July 3, 2022
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The first Us-Built Airbus Takes Off

Published in August 2016 issue On April 25, 2016, just three years after the groundbreaking of the Airbus in Alabama’s Brookley Aeroplex Final Assembly Line, the company reached a major milestone with the delivery of its first-ever US-built airliner, an A321ceo delivered to JetBlue. The event and delivery flight were two very special events. By […]

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American Airlines 787

Published in September 2015 issue Will The Dreamliner Deliver an American Dream? By Chris Sloan  American Airlines (AA) lost its title as the world’s largest airline during a turbulent decade that began with the acquisition of TWA and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and ended with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on November […]

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Howdy, Airbus!

Published in December 2015 issue Airbus Industries officially launched its new North American plant in Mobile, Alabama. This new Final Assembly Line joins the manufacturer’s network of facilities in France, Germany, Spain, and China. By Chris Sloan  To the sounds of Sweet Home, Alabama and the applause of the ambassadors of Germany, France, and the […]

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The Mexican Superjet Experience

Published in July 2016 issue The Sukhoi Superjet is a nice mix of Russian with a hint of Italian. Add to that mix the Mexican spice and the result will surely be quite unique. Join us on a quick flight from Miami to Cancun on the world’s most spacious low-cost carrier, and its newest Superjet. […]

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Ben Baldanza Black & White

Published in June 2016 issue Ben Baldanza is an industry pioneer. Before joining the Board of Directors at WOW Air (WW) last March 10, 2016, he was the CEO of Spirit Airlines (NK), the largest ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) in the US, and the most profitable airline by operating margins. In this exclusive interview, the […]

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Us Airways flies into history

Published in January 2016 issue By Chris Sloan Just before sunrise on October 18, on a runway in Philadelphia, US Airways (US) Flight 1939 touched down, 27 minutes ahead of schedule, on arrival from San Francisco. It was the last flight ever for US Airways, which is now part of American Airlines (AA), marking the end […]

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Inside the World’s Largest Airline-Owned Maintenance & Engineering Base: American Airlines Tulsa

Published in April 2016 issue By Chris Sloan It only makes sense that the world’s largest airline happens to operate the world’s largest commercial airplane maintenance facility—a massive operation with 22 buildings on the main base, with 3.3 million square feet (306,580m2) of hangar and shop space stretching across 33 acres (13ha). However, you may […]

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