The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was America’s workhorse bomber throughout World War II. Few flyable copies remain, but two of them, Liberty Belle and Aluminum Overcast, recently visited Seattle. We got to fly both of them.
An Airbus A380 made a surprise visit to Boston Logan Airport today for proving runs, the first visit for the type. Great coverage was still obtained thanks to Matt Tomlin and Mark Garfinkel, who were on the scene as the US gets another A380-airport under its belt.
A look at the TSA’s new guidelines for protection against monkey bombs, AirTran and Southwest exchange ads in a commercial war, instructional video of how NOT to land an Ilyushin and more!
AeroMexico will upgrade service for the summer season by bringing 767s back to JFK again beginning June 1. Flights 402/403 between MEX-JFK will operate twice a week. The 767-300 is in the carrier’s new livery.
Cathay Pacific Airways today took delivery of their 12th Boeing 777-300ER, which sports a special OneWorld alliance livery.
This week, the TSA leaked a sensitive procedure manual, Boeing announced a date for 787′s first flight, United placed A350 and 787 orders, Republic Airways looked to replace the Frontier Airbus fleet, the Northwest overfly drama continued and more!
Boeing handed FedEx the keys to a shiny new 777 Freighter today, the box hauler’s first of 15 on order. In 2006, FedEx placed what is still the largest 777F buy to date, soon after canceling their A380F order due to the Airbus program’s chronic delays.
American Airlines on Thursday applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro three times weekly beginning this Fall.
Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)
Every September, planespotters gather along the breezy banks of New York’s Jamaica Bay to witness one of the hobby’s greatest spectacles.
In today’s daily digest, Delta adds service, cuts service and looks to start a new codeshare. Meanwhile, Kingfisher accidentally squawks a hijack and Jet Airways toys with a plane full of passengers.