Chris Smith

Aviation author and commercial pilot based in the UK, with close to twenty years in the industry.
Featured Interview Special

Airline Ambassadors International: Spreading the Wings of Compassion

This is the story of how Nancy Rivard combined her love of travel with the desire to help those in

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Airlines Routes

Korean Air Expands to Budapest in October

Korean Air (KE) has announced that it will add Budapest (BUD) to its route network later this year.

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Airlines Industry

Russian Fleets Being Dismantled for Spares

The Russian aviation industry is entering a new era. Amid sanctions, this is how it plans to keep its Western-built

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Airlines Airports Deep Dive Op-Ed Special

Impact of Capacity Cuts at Amsterdam Schiphol for KLM

In light of an upcoming capacity cut at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), KLM (KL) has expressed frustration and, more surprisingly, bewilderment.

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Airlines Routes

Cayman Airways Expands to US West Coast

Cayman Airways (KX) is to expand its route network with its first direct flight to the west coast of the

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AvGeek Enthusiast Corner Featured Technology

How Do Pilots Calculate the Speed for Takeoff?

Before you set foot on board your aircraft, a plethora of calculations will have been performed by the pilots that

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Airlines Routes

Air Serbia Expands US Route Network

Air Serbia (JU) has announced an expansion of its long-haul network, adding a new route to Chicago O'Hare (ORD).

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Airports Featured Industry

Heatwave: the Science behind London Luton’s Distorted Runway

The heat in the UK has caused the mercury to reach unseen highs, crippling key elements of the transportation infrastructure.

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Industry Op-Ed

EASA, UK CAA Pilot Licensing Woes Deepen

One can only hope that some pragmatism will return to how the UK CAA and EASA recognize each other's pilot

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Close?

The Peel Group, which operates Liverpool John Lennon (LPL) and Doncaster-Sheffield (DSA) airports, announced that the latter's future is now

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