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I flew on Delta's newest jet, the controversial Airbus A220-300, and it's my new favorite airliner in the US

Onboard a Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-300. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is the first and only US airline to fly passengers on the Airbus A220-300.  The 130-seat cabin features a 12-seat first class cabin and 30 extra legroom Delta Comfort+ seats. Other amenities include seat-back entertainment systems, in-flight WiFi, and mood lighting. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Airbus' A220-300 is among the newest passenger aircraft in American skies, and it just s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Salt Lake City, Airlines


Why an airline executive is excited about Textron Aviation's new King Air 360, the next generation of a 50-year-old plane

A Beechcraft King Air 360. Textron Aviation Textron Aviation unveiled the King Air 360 in August with upgrades for passengers and pilots. Cabins now feel wider, and the cockpit has advanced systems like autothrottle and digital pressurization. Advanced Air's Levi Stockton explains why he's excited about the plane, even if his firm isn't purchasing one.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. An aviation fan favorite just got an upgrade. Textron Aviation is continuing the l...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Airplanes, Stockton, Kansas, Aviation, Cabins, Beechcraft, Pratt Whitney, Textron Aviation


An expert explains what would've happened if United flight 328 experienced its scary engine failure over the ocean

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty Images United Airlines flight 328 landed safely after experiencing an engine failure over Denver over the weekend. Even if the engine failure had occurred over water while en route to Hawaii, the aircraft likely could have landed safely.  Wide-body aircraft like the Boeing 777 are rated to fly for more than five hours on a single engine. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A United Airlines flight from Denver...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Canada, Atlantic, Hawaii, Aircraft


United will still fly the Boeing 777-200 after a scary engine failure in Colorado - but the ones still flying have a different engine

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty United Airlines' fleet of 24 Boeing 777-200 aircraft has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, but the aircraft will keep flying. A fleet of 22 United Boeing 777-200s are unaffected as they're powered by General Electric engines. Passengers booked on the 777 might still fly on the aircraft but others will be moved to different jets.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Federal Aviation Adm...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Faa, General Electric, Boeing, Denver, United, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Experts say the plane and engine used by United have a safe track record - and the scary landing in Colorado should have minimal impact on the airline

The United Airlines Boeing 777-222 that experienced an in-flight engine failure. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images A United Airlines jet made an emergency landing after an engine failure on Saturday. Three aviation regulators have effectively grounded Boeing 777s with PW4000-112 engines pending an investigation.  Experts say the issue isn't likely systemic with the plane or engine, given the track record of both.  Only 69 aircraft in the world are affected, and United is the only US carrier w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Japan, News, Colorado, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Airlines, Engines, Faa, General Electric


JetBlue just unveiled the ultra-modern cabin of its latest plane - take a look inside its brand-new Airbus A220 jets

JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight.  The 140-seat cabin is arranged in a unique 2-3 configuration with no shortage of the perks for which JetBlue is known including free in-flight entertainment and WiFi.  Flights begin in the spring starting on the Boston-Fort Lauderdale route before the aircraft expands to cities across the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Tuesday unveiled ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


Porsche and Embraer are selling a matching limited-edition private jet and supercar combo for $11 million

Embraer and Porsche's "Duet" collaboration. Embraer and Porsche Embraer and Porsche just unveiled a limited-edition pairing of the Phenom 300E private jet and 911 Turbo S supercar.   Only 10 will be sold with a list price of $10,992,000 each that also includes a custom Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC watch and luggage set. The Phenom 300E is Embraer's best-selling light jet with a maximum range of 2,010 nautical miles and top speed of Mach .80. The Turbo S is Porsche's top-trim vers...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Trends, Features, Flying, Porsche, Driving, Aviation, Private Jets, Embraer, Pratt Whitney, Porsche 911 Turbo S, BITranspo, CT Visual Features


