June 7, 2021| 113 0

Embraer’s E190-E2 Receives Certification To Land At London City

Its interesting city center location limits the number of aircraft able to fly to London City Airport. The airport has unusually steep approaches and departures, meaning that aircraft types must receive specific certification to use the airport. Now, almost three years after it visited, the Embraer E190-E2 has received such certification. London Cit …

April 25, 2021| 112 0

How Are Meals Cooked On An Aircraft

Meals onboard can be one of the best or the worst parts of a flight – depending on the airline and your cabin class. Whether they are good or bad, there is still a lot of organization and preparation that has gone into most airline meals. Let’s find out what’s involved. Advance preparation Of course, most food is not prepared onboard. Some airlines m …

April 22, 2021| 134 0


Rex has taken delivery of a sixth 737 as it continues to rapidly expand its capital city network. The 17-year-old 737-8FE, VH-RYU msn 33794, left Jakarta on 20 April at 10:12am and landed in Brisbane at 8:30pm. The next day it flew onwards to Rex’s base at Sydney, as flight ZL9915. The news comes days after the airline launched flights between Canber …

March 31, 2021| 168 0

Alaska Airlines Firms Up December Boeing 737 MAX Order

Alaska Airlines has firmed up its order for 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets with 15 options. The airline and Boeing initially announced this order back in December as a commitment. As a firm order now, the two parties have locked in their plan for Alaska Airlines to transition more towards an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska firms up 737 MAX order Alaska Airlines a …

March 29, 2021| 168 0

Why has Airblue never flown a Boeing aircraft?

Airblue began operations on June 18, 2004, with three leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft operating three regular flights between Karachi and Lahore and Karachi and Islamabad. Air Blue operated its first international flight from Karachi to Dubai on August 14, 2005. Airblue flew the Airbus A321 to Manchester for the first time on June 4, 2007. Airblue …

March 25, 2021| 145 0

Which Widebody Aircraft Is Qantas Using For Domestic Flights?

Qantas’ Boeing 737-800s form the backbone of their domestic fleet, operating everything from the short 236-kilometer hop between Sydney and Canberra to the 4,312-kilometer odyssey between Brisbane and Perth. But Qantas regulars have always known there’s a sprinkling of far nicer widebody services across the domestic network. As domestic flying in Au …

March 20, 2021| 121 0

United Airlines Ferries Grounded Boeing 777s To The Desert

It was on February 21st that the FAA said it would be issuing an Emergency Airworthiness Directive to inspect all Boeing 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The actual directive came days later. Accompanying this was the grounding of the affected jets by most of its operators. This, of course, followed an engine failure which saw pa …

March 4, 2021| 107 0

Lufthansa Eyes Fleet Of 20 Boeing 777X Aircraft By 2025

In its financial report released Thursday, the Lufthansa Group laid out details of its future fleet plans and delivery schedules. As part of a modernization and standardization strategy, it currently expects to operate all 20 of the Boeing 777-9s it has on order by the middle of the decade. The delay for the entry into service of Boeing’s new flagsh …

February 27, 2021| 99 0

What Is Static Testing On An Aircraft?

Airliners must undergo rigorous testing procedures before obtaining the certification to operate commercial flights. Test flights represent one of the more conspicuous aspects of these procedures, and generate huge interest among avgeeks and the media. However, what goes on on the ground plays an equally important role, even if this aspect is less …

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