SEATTLE – On April 21, 2017, a very quiet but very special retirement flight took place out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Kalitta Air retired its final operating Boeing 747-200, officially flying the last flight of a “Classic” 747 by a U.S. Part 121 airline. As airline pilots, we are
- Embraer and American Airlines Sign A Contract For Four E175s MIAMI – Embraer and American Airlines Group (AAG) have signed a firm order for four E175 jets. The contract, in addition to the original order placed by the airline in 2013,...
- Delta Air Lines: The Glory Lost and Found (Part I) By Seth Kaplan / Airline Weekly To mark the 10th anniversary of Delta’s exit from bankruptcy on April 30, 2007, Airways, together with Airline Weekly present the first of two excerpts...
- Statement from United Airlines Regarding Resolution with Dr. David Dao MIAMI – A lot has been said about the forced removal of a customer aboard United Express Flight 3411 on April 9 –The recent case about the experience of a passenger that...
- This Month in the Airways: The Embraer E2 Soars High Here’s the summary of our newest issue, just for you! The 256th issue of Airways Magazine since 1994: Let’s start this issue with a very unusual but av-nificent collaboration. Our Publisher and Editor-in-chief, Enrique...
MIAMI — While powerhouses Airbus and Boeing have not focused on smaller jets, Embraer has logged 1,437 orders and 394 options for the E-Jet series. The company is also facing new competition from Bombardier, Comac, Mitsubishi, and Sukhoi, which are introducing similarly-sized aircraft. This suggests an exciting future for this market.
MIAMI — The first flight of Boeing’s original 737 took place 50 years ago today, and Airways marks the anniversary by taking a look at the first unit ever built, and how it has contributed as a testbed to implement innovations in today’s commercial aviation. The “Baby Boeing” is born At the
MIAMI – Do you remember the only airline that offered an active volcano on-board flights to Hawaii? Yes, that’s right; it was Western Airlines. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, they gave customers the opportunity of living the experience, an exotic Volcano Punch as part of its island service on
MIAMI — On February 9, Airways was invited to ride along on board the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA)’s 1929 Ford 4-A-T-E Trimotor, NC8407. The airplane, affectionately known as the “Tin Goose”, was displayed in the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at EAA headquarters, until 1991, when it resumed pleasure flights
MIAMI — This week, Airbus commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first flight of its A320 narrowbody jetliner. The introduction of this aircraft created one of the most heated competitions in the single-aisle commercial aviation market, with rival manufacturer Boeing’s 737 family, which entered service 20 years before the A320. The contest will
MIAMI — Who said that flying in this day and age does not offer some amount of nostalgia that flyers back in the 1980s relished? Sure, today’s college student, seated in 13B, may be wearing sweat pants instead of a coat and tie, but he may have just taken advantage
Editor’s Note: Friday January 20th, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. As many know, Trump had a brief but unsuccessful tenure in the airline industry. Below is an article written by Stan Solomon, published in the Airways April 2005 issue, in which covers the brief
MIAMI — Twenty six years ago, Eastern Air Lines, a carrier with roots dating back to 1927, ceased operations. Today, the brand is gracing the skies again under a new leadership and an entirely different business model. On this day, we are honored to hear the perspectives of former employees of the