The history of the Airbus A220, the controversial plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The first CSeries aircraft in its new Airbus colors. Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Bombardier CSeries was meant to be a game-changing aircraft. Produced by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, it was its first foray in the 100-to-150-seat market. Though initially successful with sales to major airlines, the program was turned upside following a trade dispute with Boeing. The aircraft program was taken over by Airbus as a result, with the aircraft renamed the Airbus A220.  Bombardier has pulled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, UK, England, Life, Air Canada, Planes, Global, US, Los Angeles, Trends, History, Features, Canada, Paris


This Boeing 727 lets passengers experience zero gravity by flying crazy maneuvers, and it's now on tour across the US

The ZERO-G Boeing 727 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider "G-FORCE ONE" is the name of a converted Boeing 727 that offers customers the chance to float like astronauts in a zero-gravity environment.  Zero Gravity Corporation is sending the flight across the country for flyers to experience weightlessness for a few minutes, though the price tag is quite high. Extra precautions are being taken during the pandemic including requiring face masks, disinfecting the airplane before each fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Space, New York, Air Travel, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Manhattan, Gravity, Aviation


Does Rolls-Royce Really Want to Make Jet Engines?

The “uncontained failure” of a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on a Qantas A380 almost caused the plane to crash.  Subsequently all A380s with these engines had to be grounded while modifications were made. Coming from an English-heritage country (New Zealand), Rolls-Royce has always been a brand with special magic to me, and to most other people of English extraction.In decades now well past, the name Rolls-Royce was the sine qua non of highest quality, highest reliability, ultra-prestigious motor...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, Ge, France, Miscellaneous, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Vw, Current Affairs, Sydney, New Zealand, Qantas, Airbus, Bmw


Travelling on the Spiritual Time Machine MaduraiRameswaram temples

The early morning Indigo ATR 72 turboprop Pratt Whitney powered engines landed at Madurai starting from Hyderabad early morning at 520 Am on the 30th January 2019. The chilly wind at Hyderabad and the warm humid weather at Madurai the Tamil English
Tags: Travel, Hyderabad, Madurai, Pratt Whitney, Spiritual Time Machine


Airbus’s Emirates Deal to Save A380 Jumbo Is Said to Stall - Bloomberg

Airbus’s Emirates Deal to Save A380 Jumbo Is Said to Stall - Bloomberg:Airbus SE’s latest order for the A380 superjumbo has reached an impasse amid drawn-out talks involving the engines, according to people familiar with the matter, possibly imperiling a crucial deal seen as a life-saver for the giant aircraft.The $16 billion accord for as many as 36 additional double-decker aircraft has hit a snag as Emirates negotiates with Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc on price and fuel burn on an engine that’s al...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Airbus, General Electric Co, Pratt Whitney, Rolls Royce Holdings PLC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Stall Bloomberg


Southwest Continues to Slowly Trickle Out Details of Hawai’i Flying

I can’t decide whether to be annoyed or just plain impressed at how much Southwest has drawn out the announcement of its coming service to Hawai’i. There has been a faint trickle of information that has been released ever-so-slowly over the last several months. Most of it hasn’t been worth talking about, but I think there’s finally enough meat on the bone to write this post. In particular, Southwest’s announcement that it will do some interisland flying is worth a closer look. If you think I...
Tags: Travel, La, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, West Coast, Oakland, Pacific, Maui, Southwest, Cfm, Hawai, Honolulu, Brad, Aloha, Pratt Whitney


Flights Cancelling Over Airbus A320neo Engine Problems

The Airbus A320neo or ‘new engine option’ was first delivered to Lufthansa in 2016. Over 6000 of the family have been ordered. The plane comes with either a CFM or Pratt & Whitney engine.. And the Pratt & Whitney version has problems. European air safety officials have issued emergency restrictions grounding affected aircraft after “several occurrences of engine in-flight shutdown.” Continue reading Flights Cancelling Over Airbus A320neo Engine Problems...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Lufthansa, Cfm, Pratt Whitney


