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A Boeing 747 Factory Tour & Program Update

MIAMI — During Boeing’s Media Days,  Airways had the opportunity to take a tour of the Boeing 747 Factory. The leader of the tour was Bruce Dickinson who is the Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747-8 program. Inside the huge factory, there were three aircraft in production; all three were 747 freighters. […]

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Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator: Inside An Airborne Laboratory

MIAMI — As part of the ecoDemonstrator program, Boeing has been conducting several months of test flights with a 757-200 (cn 24627/293) in order to assess new technologies intended to improve the efficiency of flight operations and reduce environmental footprints. In total, Boeing has completed 250 hours since this third generation of ecoDemonstrators testing started in March. The […]

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The Wings of Man Unfolds its Wings: Eastern Airlines Returned Thursday with Flights To Cuba

MIAMI — With no announcement or fanfare, Eastern Airlines and HavanaAir quietly moved their inaugural revenue flights, MIA-HAV-MIA flight to today. Flight 3145, departed from Miami at 2:26pm EST according to FlightAware. Return flight 3146  arrived back in Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport at 5:05pm. There was very little hoopla or press presence […]

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American’s 787 Dream Takes Flight With Passengers

CHICAGO, IL — At 9:23 AM local, American’s inaugural Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flight, AA 2320 operated by the second of five 787s delivered so far to AA, gracefully touched down at Chicago O’Hare to a large round of applause. Although short, the 1 hour and 52 minute  flight aboard N801AN was filled with lots of fun with many […]

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High Flyer Interview: American Airlines CEO Doug Parker

MIAMI — American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker has both witnessed, and led, tremendous change in the aviation industry. He became CEO at America West Airlines just ten days before September 11, 2001 and, by all accounts, led the carrier through the crisis with clarity and assuredness. In 2005 he oversaw the successful merger of US Airways and America […]

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Long Haul on a Short Plane: An Analysis and Trip Report of British Airways JFK-LCY Service [Part Four]

Just joining us? Read part one here…part two here…and part three here! Return Trip Report: London City LCY to New York JFK via Shannon, Ireland SNN After a busy few days in the UK, including a visit to British Airways’ impressive Waterside corporate headquarters and its fascinating Speedbird Heritage Centre Museum, plus a ride on […]

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Mr. Awesome Needs Your Help to Keep Saving Lives

During Calder’s awesome, but very brief seven years and seven days on earth, my little avgeek made the world a better place for all those who knew and loved him. In the last month, he has begun to fulfill a destiny of changing the world. Calder is saving lives by raising pool and electrical safety […]

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“Airways Magazine” Changes Ownership and Joins Far-Reaching Alliance with Airchive

Dear Readers of Airchive, I remember it like it was yesterday: Twenty years ago I was in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hobby shop with my best friend, oddly enough on the day of his wedding. To take our minds off the big event later in the day we stopped into Hobby Lobby to look at some […]

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Inside United Airlines Network Operations Control

MIAMI — As the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size (nearly 700 mainline aircraft), number of destinations (360 airports across 6 continents), and revenue miles per passenger (RPK’s) United Airlines is no stranger to mind-blowing superlatives. The airline carries more traffic than any other airline in the world with more than 2 million […]

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Miami To Receive First Non-Stops To Middle East Since 2008 as Qatar Announces Service to Doha

MIAMI — Qatar Airways made the official announcement this morning of nonstop service between Miami and Doha, Qatar. The four times per week flights operating Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday, and Sunday will begin June 10, 2014. Flight times of QR777 appropriately named due to the 777-200LR aircraft utilized from Doha to Miami will be 15:40 and […]

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