Boeing 737 MAX Takes First Flight with New Large-Format Flight Displays from Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Boeing 737 MAX took its first flight today in Renton, Wash., making it the latest next-generation Boeing aircraft to fly with Rockwell Collins’ advanced large-format flight displays. More than 3,000 737 MAX aircraft are on order with the first delivery expected in 2017. The new 737 MAX flight deck includes four … [Read more…]

Alaska Airlines to fly nonstop between Anchorage and Spokane, Washington, starting June 11

SEATTLE —Alaska Airlines will beginweeklynonstop service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Spokane, Washington, starting June 11 through August 27, 2016. “Alaska Airlines is excited to introduce the first ever nonstop service between Spokane and Anchorage for the peak summer travel season,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “We are pleased to offer … [Read more…]

United Airlines to Operate Longest Scheduled Flight Between San Francisco and Singapore

Daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to Singapore begins June 1, 2016 New service joins United’s growing list of new routes launching this summer from SFO to Tel Aviv (TLV), Xi’an, China (XIY) and Auckland (AKL) CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2016 /– United Airlines today announced that it will introduce daily nonstop flights between its San Francisco International … [Read more…]

Boeing, SWISS Celebrate Delivery of Airline’s First 777-300ER

ZURICH, Jan. 29, 2016 /– Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The latest addition to SWISS’ fleet touched down in Zurich today following a non-stop 4,545 nautical miles (8,418 kilometers) delivery flight from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center in Everett, WA. “The delivery … [Read more…]

Report on the serious aircraft incident 12 August 2014 at Rørvik Airport, Norway, with Airbus Helicopters EC 130 B4, LN-ORR, operated by Helicopter Utleie AS

The helicopter was about to land at Rørvik Airport for refuelling. There were two people on board, the commander and loadmaster. Uncontrolled rotation to the left started as the helicopter passed runway treshold at an altitude of 5-10 metres. The commander quickly understood that he had no directional control, and chose to land the helicopter … [Read more…]

oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby to step down

Bruce Ashby is to step down as oneworld CEO later this year, after more than five years leading the world’s most highly prized airline alliance. He has made himself available to stay at oneworld’s helm until June to enable a seamless handover to his successor. After accepting his resignation, the oneworld Governing Board began an … [Read more…]

JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it has expanded its existing partnership with Hawaiian Airlines through a bilateral codeshare agreement. JetBlue is placing its ‘B6’ code on nonstop flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines between New York (JFK) and Honolulu (HNL). The ‘B6’ code is also available on select connecting flights from JetBlue’s east coast network to Honoluluvia … [Read more…]

Iberia to launch flights to Tokyo and Shanghai

Iberia has announced plans for direct flights from Madrid to both Tokyo and Shanghai. Luis Gallego, Iberia’s Chairman and CEO, says: “We have always wanted to be a global airline. With these routes to Tokyo and Shanghai, we take a step in that direction, while we bring closer our country to two economical and touristic powers … [Read more…]