Riding into the Sunset With The Last United 747

Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that United retired its 747s last week with one remarkable last flight. I was devastated that I was unable to go due to other commitments, but United allowed me to send someone in my place to cover the experience for the blog. David Hotz helps to feed my unhealthy 747-tribute obsession with this report. [Disclaimer: United paid for David’s flights between Nashville and Honolulu as well as two hotel nights.] The 747 is one of the most recognizable ai...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Washington, San Francisco, Guest Posts, David, Trip Reports, Hawaii, Oscar, Nashville, Newark, Smith, Boeing, US Airways, United, United Airlines


Boeing Bullies Bombardier, Bamboozles Bureaucrats

An illustration of a future Bombardier CS100 in Delta livery. In April 2016 Delta announced an order to buy 75 of Canadian company Bombardier’s new CS100 commuter jets. Bombardier was desperate to get a validating order from a US airline, and indeed, desperate to get any orders from any airlines.  Prior to the Delta order, only 53 planes had been ordered – 30 by Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss Global Airlines, and small numbers by sundry other airlines, with no new orders (just a cancellation) since...
Tags: Travel, UK, China, Air Canada, US, Canada, Britain, Current Affairs, Northern Ireland, Delta, Airbus, Belfast, Airlines, Conservative Party, Boeing, United


Qatar Airways talking to CFM about engines for revised Airbus order | Reuters

Qatar Airways talking to CFM about engines for revised Airbus order | Reuters:"Qatar Airways is in discussions with French-American engine maker CFM International about supplying engines for a revamped order for Airbus narrow-body jets that it expects to finalise "soon", its chief executive said on Thursday.The Gulf airline has cancelled four A320neo jets powered by alternative Pratt & Whitney engines and expects to swap the overall aircraft order, which was originally for 50 jets, to larger A32...
Tags: Travel, Airbus, Gulf, Reuters, Cfm, Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, Pratt Whitney, CFM International, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 December, 2016

Send to Kindle Better not ask for the whole can next time you’re given a soda on a Korean Airlines flight. See item, below. Good morning Another year prepares to disappear, while 2017 is impatiently waiting to replace it. What will 2017 bring?  New lower airfares?  Higher airfares?  Or maybe just more of the same?  Will Tesla cars truly become self-driving?  Will their Model 3 truly start deliveries?  And will Mr Trump be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, like his predecessor? For predictions on ...
Tags: Travel, London, Australia, Scotland, China, Singapore, Miscellaneous, Disney, US, Newsletter, Current Affairs, Heathrow, Dubai, New Zealand, Qantas, Airbus


A Look Back at American’s Shifting Fleet As It Plans to Retire Two More Types

In an internal memo last week, American explained that it was going to retire two more fleets in the next couple of years with both the Embraer 190 and A330-300s hitting the road. Both these moves make sense in the context of the airline’s future plans, but it made me think about the evolution of American’s fleet through two mergers and plenty of crises. I went back to the year 2000 to illustrate just how much things have changed. Here’s a chart showing the fleet mix at the end of each of the ...
Tags: Travel, Aircraft, Delta, Fokker, Airbus, Boeing, US Airways, Caribbean, American, Phoenix, Hawai, New York London, Embraer, Pratt Whitney, TWA, America West


Delta Places Big Order for C Series Jets from Bombardier

Delta Air Lines will be the U.S. launch customer for Bombardier’s new C series jets with today’s order for 75 CS100 aircraft. According to Delta, “The CS100 features  a state-of-the-art interior with the largest windows in the single-aisle market, full-spectrum ambient lighting, seatback in-flight entertainment, in-flight Wi-Fi, high-capacity overhead bins and among the widest seats of any narrowbody aircraft in a customer-preferred two-by-three Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+ configuration, as we...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Airline News, Delta Air Lines, Bombardier, MJ, Pratt Whitney



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