April 10, 2021| 46 0

United’s Fleet Takes A Hit With Boeing 737 MAX & 777 Groundings

United Airlines is now in the second sudden fleet crisis. After facing the surprise grounding of select Boeing 777 aircraft that has kept most of the 777-200s out of the schedule, the airline faced another blow today with the surprise 737 MAX announcement. While the latest issue with the MAX does not affect all of the airline’s aircraft, United has …

April 5, 2021| 59 0

Italy Has A New Airline: EGO Airways Operates Maiden Flight

Although the airline company was founded almost two years ago, EGO Airways only operated its maiden flight just last week. On March 30th, the airline’s one and only Embraer E190 (affectionately named Martina) took off from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) for Giuseppe Verdi Airport in Parma (PMF). EGO Airways’ first commercial flight According to E …

March 20, 2021| 29 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 10, 2021| 25 0

Which US Big Three Airline Is Most Likely To Order The Boeing 777X?

Despite various delays during its production process, the Boeing 777X is a highly-anticipated aircraft among airlines and avgeeks worldwide. American Airlines, Delta, and United are considered the ‘big three’ of US commercial aviation, and have all operated previous 777 variants. However, none of them have yet placed an order for the next-generatio …

March 9, 2021| 23 0

American Airlines Encourages Employees To Get Vaccinated

Airlines are very wary of making vaccines mandatory for staff. However, American Airlines has come up with some incentives to encourage employees to get vaccinated without forcing them to do so. Staff members who accept the vaccine when it becomes available to them will receive one extra paid vacation day plus $50 of Nonstop Thanks points. In Januar …

February 25, 2021| 30 0

Boeing Wanted To Change 777 Engine Covers Before United Failure

New information has surfaced in the wake of the United Airlines 777 engine failure at the weekend. An internal document from the FAA indicates that Boeing was aware of a problem with the engine covers on certain aircraft and had been planning to redesign them in the future. Engine cover redesigns have been discussed for years With the industry still …

February 22, 2021| 29 0

The Boeing 727 – Why Was It Built?

Having launched the four-engine 707 in the late-1950s, Boeing had to consider what aircraft it might produce for shorter flights to and from smaller airports. Airlines had different demands, with some wanting proven four-engine jets while others preferred the idea of twin-engine aircraft. Let’s have a look at how the 727 came about and why Boeing d …

February 19, 2021| 30 0

United Airlines Announces New London Heathrow Route From Boston

Today United Airlines revealed that it is to launch a new route to London Heathrow (LHR) later this year. While the exact start date is yet to be confirmed, we know that the airline plans to fly a Boeing 767-300ER to London’s primary airport from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The transatlantic flight corridor from London to the United St …

February 14, 2021| 33 0

Air Canada Hopes For Connecting Traffic As It Anticipates Government Aid

Strict government travel restrictions have been a huge burden and revenue-killer for Canadian airlines, including Air Canada. The carrier has done several things to position itself for success in 2021, including the full and permanent conversion of some of its retired 767s into freighters. On the passenger operations side, however, the airline need …

February 1, 2021| 43 0

How Did 2020 Turn Out Financially For Major US Airlines?

Most US airlines have already reported their 2020 financial results. Unsurprisingly, every carrier struggled amid a weak demand environment that led to steep losses and drastic cuts in capacity. Simple Flying takes a look at airline results from 2020. The core losses All major airlines reported a loss for the full year of 2020. From the highest loss …

January 28, 2021| 32 0

Six States Count For Almost Half Of US Jet Fuel Usage

If you think filling your car is expensive, spare a thought for the airlines. Across the United States, airlines consumed 636,335 barrels of jet fuel in 2019, costing them a total of US$52,727 million. It’s a major expense for airlines and one of the few operating costs they’ve been able to reduce throughout the travel downturn. California the thirs …

January 27, 2021| 32 0

Boeing 747-200 Returns To Karachi Following Engine Stall

A Boeing 747-200 suffered an engine stall and shutdown while taking off yesterday, forcing it to return to Karachi International Airport. The aircraft belongs to a Kyrgyzstan-based charter operator Aerostan, which operates two 747s and one A300. The incident The incident occurred on a flight, numbered BSC 752, yesterday from Karachi International to …

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