BREAKING Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 flight #AS644 returns safely to Portland after losing pressure

A Boeing 737 that took off from Portland International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing after losing pressurization, according to firefighters. Alaska Airlines flight 644 took off from Portland for Phoenix at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said the plane lost pressurization at some point after takeoff. The Boeing 737 spent nearly two hours in…

NEWS Emirates Orders 2 More A380’s

Dubai state-owned carrier Emirates said on Wednesday that it has ordered an additional 2 Airbus A380 aircraft from Airbus for an estimated delivery of Q4 2017. This brings the airline’s total orders to 142 aircraft. The airline currently has 75 in service and are to receive another 67 more on firm order. The ordered aircraft…

NEWS Horizon Air Places Huge Embraer Order

Horizon Air today announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years starting next year, and is valued at $2.8 billion at Embraer’s current list price and represents…

NEWS airBaltic Increases C Series Order

The C Series CS300 aircraft’s first operator airBaltic and Bombardier have entered into a firm agreement to convert seven optional aircraft to firm orders as the Riga-based airline aims to transition to an all-bombardier fleet. This brings the airline’s total firm orders of the CS300 to 20 aircraft. The agreement follows the airline’s conversion of…

NEWS JetBlue Expands Mint Service

JetBlue have announced an expansion of their most popular service called Mint on their transcontinental routes, which creates an opportunity to introduce competition in east and west coast markets where customers are faced with very little choice in terms of airline operators. The expansion will bring the Mint experience to 4 cities for the first…