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The Boeing 787 at Five: The Future of the Dreamliner

On October 26, 2016, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will complete a tumultuous five years in service, marking an important milestone in 21st century aviation. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Exclusive: Onboard the Frontier Airbus A320neo Inaugural Revenue Flight

Nearly six years after finalizing their order for the Airbus A320neo, Frontier Airlines has operated its first revenue A320neo flight from Tampa to Denver. (airwaysmag.com) More...

UPS Announces Order for 14 Boeing 747-8 Freighters

In positive news for the challenged 747-8F program, UPS has announced today an order for 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters. The agreement also includes purchasing options for 14 additional aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

KLM 747-400 to no longer fly to St. Maarten

The KLM 747-400 will no longer fly to St. Maarten in the Caribbean. (pointmetotheplane.boardingarea.com) More...

Less Than 30 Minutes Before Departure, the Pilot Was Arrested

The pilot of a Delta flight from a South Dakota airport was arrested less than 30 minutes before departure time Wednesday morning when a TSA agent told police he smelled like booze. (www.newser.com) More...

DL 17 declares an emergency, returns to SEA

DL 17 SEA-HKG A332 returns to SEA approx 17 minutes after takeoff. (www.kiro7.com) More...

U.S. Air Force Fires Up the A-10 Depot Line to Keep Warthogs Flying 'Indefinitely'

On paper, the Air Force plans to start mothballing the A-10 in 2018, with the last Warthogs sent to the boneyard by 2021. But last month Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said that the retirement of the A-10 would likely have to be delayed further as the military continues to rely on the low-and-slow attack plane for close-air support (CAS) missions (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner seats

On Saturday night, my girlfriend and I were booked on what has been my favorite international airline, Virgin Atlantic. (www.inc.com) More...

Qantas reveals low-density Boeing 787 config

Qantas has opted for a premium-heavy low-density Boeing 787-9 config of just 236 passengers, giving the red-tailed Dreamliner one of the world's least-squeezy layouts. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

American refuses to fly service animal

Gulfport, Miss. An Army veteran who suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome says in a federal lawsuit that American Airlines agents subjected her to two days of humiliation and stress when she tried to fly home from Kansas with her service dog, a Labrador retriever named Jake. (www.miamiherald.com) More...

Thai Lion Air planning services from Bangkok Don Mueang via Bali to Perth in early-2017

In an article in the Bangkok Post, Thai Lion Air is reported as planning scheduled services from Bangkok-Don Mueang via Bali to Perth . The flights would commence early in 2017, subject to regulatory approvals. (www.aviationwa.org.au) More...

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says 787-9 configured for ultra long-haul

Qantas’s 236-seat configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be capable of flying all of the ultra long-haul routes that have been publicly mooted in recent times, chief executive Alan Joyce says. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Airbus wants inflight bars on the A330neo

Inflight bars and lounges are usually the domain of Airbus A380 superjumbos, but the aircraft manufacturer is eyeing the concept for its smaller A330neo jets, due to fly their first passengers by the end of 2017. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Qantas Unveils New Livery

Qantas has unveiled an updated livery and kangaroo logo to coincide with plans to introduce the Boeing 787 into service late next year. The airline says the new livery is only the fifth to be introduced since the kangaroo first appeared on Qantas aircraft in 1944, and the first livery refresh since 2007 ahead of the Airbus A380’s introduction into service the following year. (australianaviation.com.au) More...


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