October 2, 2022
Chris Sloan

7/04/1976: A Look into the ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ 

In 1976, Braniff International Airways (BN) launched Alexander Calder’s ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ depicted on a Boeing 727-200.

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Airchive Featured Special Flights

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Inaugural Flight

Experience what it was like to be on board Lufthansa's (LH) inaugural Boeing 747-8i flight exactly 10 years ago today.

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Folded Wings: the Last Douglas DC-10 Passenger Flight

Experience the McDonnell Douglas DC-10's last passenger flight after nearly forty-three years of service.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: Braniff Rolls Out Alexander Calder’s ‘Flying Colors of the United States’ Livery

MIAMI — Today in Aviation marks the 45th anniversary of the launch of Alexander Calder’s Flying Colors of the United States livery

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Special Flights Traveler

Exclusive on-Location: Bienvenido a Cuba, Southwest!

VARADERO, CUBA — A fully loaded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (N7725A • MSN 32671 • LN 1925) touched down for

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Special Flights

Flashback: ANA Inaugurates First Boeing 787 Dreamliner Revenue Flight

Editor’s Note: Five Years ago, All Nippon Airways became the world’s first operator of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Below is

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Miami International Airport Opens “Plane Fun” Children’s Play Area

MIAMI — Young passengers at Miami International Airport now have a new interactive play area, where can spend their time

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Exclusive: Ed Wegel Out as Eastern Air Lines CEO

 (Updated Oct. 15, 2016 – 2:26pm EDT) MIAMI — Seasoned airline executive Ed Wegel has left his position as President and

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Photos: Spirit Airlines Becomes First U.S. Airline to Receive an Airbus A320neo

MIAMI — This last weekend, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (N901NK •

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September 25, 2011: The First Boeing 787 Dreamliner is Delivered

Editor’s Note: Five Years ago, All Nippon Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Below is a report

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