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Kuwait Airways Grows 777 Fleet...And Moves Tech Stop To Manchester

Mar 17, 2017
Kuwait Airways has recently taken delivery of its fifth new Boeing 777-300ER, from an order for 10 placed in December 2014. The Kuwaiti flag carrier...

Kemble-Cotswold Airport: Europe's Leading Airliner Recycling Location

Mar 06, 2017
Kemble-Cotswold Airport is not a location most people have heard of, but within the airline industry it's gained a reputation as Europe's number one...

Easyjet's Fleet Continues To Grow

Mar 02, 2017
Easyjet, the UK's first and largest low-cost carrier is nudging ever closer to becoming the UK's largest airline in terms of number of aircraft....

Airbus' 111 Deliveries in December is a Record

Jan 20, 2017
Airbus' 111 deliveries beat previous months by a wide margin, no doubt helped in part by A350s and A320neos that had backed up during the year due to...

Airbus, Boeing Focus on Different Aircraft Delivery Targets

Jan 12, 2017
Aircraft are not delivered at a steady monthly rate as might be implied by manufacturer's announced monthly production rates....

Manchester Airport Looks Forward To New Long-Haul Services In 2017

Dec 15, 2016
Manchester Airport's long-haul routes are undergoing significant changes in 2017. The UK's busiest airport outside London will see at least one new...

Hainan Airlines' Manchester Service Is Bedding Down Nicely

Dec 05, 2016
Hainan Airlines is China's 5th largest airline and operates a typically modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings, numbering just over 170 aircraft. In a...

Skyhawk Prang: Lining Up Swiss Cheese Holes

Dec 05, 2016
Checklists, procedures and aircraft design are generally pretty good at helping pilots catch errors that could lead to an accident. But when a...

Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation

Dec 01, 2016
The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing....

POTUS Polka In the Sky

Oct 28, 2016
To Polka is to do a whole lotta fancy footwork. A new audit by the Government Accountability Office shows that the same is required when military and...

Vulture Disaster: Bad Luck, Poor Planning or Fate?

Oct 11, 2016
A basic tenet of pre-flight planning is to “become familiar with all available information concerning that flight….” That’s a tall order given the...

50 And Counting For The BK117-850D2

Sep 12, 2016
Six years after the first BK117-850D2 was converted the 50th conversion is about to be completed....

K-MAX Is Back

Sep 05, 2016
After a 12 year hiatus the K-MAX is back in production....

Third Generation Flying Eye Hospital Set For Departure

Aug 24, 2016
Orbis International is planning to take its “new” Boeing MD-10 Flying Eye hospital on its inaugural work trip next month, a back-to-the-future...

Future Of The Super Puma In Doubt?

Jul 22, 2016
Taking a look at the future of the Super Puma....
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