Today, Airbus delivered its 10,000th A320 Family aircraft

Airbus delivers A320 Family MSN10,000 to Middle East Airlines Middle East Airlines (MEA) has taken delivery of Airbus’ A320 Family aircraft with manufacturer serial number 10,000. MSN10,000 is the third A321neo to join the all Airbus MEA fleet, taking the fleet size to 18 aircraft. MEA received its first A321neo aircraft earlier in 2020 and…

American Airlines delays Boeing 737 MAX pilot training

American Airlines has delayed plans to begin scheduling Boeing 737 MAX training for its pilots in November, the Allied Pilots Association said. Boeing is seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a series of changes to the 737 MAX following two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 that triggered the aircraft’s global…

What would you pack for the moon?

While advancing its Artemis program – which includes sending the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 – NASA wants to know what you would pack for a trip to the Moon. The agency kicked off a new social media campaign this week asking participants to share what would be in their lunar…

Ryanair passengers number drops once again due to COVID-19 second wave restrictions

Ryanair posted disappointing traffic numbers for September, primarily due to weak air travel demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This Ireland-based carrier reported a 64% year-over-year plunge in September traffic to merely 5.1 million passengers. Ryanair operated approximately 53% of the normal September schedule with a load factor of 71%. On a rolling-annual basis, total…