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Commercial Airline News

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Larry Page Envisions The Airport Of The Future

Says Airplanes Are Efficient, Airports Are The Problem

As many in California dream of something called a Hyperloop train that would be designed to transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about the time it takes Dominos to deliver a pizza ... Google co-founder Larry Page says that there is nothing wrong with flying between the two cities ... it's the getting on and off the airplane that makes flying inefficient and time-consuming.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Airbus Forecasts Strong Demand For Air Travel In The Middle East

Delivers First A380 To Qatar Airways Saying Airplane Is 'Ideal' For The Region

Airbus has delivered Qatar Airways' first A380, and has used the occasion to tout the airplane as playing a "major role" in the growing Middle East air transport sector.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Boeing: Asia Pacific Region To Lead Global Need For New Pilots, Technicians

More Than 400-Thousand Expected To Be Required Over The Next 20 Years

If you're looking for a job as a pilot or aircraft technician, you might want to look east ... to the Far East. The 2014 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, projects a requirement for 216,000 new commercial airline pilots and 224,000 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2033.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Swiss International Air Lines Orders Up To 25 A320neo Airplanes

Will Gradually Replace The Carrier's Existing A320 Aircraft

Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

FAA Proposes Fines Against American Eagle

Says Airline Did Not Follow Proper De-Icing Procedures In 2013

The FAA has proposed a $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle for allegedly failing to follow approved aircraft de-icing procedures for certain flights out of Sioux Falls, SD.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Embraer, Republic Airways Holdings Sign Firm Contract For 50 E175 Jets

Aircraft To Be Flown Under United Express Brand

Embraer S.A. and Republic Airways Holdings have entered into a contract for the sale and purchase of 50 firm E175 jets. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog, is estimated at $2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

European Carrier easyJet Orders 27 Additional A320 Aircraft

Airline Has A Total Of 315 Airbus Airplanes On Order

easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.

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