What was the US Presidents 1st personal aircraft?

Please reply to this quiz by commenting. Here are the possibilities: A) The Beriev Be-103 B) The Lockheed Super Constellation C) The C-47 Dakota D) The Spartan Executive E) The Grumman F8F Bearcat Don’t cheat by looking online or in a book. Think about what the answer could be… Take into account military aircraft, transport […]

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La Nova: another Swiss start-up?

After Air Ticino, which has not yet started operations, could Geneva-based start-up La Nova be the solution to a rather poor last decade for the Swiss aviation industry? This year, we saw Swiss start-up Fly Bair begin operations this July, but it’s main route network, which consisted of flights from Swiss capital Bern to different […]

Last Airbus A380 assembled at Toulouse factory

The last Airbus A380 has been assembled at Airbus’ aircraft assembly unit in Toulouse, France (Toulouse is an assembly unit for the A380, the A320 , A330 and A350 families). It was announced last year that Airbus would discontinue the production of the aircraft as of 2021, but this date has been moved forward. Since […]

TAG Aviation Holding sells off final assets

Geneva-based TAG Aviation Holding has sold off its aircraft charter/management divisions, TAG Aviation Asia and TAG Aviation SA (in which it held a 51% stake), to its Asian joint venture partner Young Brothers and an unidentified private investor, completing its departure from business aviation. This comes after a long series of sales of which TAG […]

Sky Leasing completes 2 aircraft deal with Indigo

Sky Leasing (an aircraft lessor based in Dublin and San Francisco) has signed a deal with Indigo (an Indian LCC) for the sale of 2 Airbus A321neos and their leaseback. The transaction covers deliveries to Indigo in August 2020. Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition Officer and CFO at Indigo, has expressed his contentment with the […]

Alaska Airlines announces 8 new routes from LAX

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be adding 8 new routes to its current 27 out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Earlier this year, the airline began to fly to Spokane (Washington State), Missoula (Montana), Boise (Idaho) and Redmond (Oregon). Of course, these routes were suspended due to the coronavirus. These are Alaska […]

737 MAX recertification flights have begun today

The flights that are being conducted to see if the 737 MAX can be recertified have begun today. Normally, the process should take 3 days. Boeing has already completed over 1000 test and production flights to ensure that the aircraft is airworthy. The recertification flights will take place over Washington State in the USA and […]

Bain Capital takes Virgin Australia

Bain Capital has won the bid to buy Virgin Australia. Earlier today, Cyrus Capital Partners withdrew from the bidding process, declaring that Virgin Australia’s administrators “lacked engagement”. I thought that Cyrus Capital Partners would have won, as they have more experience in the aviation industry than Bain. But, there are several big reasons why Bain […]

X-59 supersonic jet tests to begin next year

NASA and Lockheed Martin are to begin tests for the new X-59 supersonic jet in autumn of next year. The team developing the aircraft has announced that it cannot be sure that it will meet its “low-boom” goals until the aircraft actually breaks the sound barrier. All experimental aircraft projects tried out and created by […]

Is Air Transat going to merge with Air Canada?

Air Transat (a Canadian company based in Montreal that is the 3rd biggest airline in the entire country) is Air Canada’s biggest competitor in the long haul market. On Monday, the European Commission announced that it would review, for the second time, the proposed merger of the 2 airlines. It believes that the merger would […]