What’s required, exactly, to bring a new airplane into service? The rollout of a new commercial airliner is the visible culmination of years of work by the plane’s engineers, designers, and manufacturing team.
Aireon, the newly operational space-based aircraft tracking network could be the most important development in locating planes since radar was invented in World War II.
From its first flight in 1987, Air Transat has grown steadily. In 2018, it was named World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax.
TPG climbed into the dusty hangar of aviation history to find out about two-floor aircraft: Some that pioneered international air travel, some that were one-of-a-kind and some you still can fly today.
Before movies, Wi-Fi or live bands, playing cards were offered as in-flight entertainment.
The longest passenger jetliner in the world just made its debut. On March 13, the very first Boeing 777X was presented to company employees, inside the airframer's main wide-body manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington.
Not too big and not too small, the Airbus A321LR is fit to take airlines and passengers the extra distance.
Concorde, which made its first flight 50 years ago on March 2, 1969, was a magnificent creature of the skies, a supersonic transport with roots in the 1950s and 1960s “boom” of aviation innovation. But what gave the Mach 2 marvel the ability to fly faster and farther than many military fighter jets?
The mega-jet is dead. In a move that surprised no one in the industry, Airbus announced that its A380 line in Toulouse will close in 2021, once the final aircraft on order has been delivered.
What does a professional, highly experienced pilot think of the planes? "I love both aircraft for different reasons. Where one comes up short, the other one excels,” said Captain Rory Kay.