October 5, 2022
AvGeek Industry

Video: Changing Tires On A Boeing 777-300ER In One Minute

MIAMI — Have you ever wondered how often an airplane gets its tires changed? How about the weight, pressure, or even the size of these tires? These rubbers need to support a 500,000-pound jet coming down hard without blowing up or tearing apart. In fact, regulations demand that airplane tires must withstand up to four […]

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Fly Back: I Got To Fly “The Franchise”

Growing up on Long Island, New York in the 1960s & ‘70s I was a huge NY Yankee Fan. Somewhat of an anomaly as most kids on “the Island” were NY Mets Fans, especially after the 1969 “Miracle Mets” went from worst to first and defeated the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series. […]

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Exclusive: Full Access To Air Italy’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 (+Videos)

OLBIA — Last week, Airways had the exclusive opportunity to participate in the inaugural international flight from New York (JFK) to Milan-Malpensa (MXP) on Italy’s newest airline, Air Italy (IG). The carrier launched flights to JFK after receiving its first Airbus A330-200 from Qatar Airways (QR) on June 1. READ MORE: Flying Air Italy’s New York Inaugural […]

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#FlybackFriday — L’esprit du Voyage: Air France from Paris to Caracas, Affaires Class

Reported by Enrique Perrella. Flying the average country’s flag carrier can easily become an annoying routine. These, often devote its efforts in offering a standardized service with the always-necessary regional touches that will contrast them with the competition. Air France (AF) is an airline that’s been around for eight decades. As its name suggests, it […]

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Delta’s Boeing 747-400 Farewell Flight Schedules Announced

MIAMI — It hasn’t been an easy year for the Queen of the Skies. Less than a week ago, United retired the iconic Boeing 747 from its fleet, leaving behind 47 years of continuous, unstoppable service. Read More: Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400 Today, Delta announced that it’s ready to do the […]

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Onboard United’s 747 Farewell Special Employee Flights

Written by: Bill Sablesak MIAMI – This fall United Airlines (UAL) will say goodbye to the Queen of Skies, as they retire the iconic Boeing 747 (B747) aircraft from their huge fleet. The last regular UAL B747 service is scheduled to be operated on October 29, 2017, from Seoul, South Korea (ICN) to San Francisco, CA (SFO). […]

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Ni Hao! Flying China Eastern’s Superb First Class from New York to Shanghai

For the average Western traveler, China is a very challenging country to visit. My first and previous experience in this country—exactly one year ago—wasn’t positive. I had the opportunity to fly with China Southern (CZ) from Los Angeles (LAX) to the airline’s base in Guangzhou (CAN) and later on to Beijing (PEK). My return with […]

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Sapporo’s “New Chitose” International Airport – A Japanese Marvel

SAPPORO — Sapporo’s “New Chitose” (CTS), also known as 新千歳空港 “Shin Chitose Kūkō” is one of Japan’s busiest airports. This architectural marvel serves one of the world’s most traveled routes; between Tokyo and Sapporo, carrying 8.2 million passengers in 2012. In addition to CTS, the city of Sapporo also boasts Okadama Airport, which is located […]

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Airchive AvGeek Industry

A History of Boeing’s Everett Plant Part 2: The 747 Crisis and Development of the 767

MIAMI — Welcome to part two of our multi-part epoch on the fascinating history of the Boeing Everett plant. We will be rolling the series out over the next month, so sit back, grab a glass of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the read. Did you miss part one? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back: READ […]

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SpeciAAl Delivery Flight Event: American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (Part One) – VIP Tour of 737 and 777 Factory

MIAMI — To say, the last few years have been “eventful” for American Airlines is an understatement. In many ways it has been a tail of two airlines. These litany of lows are well documented: Chapter 11 bankruptcy, record financial losses, corporate passengers and accounts so key to the yields abandoning the airline in droves, […]

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