March 5, 2021| 275 0

The Impressive Rise Of Amazon Air

Search the news for Amazon Air, and you’ll find a number of stories regarding expansions and aircraft acquisitions. Formerly known as Amazon Prime Air, the growth of the eCommerce site Amazon and its dedicated fleet of aircraft is indeed nothing short of impressive. Let’s take a brief look at this five-year-old ‘airline’ and how it has reached its …

March 4, 2021| 247 0

US To Drop UK Tariffs In Boeing-Airbus Dispute

The US has suspended all retaliatory tariffs on imported UK goods that were levied as part of the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute. The suspension of tariffs will last four months and come into force on March 8th, backdated to March 4th. The two countries will now look to resolve the dispute amicably through the World Trade Organization (WTO). US- …

February 19, 2021| 238 0

How Pilots Have Adapted To The COVID-19 Pandemic

The global health crisis continues to rock the aviation industry from top to bottom. As a result of the challenging conditions, pilots have had to adapt. Simple Flying spoke with Senior Airbus A350 Training Captain Chris about how he and his colleagues have been adjusting. Taking action During the initial European lockdowns last year, Chris was stuck …

February 13, 2021| 324 0

France To Get A New Airbus A330-200F Operator

With a presence in 160 countries through 755 agencies, 750 warehouses, 110,000 employees, and a vast fleet of 502 ships, global shipping giant CMA CGM is expanding even further through the acquisition of four A330-200F (freighters). Coming from the cargo division of a Middle Eastern carrier, these four jets will be the foundation of CMA CGM’s new a …

January 20, 2021| 359 0

How ‘Sir Alfred’ Lived In Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport For 18 Years

Many readers will be familiar with Steven Spielberg’s 2004 film The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks. It told the story of a man stranded at JFK for years after he was denied entry but who could not return home due to a coup. The tale is purportedly based on the story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who lived for 18 years in Terminal One a …

January 19, 2021| 260 0

Airbus Reportedly Planning To Increase A320 Production

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is reportedly planning to ramp up the production of its A320 family of aircraft to surpass the monthly number of planes it manufactured in 2019. The Toulouse, France-based planemaker, had plans to increase production from 60 to 63 planes per month by 2021. This, of course, had to be scaled back due to the global …

January 15, 2021| 262 0

The Airbus A300 Vs A310 – What Is The Difference?

Airbus’ first aircraft was the A300, closely followed by the A310. Together, they placed Airbus well on the route to competing with Boeing. They follow much of the same design and offer commonality between types. The A310 came about from demand for a smaller capacity aircraft but also offered some innovative changes that fed back to the A300. Airbus …

December 27, 2020| 395 0

Air Serbia expands Montenegro operations

Air Serbia has started adding flights and has more than doubled its capacity to Montenegro compared to its initial plan over the coming days. It comes amid the collapse of Montenegro Airlines, leaving the Serbian carrier as the sole operator between the two countries, which is the busiest cross-border market in the former Yugoslavia. The Serbian ai …

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