Turkish Airlines has signed a firm order for the purchase of four A330-200F freighter aircraft. Operated by Turkish Cargo, a brand of Turkish Airlines, the additional aircraft will help to further boost the company’s expansion in the cargo market. Link
One of the Navy’s top Super Hornet squadrons, VFA-27 “Royal Maces,” have accomplished an incredible feat: Creating a cruise video that is better than their last, which was just about the best thing we have ever seen up until now.
Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, has firmed up its order for 55 Airbus aircraft, comprising 25 A330-900neo and 30 A321LR – the very latest members of Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft family. Link
(CNN)The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi on Monday on the first leg of its quest to be the first plane to fly around the world fueled only by the sun’s rays. Link
A report released on the day that passed the first anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines device shows a significant anomaly in the black boxes of the Boeing 777. Link
One would be hard-pressed to find an industry segment that sells twice as many products as it produces, yet Boeing and Airbus are doing just that. The archrivals have enjoyed unprecedented success in the commercial transport market in the past several years and have repeatedly increased their production rates to a combined 100 single-aisle twinjets.…
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has closed Runway 7R-25L, the first of four runways currently scheduled for maintenance and federally-mandated Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements. Link
Just four months after entering the Final Assembly Line, and less than two months after its maiden flight, the first 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330 rolled out of the paintshop in Toulouse, France in Delta Air Lines livery. Link
Get a captain’s-eye view of the take-off and landing of the last flight of Qantas Boeing 747-400, courtesy of this GoPro camera, as VH-OJA flies from Sydney Airport to Wollongong’s Illawarra Regional Airport to enter retirement as centrepiece of the the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society museum.
Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal…