July 3, 2022
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Interjet Receives The First Sukhoi SuperJet 100

MIAMI — Mexican LCC Interjet has received the first Superjet 100, at its headquarters in Toluca, Mexico the airline announced. Interjet becomes the first airline in the Western Hemisphere to take delivery of the Russian-built aircraft. The aircraft routed via KEF-YYR-BGR-TLC. The SSJ joins the airline’s 39 Airbus A320-200 already in service. The aircraft will be officially […]

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Inside Boeing’s 737 Renton Factory As They “Take It To The MAX”: Part Two

Success Breeds Competition: The Airbus A320 ups the ante and Boeing is forced to answer In 1988, the first serious competitor to the 737 monopoly, the Airbus A320 entered service. With even more advanced systems like fly-by-wire flight controls, new higher powered and fuel efficient engines, a wider cabin, the first major use of composite […]

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British Airways Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

MIAMI — British Airways announced took delivery today of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today. The aircraft, G-ZBJB, arrived at London Heathrow on delivery from Everett Paine Field flying as BA787 at 11:50AM local time. The 2nd 787 is due later in the week.   BA announced the 787 will enter regular service between Heathrow and […]

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The Airbus A350 XWB: Being There At The Maiden Flight

TOULOUSE — The first half of 2013 and has certainly been a busy year in the annals of commercial aviation. In January the worldwide fleet of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded; not taking to the skies again until May. On Valentine’s Day, American Airlines and USAirways announced a blockbuster merger creating the world’s largest […]

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A Big Day For The Bombardier CSeries

MIAMI — With the 787 and A350 XWB gathering most of the aviation attention, Bombardier had a blockbuster day of its own on Tuesday June 4th. The Montreal Airframer announced orders for up to 42 CSeries CS300 from Russia’s Ilyushin FInance Company (32 firm and 10 options) and confirmed orders for up to 16 (10 […]

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First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Begins Final Assembly

MIAMI — Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. This follows a torrent of positive news about the 787 in the last few days including deliveries to 2 new airline customers: China Southern and Thomson. On Saturday, June 1 ANA and JAL re-inaugurated their 787s in long-haul service.  The stretched member of […]

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Boeing Delivers 50th Boeing 747-8

MIAMI — Boeing delivers 50th Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Lufthansa adds Miami 747-8I Service, its 3rd destination in the US. Boeing celebrated the 50th delivery of a 747-8 on May 29, 2013. Lufthansa, the launch customer of the passenger version, took delivery of the milestone aircraft almost one year after the June 1, 2012,  first […]

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SpeciAAl Delivery Flight Event: American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (Part Two) – Aircraft Acceptance, Handover Event and Delivery

WASHINGTON — After the cavalcade of events of the day before, the delicious dinner, and the generous open bar, we were all a bit tired but the adrenaline of the crescendo flight stirred us bring us all back to life. The next day began bright and early as we were picked up at our hotels for […]

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Bonus Flashback: Tri-Jet Twilight Inflight! Onboard one of the last MD-11’s in Passenger Service via KLM

MIAMI — Mention the words “McDonnell Douglas MD-11” to airline geeks, passengers, pilots, and airline executives and you’re likely to elicit many different reactions for this successor to the venerable Douglas DC-10 is a controversial airplane: Passengers often found the plane’s cabin very spacious and silky smooth ride very comfortable.  Airline geeks like myself still […]

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