FAA Awards US Airports Funds for Improvements

FAA Awards US Airports Funds for Improvements

Grants add to an already large pot available for helping local airports shore up infrastructure and weather the pandemic. More than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants from the Federal Aviation Administration have been awarded to 41 states and US territories. The sum is a considerable decrease from the $800 million Transportation Secretary…

Wisk and NASA to partner on integrate autonomous aircraft into airspace

Wisk and NASA to partner on integrate autonomous aircraft into airspace

Autonomous air taxi developer Wisk, and NASA are to jointly develop a way to safely integrate  autonomous aircraft into the airspace in the USA. The partnership is part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign strategy, which aims to develop key guidance for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations and to address key challenges such as certification…

Incident Report: Virgin Australia ATR 72 Suffers Near Mid Air Collision

Incident Report: Virgin Australia ATR 72 Suffers Near Mid Air Collision

An investigation just completed by Australia’s transport safety watchdog, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), found that a pilot conducting a training flight last year came within 75 vertical feet of a Virgin Australia ATR-72 over an airport in regional New South Wales. Training pilot came within 75 feet of Virgin Australia ATR The incident…

Which Came First – The Airbus A350 Or Boeing 787?

Which Came First – The Airbus A350 Or Boeing 787?

The A350 and 787 are two of Airbus and Boeing’s best-selling widebody aircraft. Tailored to a new point-to-point market, the twin-engine aircraft have made their mark on the industry. Introduced a few years apart, both planes have had a long and interesting history of development. So which came first: the A350 or 787? Airbus A350…

New Russian passenger jet MC-21 rolls out with PD-14 engines

New Russian passenger jet MC-21 rolls out with PD-14 engines

The aircraft developed by Irkut was equipped only with the Pratt & Whitney PW1400G turbofan, but the Russian government encouraged the nationalization of its components UAC, the holding company that controls the most important aeronautical manufacturers in Russia, announced on Tuesday that the MC-21 passenger jet had a new test aircraft equipped with PD-14 engines, produced by Aviadvigatel.…

Boeing loses more 737 MAX orders, eyes jet’s U.S. return but Europe tariffs loom

Boeing loses more 737 MAX orders, eyes jet’s U.S. return but Europe tariffs loom

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co <BA.N> lost another 12 orders for its grounded 737 MAX jetliner in October, and delivered 13 aircraft to customers, down from the 20 jets delivered in the same month a year ago, company data showed on Tuesday. For the second straight month, the closely watched monthly snapshot revealed 787 Dreamliner…

Porter Airlines delays restart for seventh time, to February 2021

Porter Airlines delays restart for seventh time, to February 2021

Canada’s Porter Airlines has again delayed its restart after the coronavirus and associated shelter-in-place orders halted operations eight months ago. The Toronto-based regional carrier says on 9 November that ongoing travel restrictions within Canada and to the neighbouring USA continue to challenge operations. Porter has now pushing back its scheduled resumption of flights until 11…

TUI UK Announces Orlando Melbourne International Airport as New Florida Gateway Beginning 2022

TUI UK Announces Orlando Melbourne International Airport as New Florida Gateway Beginning 2022

TUI AIRWAYS OPERATES TO OVER 70 DESTINATIONS IN 30 COUNTRIES Plans have been made to invest millions of dollars into a 200,000-square-foot terminal to provide an ultimate customer experience in time for TUI UK’s arrival in 2022. TUI Airways operates to over 70 destinations in 30 countries and was the first airline in the UK…

CAF’s Douglas A-26 Invader Returns to Flight

CAF’s Douglas A-26 Invader Returns to Flight

The third Douglas A-26 Invader in the Commemorative Air Force fleet, Lil Twister, took its first two flights on November 1, 2020, at the Guthrie Municipal Airport in Oklahoma. Originally scheduled for October 23, the flights culminate the efforts of 21 years of restoration work by the airplane’s supporters in the Sierra Hotel A-26 Sponsor Group based in…

Why many Americans are booking holiday flights despite the coronavirus pandemic

Why many Americans are booking holiday flights despite the coronavirus pandemic

Flights home for the holidays might be fuller than anticipated amid a global pandemic, as Americans grow restless from months of quarantining and time spent apart from families. Airlines and travel industry experts have seen spikes in holiday travel booking during the third quarter and into the fourth quarter as more consumers become more comfortable with…