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    NAV Canada Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

NAV Canada Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

MIAMI — Nav Canada, the not-for-profit, a private corporation that owns and operates Canada’s Civil Air Navigation System, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special logo on its livery. The organization owns and operates the country’s air navigation infrastructure, which extends to over 19 million square kilometers of Canadian land and oceanic

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    Onboard Honeywell’s “Connected” Boeing 757-200

Onboard Honeywell’s “Connected” Boeing 757-200

DALLAS – Honeywell began on May 30 the Honeywell’s Power of Connected World Tour with its Boeing 757-200 (N757HW) test aircraft, debuting the ability to connect with customers in the form of both airline clients and passengers. The airplane, a vintage 1983 former Eastern Air Lines Boeing 757-225, has historically

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    5th Anniversary: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Inaugural First Flight

5th Anniversary: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Inaugural First Flight

Editor’s Note: This week marked the 5th year anniversary of the entry into service of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental by launch customer Lufthansa. As of April 2017, there were 134 confirmed orders for the 747-8: 86 for the freighter version, and 48 for the Intercontinental passenger variant. Lufthansa, Air China, and Korean Air

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    May 21, 1987: American Airlines Starts Trans-Pacific Operations

May 21, 1987: American Airlines Starts Trans-Pacific Operations

MIAMI — Thirty years ago, American Airlines (AA) inaugurated its first service from the United States to Japan, with a flight between Dallas / Ft. Worth and Tokyo Narita. AA acquired two former TWA (N601AA and N602AA) to begin the service, and as a stop-gap measure until the 1991 arrival

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    Op-Ed: Is Ignorance Bliss? United Flight 3411 Is Part Of A Larger Story That Isn’t Being Told

Op-Ed: Is Ignorance Bliss? United Flight 3411 Is Part Of A Larger Story That Isn’t Being Told

MIAMI – The shocking footage of Dr. David Dao being physically dragged off United Express Flight 3411 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on April 9, 2017, set off a media firestorm, leaving people astounded as to what could possibly lead to such a violent act against a paying customer. That

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    #HumpDay: The Bombardier CRJ Family

#HumpDay: The Bombardier CRJ Family

MIAMI — Over 26 years ago, the Montreal-based company, Bombardier launched its first family of commercial passenger aircraft, the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which consists of the CRJ-100, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, and CRJ-900. Let’s take a look at the history of the CRJ on the 26th anniversary of the CRJ-100 maiden flight.

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    Exclusive and Onboard: The Last U.S. Operated Boeing 747-200 Soars Into Retirement

Exclusive and Onboard: The Last U.S. Operated Boeing 747-200 Soars Into Retirement

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

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    Flashback Friday: The Embraer E-Jet Family

Flashback Friday: The Embraer E-Jet Family

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.

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    An In-depth Look at Boeing’s Very First 737

An In-depth Look at Boeing’s Very First 737

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

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    30 Years Post Delta Merger: A Look Back at Western Airlines

30 Years Post Delta Merger: A Look Back at Western Airlines

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

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    A Ride on the EAA Ford Trimotor

A Ride on the EAA Ford Trimotor

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

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    Flashback: The Airbus A320 Family

Flashback: The Airbus A320 Family

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

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