If you need to own the smallest tri-jet in production, you should seriously consider this new Falcon from Dassault. The 900LX variation on the French-built corporate jet beautifully incorporates high-mach blended winglets, creating quite possibly the most versatile aircraft in the world. Link
Airline livery is generally more design than art, but Icelandair sought to change that, commissioning artists to recreate one of the most stunning natural visuals in the world on its Boeing 757. Link
A UPS Mc Donnell Douglas MD-11, with registration N283UP preforming freight flight 5X-752 from Louisville,KY to Dallas DFW with two crew. The aircraft was enroute at FL380 about 90 NM WSW of Little Rock when the crew reported fumes in the cockpit. Link
American Airlines and Korean Air have signed an agreement to begin codesharing. Pending regulatory approval, Korean Air will place its code on American Airlines flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.
Etihad Airways has appointed Linda Celestino as the airline’s Vice President Guest Services. Ms Celestino has more than 25 years’ experience in the airline industry having held senior positions in her native Australia and the Middle East, as well as being President of the New York-based Airline Passenger Experience Association.
airberlin once again increased its number of available seat kilometers and revenue passenger kilometers in yearly comparison. The increase in available seat kilometers is due to the greater number of long-haul flights, especially to Abu Dhabi and the Caribbean.
Swiss has announced the substantial enhancement of its business class product. The national airline plans to provide more privacy and comfort for its business passengers as part of a new strategy it calls “Next Generation Airline of Switzerland”.
AirTanker has taken delivery of its eleventh Voyager multi-role tanker transport aircraft (MRTT), which will be operated by Thomas Cook Airline. Link
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte Douglas International Airport is planning to add a fourth runway to accommodate expected growth in demand for flights. Link
I enjoyed Kevin Michaels’s well-done “Up Front” column in the Jan. 12 issue on why an Airbus A380neo will probably happen. The cynic in me says there is a good chance that what he is predicting will occur. However, European/Airbus company politics aside, a reengined and updated A380 makes little sense, and from an economic…