald, says some pilots were slower at routine tasks. The Australian airline told The Herald it's designed an "enhanced return-to-work program" for pilots. Som...
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685 Aircraft Management

Our guest is the CEO of aircraft management company PC Aviators, an air race champion, author, speaker, and former aerodynamics professor. In the news, flight cancellations strand thousands of air travelers, Boeing 737 MAX flights are set to resume in Ethiopia and Indonesia, more 5G drama, and adaptive cycle engines for military applications. Guest Pete Zaccagnino is the CEO of PC Aviators, an aircraft management company. He’s also a four-time Air Racing Gold Champion in the Jet...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Verizon, Ge, Indonesia, Russia, Cnn, United States, Idaho, Ethiopia, Aviation, F-35, Faa, General Electric, Boeing, Reno


The folding wingtips on Boeing's massive new 777X are a first in commercial aviation — here's why the plane needs them

Boeing 777X.Boeing Boeing's new flagship 777X aircraft is the first commercial plane to have folding wingtips. Airport gate space concerns ignited the need for the new wingtip folding mechanism. Eight airlines have ordered the jet so far, like Emirates and Lufthansa, but none are US-based. Boeing's latest addition to its growing fleet of commercial jets is the innovative 777X, making its global debut at the Dubai Air Show in August. The Boeing 777X at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pall...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Aircraft, Emirates, Dubai, Jets, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, British Airways, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa


The folding wing tips on Boeing's massive new 777X are a first in commercial aviation. Here's why the plane needs them.

Boeing 777X.Boeing Boeing's new flagship 777X aircraft is the first commercial plane with folding wing tips. Airport-gate space concerns ignited the need for the new wing-tip folding mechanism. Eight airlines have ordered the jet so far, such as Emirates and Lufthansa, but none is US-based. Boeing's latest addition to its growing fleet of commercial jets is the innovative 777X, which made its global debut at the Dubai Air Show in August. The Boeing 777X at the 2021 Dubai Airshow.Th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Aircraft, Emirates, Jets, Airlines, Boeing, British Airways, Air New Zealand, Federal Aviation Administration, Lufthansa, Max


Emirates is giving 52 of its Airbus A380s a brand-new look including upgrades in every cabin and premium economy seating — see inside

Emirates' refurbished Airbus A380 at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider Emirates is upgrading 52 of its Airbus A380 with new cabin enhancements and the addition of a premium economy class cabin.  Long-haul routes between Dubai and destinations like London, Paris, and New York will receive the aircraft. Emirates is the first Middle Eastern mega carrier to introduce a premium economy class cabin.  Emirates is giving the world's largest passenger jet a new lease on life. Emirat...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Emirates, Tim Clark, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Airbus A380


Airlines are expanding their international networks as the world's borders slowly open after nearly 2 years of uncertainty — here are 13 high-profile long-haul routes coming in 2022

United Airlines at LAXAngel DiBilio/Shutterstock Airlines are expanding their international networks to and from the US in 2022 despite the Omicron variant. New destinations include places like Jordan, Qatar, India, Spain, Portugal, Norway, and Finland.  However, some experts say country border restrictions in response to Omicron could impact the routes. The airline industry has been on a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty as the pandemic continues into 2022, but that is not stopping airlines ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, New York, Washington, China, Germany, India, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Aer Lingus, Beijing


Private aviation boomed during the pandemic and the industry is reshaping itself with new business jets to keep up with growing demand

Shutterstock.com Private jets boomed during the start of the pandemic as customers sought travel perceived as safer. Experts say the convenience of private jets and the reduction of airline connectivity also contributed to the surge. Several aircraft manufacturers have introduced new private jet models and concepts this year in response to demand. Private aviation has boomed since the start of the pandemic as deep-pocket travelers ditch commercial flying for the percieved safety and convenien...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Trends, Aircraft, Aviation, Accenture, Boeing, Cnbc, Falcon, Mach, Bombardier, Reuters, Private Jet, Gulfstream


United will make its case to be the unofficial US flag carrier by flying 8 of the 10 longest routes flown by US carriers in 2022

A United Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.com United Airlines will fly eight of the 10 longest routes that US airlines plan to offer in 2022.  Destinations in Australia, Singapore, and India will see new and returning United service.  United is still notably absent in many South American and Middle Eastern destinations.  United Airlines is on a mission for 2022 to establish itself as the dominant US long-haul carrier. Global borders are reopening and US carriers ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, New York, News, Air Travel, Australia, Washington, France, Singapore, Planes, India, New York City, Israel


Airbus has a $260 million wide-body jet that it just can't sell. See inside the A330-800neo that's proving to be a commercial flop.

A Uganda Airlines Airbus A330-800neo.Thomas Pallini/Insider Airbus has only sold 15 of its A330-800neo aircraft, the next-generation variant of the popular A330-200. Uganda Airlines, Air Greenland, Kuwait Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia are the only four airlines to purchase the aircraft. One expert says that airlines don't want to pay for a smaller plane compared to the larger A330-900neo since the two have comparable per-seat costs.  Airbus doesn't usually have a problem selling ai...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Australia, Planes, Trends, Features, Uganda, Flying, Dubai, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Delta Air Lines, US West Coast


The demand for airline-sized private jets has boomed over the years and Boeing has stepped up with its fleet of luxury bizliners — see the 25-year history of Boeing Business Jets

Boeing Business Jets.Boeing Boeing Business Jets celebrated its 25-year anniversary in July, having dreamt up the first BBJ concept in 1996. The program targeted a niche market of ultra-wealthy customers who wanted bigger, more comfortable bizjets. Boeing has added many aircraft types to the BBJ line, like the 737 MAX, 787 Dreamliner, 777, and the 747-8. 2021 marks the 25-year anniversary of Boeing Business Jets, which launched in 1996. The company has a long history of manufacturing aircra...
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Airbus has a $260 million wide-body jet that it just can't sell. See inside the A330-800neo, which is proving to be a commercial flop.

A Uganda Airlines Airbus A330-800neo.Thomas Pallini/Insider Airbus has sold 15 of the A330-800neo, the next-generation variant of the popular A330-200. Uganda Airlines, Air Greenland, Kuwait Airways, and Garuda Indonesia are the only buyers so far. An expert says airlines don't want the smaller plane when others have comparable per-seat costs.  Airbus doesn't usually have a problem selling airplanes. A Uganda Airlines Airbus A330-800neo.Thomas Pallini/Insider As of October, more...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Australia, Planes, Trends, Features, Uganda, Flying, Dubai, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Delta Air Lines, US West Coast


The pandemic paved the way for a boom in cheap new US airlines this year — here are the newcomers the industry welcomed in 2021

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways.Thomas Pallini/Insider Three low-cost startup airlines were introduced in 2021, including Avelo Airlines, Breeze Airways, and Aha! COVID-19 created openings for the carriers to enter markets, acquire cheap planes, and hire highly-trained staff. More budget carriers are hoping to start in 2022, including Airbahn and Northern Pacific Airways. The airline industry had a tumultuous year of pandemic-driven ups and downs, but one sector ap...
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Airbus' flagship single-aisle jet will complete a 4,100-mile transatlantic passenger flight on Wednesday as more airlines downsize long-haul flights

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A321neoLR.Scandinavian Airlines Scandinavian Airlines will fly its Copenhagen to Washington, DC flight on Wednesday using a single-aisle plane.  The 4,100-mile route will be one of the longest ever flown by the aircraft, and the longest scheduled A321neoLR route once officially inaugurated in March.  More airlines are using single-aisle aircraft to lower costs on long-haul routes.  SAS Scandinavian Airlines will become the latest airline to complete a revenu...
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The air cargo boom has airlines from UPS to Air France spending billions on Boeing and Airbus freighter aircraft — and new jets can't come soon enough

A UPS Airlines Boeing 767-300 Freighter.Aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group via Getty Airlines are expecting a boom in air cargo to remain and buying new aircraft to take advantage. UPS Airlines just ordered 19 of Boeing's 767-300 Freighter aircraft to be delivered through 2025. Airbus is landing new orders for its recently launched A350 Freighter that won't fly until late in the decade. Airlines are going on a shopping spree for aircraft on which most travelers will never fly....
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